UK: Trial could lead to airport hand luggage restrictions on liquids being scrapped

Security restrictions on liquids and laptops in airport hand luggage could be removed in the UK, due to the rollout of new high-tech 3D scanners. For 16 years, air passengers have had to take all hand luggage liquids, in containers Read More …

Tiny toiletries forever? The future of TSA, from liquids to shoes

On Nov. 19, the Transportation Security Administration will turn 21 — old enough to drink, but not a full-size alcoholic beverage. The Department of Homeland Security agency was established in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent threats Read More …

New explosive detection software at Irish airport ends need to separate liquids

Passengers at an Irish airport will no longer have to separate their liquids or electronics thanks to a new 3D x-ray screening system. The high-tech system has in-built explosive detection software, that eliminates the need for passengers to separate liquids Read More …

Latvia: Riga Airport to Purchase New Explosives Detection System for Checking Hand Luggage

Riga Airport of Latvia will purchase a new explosives detection system to control passengers’ hand luggage by using financial savings from the European Cohesion Fund. Through a statement issued on June 30, the Ministry of Transport of Latvia emphasized that Read More …

Ireland: Guns and bombs smuggled into Dublin Airport

Bombs and guns have been smuggled into Dublin Airport, a damning report by the European Aviation Safety Agency has found. In total, seven prohibited items passed through security scanners at the airport – including guns and explosive devices. Senator Tom Read More …

TSA Checkpoints Begin Using 3D Checkpoint Scanners to Improve Explosives Detection

On April 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has installed computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners that provide 3D imaging at TSA checkpoints at Frederick Douglass Grater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Rochester, New York. Six CT X-ray units Read More …

DHS S&T Posts 17 R&D Needs in Annual Long Range Broad Agency Announcement

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) posted the annual release of the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA), an open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address Read More …

South Africa: Man arrested with hand grenade at airport in Bloemfontein

Police arrested a man who was found in possession of a drill hand grenade at the Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein, causing the airport to be evacuated on Monday. “The suspect arrived at the airport and reported at check-in-counter, Read More …

Delhi man arrested at Coimbatore airport for carrying suspected explosive substance

Police said the 31-year-old was carrying packets of a powder that seemed to be in the explosive category of substances; the man claimed it was a type of ore imported from Cambodia The Peelamedu police on Sunday arrested a 31-year-old Read More …

Texas: TSA Explosive Detection Canines are trained in San Antonio

Some of the most important security missions across mass transportation systems are in the hands or paws of canines. Currently throughout the nation, there are more than 1,000 canine teams part of the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Read More …