Vidisco USA Inc. announced today the award of a $27 million USD contract to supply more than 300 Guardian 12” X-Ray systems to the United States Air Force

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The contract will be carried out over a 5-year period. This is the second award in two years, after a previous award for more than 200 systems to the US Marine Corps in 2019. This important award recognizes the quality and versatility of Vidisco’s products and position. Vidisco USA Inc. as one of the largest X-ray suppliers for the United States Department of Defense.

Vidisco USA Inc. announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $27 million USD, to supply portable digital Guardian 12” X-ray systems for the United States Air Force.

Vidisco’s portable X-ray solutions have been selected by numerous military and law enforcement agencies around the world, including the United States Marine Corps and various army and police forces in Israel, France, Italy, Japan, and Finland.

The Guardian system is a military-grade DR system designed especially for security applications. Dustproof and waterproof, with MIL-SPEC and IP-67 ratings, the Guardian was designed to meet the extreme conditions of security and military missions. Military X-ray inspections are commonly conducted under stressful and dangerous situations. In these situations, X-ray images must be captured rapidly and analyzed in a short time frame. To address this challenge, the Guardian system offers ultra-fast deployment, one-time downrange, and a high-resolution digital image captured with one pulse only, as well as advanced image editing software.

For the past 30 years, Vidisco has delivered thousands of portable X-ray systems for EOD/IED military and law enforcement customers around the globe. Close work with such units has enabled Vidisco to manufacture improved solutions to suit customer needs.

The Guardian includes additional optional accessories, such as integration with robots, a dual energy module for organic/inorganic differentiation, and an option that allows fusion of X-ray and visible images using Augmented Reality (AR), as well as a slider solution for large object scanning, 3D scanning (XAR), and more.

About Vidisco

Vidisco is the leading design and manufacturing company of portable X-ray inspection systems for the security and industrial markets. Founded in 1988, Vidisco’s systems have been supplying military and law enforcement agencies with a handheld, lightweight system which can capture X-ray images of any item, in any circumstances, within seconds. Thanks to the safe design of the X-ray source, high sensitivity detector, and advanced software capabilities, the system can be safely used in public spaces.

Vidisco also provides solutions in the NDT industry for a wide variety of applications, including detection of cracks, erosion & corrosion, FOD, composite materials and more.

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Press release date: 13 October 2020