Tuesday, June 24, 2014

US Military and Police to Begin Using Next Generation X-Ray Guns

The company behind the backscatter imaging technology rampant in American airports is back with a new invention: a handheld X-ray “gun” capable of seeing through various types of material.

According to national security website Defense One, the device has been dubbed the “Mini Z” portable scanner and it’s capable of capturing transparent images and sending them to other devices, such as laptops or tablets. The scanner’s manufacturer, American Science and Engineering (AS&E), is currently offering the device to the US military, law enforcement agencies and border patrol officials.

 Not only can the device see through boxes, bags, airplane wings and car seats, it can display and detect a wide range of objects, including guns, explosive material, bricks of cocaine and other drugs and more.