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existing system without the addition of any delay and with less
than a 1 (one) f false alarm rate.
It weighs less than 30 lbs.,
costs 1/3rd the price of an x-ray machine, is simple to use, and
detects explosives in less than 2 seconds.
capabilities of this instrument is well documented in tests
conducted in 1987 at Baltimore Washington International Airport
and at the FBI Academy in 1988.
The Iti Walk Thru Detector (Model 85) is widely used in the
U. S. Nuclear Power Industry and protects the Houses of
Parliament in London.
It can process one person every 6 (six)
The decision facing the U. s. today is a policy, not a
The threat is so acute and the consequences
so dreadful that we should enhance the capabilities of the current system now by the addition of commercially available
instruments such as we have shown you here today.
Deployment of these or any similar instruments does not
eliminate the need to continue R & D efforts to find an even
important but our focus must be on what we can do today to
enhance the system.
We strongly support the recommendation of the Air Transport
Association that a special appropriation be made from the
Aviation Trust Fund for the acquisition of explosives detectors.
The ATA's estimated $17,100,000 cost for vapor detectors is
sufficient to deploy more than 1400 ITI Portable Explosive
Detectors and could equip all 0. s. carriers at high-threat
airports abroad and at home.
We also recommend that R & D funding be expanded to speed up
the progress. ION TRACK INSTRUMENTS INC., as an FAA Research Contractor, has new technology in the laboratory that shows every
promise of detecting an even higher percentage of the threat.
In summary, the threat to the Air Transport Industry has
changed from hijackings to bombings.
Equipment is commercially
available which has and will deter the terrorist bomber.
March 20, 1989
1. Explosive devices (BOMBS) are TODAY the most alarming threats
to the safety of the world's air travelers.
2. Recent events show a DANGEROUS INCREASING TREND in bombing
3. There are NO GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS for bomb detector devices
in the U. S. air security program!
4. Yet, ITI bomb detectors have been protecting people FOR
5. Current users of ITI bomb detectors include:
* 80% OF ALL U. S. NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS (15 YEARS)
S. ARMY (EOD) OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE
* NASA, HOUSTON SPACE CENTER
* U. S. NAVY SUBMARINE SERVICE
* THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT (10 YEARS)
6. SEMTEX is believed to be the explosive substance (plastique)
used in the bombing of Pan Am 103, as well as most other
recent terrorist incidents. 7. ITI has successfully detected SEMTEX, the "terrorist's choice"
explosive, in EVERY TEST conducted to date, a 100 % rate with actual captured samples!
8. ITI's personnel and baggage detectors are:
AVAILABLE / IN USE TODAY / COST-EFFECTIVE / HIGHLY RELIABLE