U.S. to install high-powered X-ray machines in airports

Airports across the United States are likely to install hundreds of high-powered X-ray machines that are better at finding bombs in carry-on luggage.

U.S. to install high-powered X-ray machines in airports

Airports across the United States are likely to install hundreds of high-powered X-ray machines that are better at finding bombs in carry-on luggage.

The USA Today reported Friday that the new machines could also remove one of the biggest check-in hassles -- taking a laptop out of its case.

Starting this month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing the new machines at three airports and could buy up to 500 starting this fall for major airports, TSA chief Kip Hawley said.

The new equipment would replace some of the 2,000 conventional airport X-ray machines, which have a limited ability to help security screeners find bombs.

The new machines, which will cost 120,000 U.S. dollars each, photograph bags from two angles instead of one and show the images on side-by-side screens.


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