OSI Systems gets a $25 million deal from TSA

Published 2 October 2009

OSI Systems receives $25 million from TSA for advanced imaging technology; the order is placed under the terms of its recently awarded, $173 million contract with TSA

OSI Systems, Inc. announced that its security division, Rapiscan Systems, has received an order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) valued at about $25 million for multiple units of its Secure 1000 Single Pose advanced checkpoint security screening solution.

The company noted that the order is placed under the terms of its recently awarded, $173 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract from TSA for Advanced Imaging Technology solutions.

The Secure 1000 Single Pose systems will be manufactured at company’s facility in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

A week ago Rapiscan Systems announced that four of its systems — the Rapiscan 620DV, Rapiscan 632DV, Rapiscan 638DV, and Rapiscan MVXR5000 — have been included on the TSA Candidate Technology List for Air Cargo Inspection.

Rapiscan Systems president, Ajay Mehra, stated, “The Rapiscan 632DV and Rapiscan 638DV were developed and launched this year specifically for the emerging air cargo market. Their inclusion on the TSA Candidate Technology List along with the previously introduced Rapiscan 620DV and Rapiscan MVXR5000 underscores our ability to develop solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. Our innovation and expertise make us highly qualified to serve the global air cargo community. We look to continue to expand our screening options available to air cargo companies globally.”

The TSA’s Certified Cargo Screening Program requires 100 percent inspection of air cargo carried on passenger airplanes by August 2010. Rapiscan says that its air cargo products have been deployed by a number of air cargo companies, including Indirect Air Carriers (IACs), passenger and cargo-only airlines, freight forwarders, and other commercial freight companies.