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AUSA 2021: USAF receives portable explosives detection systems

13th October 2021 - 15:45 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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Vidisco USA displayed the Guardian 17 portable X-ray explosives detector at AUSA 2021. (Photo: Wilder Alejandro Sanchez)

Portable X-ray explosives detector for USAF uses radio frequencies rather than Wi-Fi to transmit data.

The US subsidiary of Israeli company Vidisco showcased the Guardian 17 military-grade portable digital radiography inspection system at the AUSA exhibition in Washington DC on 11-13 October.

A spokesperson explained to Shephard that Vidisco USA is looking for new US-based and international clients for the Guardian family of portable inspection systems. Specifically, the Shield compact EOD detection system is being marketed to US law enforcement agencies and Latin American clients.

Explosives detection is an important issue for the USAF, which placed a contract with Vidisco USA in October 2020 for more than 200 units of the Guardian 17 system. Deliveries are

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