Mass. firm to create replacements for TSA's full-body scanners
BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A Massachusetts-based organization has been tapped to build replacement full-body scanners for the TSA.
According to the Boston Business Journal, the L-3 Security and Detection Systems, the Mass.-based security division of L-3 Communications, received a contract for $245 million with the TSA back in November to create image-free detectors, as well as "safe millimeter wave technology."
The firm's scanners will use a generic cartoon-like character in place of the X-ray images created by the scanners currently in use.
The TSA announced plans to scrap the full-body X-ray scanners on Friday amid privacy concerns. They say manufacturer of the X-ray scanners failed to come up with a solution that would use a cartoon figure rather than X-ray images of airline passengers.