1st Detect explosives detector begins testing for passenger screening at airports

Astrotech (NASDAQ: ASTC) subsidiary 1st Detect has announced that its new explosives trace detector (ETD), the TRACER 1000, has entered into Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)´s Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL), the company said.

Successful completion and passing of DT&E and certification testing leads to TSL Certification — a significant endorsement that foreign governments and other US government agencies consider before procuring ETDs. Certification is also a major step towards being listed on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)´s Qualified Products List (QPL), and subsequently being deployed in airports throughout the US.

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