Smiths Detection explosives trace detector approved on TSA air cargo screening list

Smiths Detection´s IONSCAN 600 is the first explosives trace detection system to be approved on the TSA Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL) under the latest program requirements to ensure security of cargo aboard airplanes, the company said.

These latest requirements, which came into effect in 2016, require a significantly higher level of explosives detection capability and software functionality.

The IONSCAN 600 is a portable desktop trace detection system that detects minute quantities of explosives, as well as narcotics such as fentanyl, within seconds. It is designed to be extremely flexible for use in dynamic screening environments and is fully operational on hot-swappable batteries to ensure continuous use.

Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global provider of threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets. For more information visit