Iraq’s Najaf looks to security with X-ray screening systems

Iraq’s Najaf International Airport has ordered a Z Portal cargo screening system and a number of parcel inspection systems from Massachusetts, US-headquartered American Science and Engineering (AS&E). The equipment will provide Najaf Airport with capability to scan incoming vehicles and baggage for weapons, vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), drugs, and other threats and contraband. Najaf Airport has also contracted to a five-year contract for ongoing support from AS&E.
“Passengers and freight forwarders are increasingly turning to Najaf Airport for their international air travel and shipping requirements,” commented Sheikh Faed Al-Shimary, director general of the Najaf Airport Authority. “We chose AS&E’s comprehensive detection solutions because they provide rapid inspection of vehicles and carry-on luggage in a high-security and high-traffic environment while ensuring the flow of passengers and commerce.”
According to AS&E, its X-ray detection systems are used for aviation screening in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. For example, Taiwan Aviation Police deploys the Z Portal system to check in air cargo passing through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
The Z Portal system offers multi-view, drive-through screening for left, right, and top-down imaging of cars, vans, trucks and their cargo. The screening system is available in two sizes – one for large trucks, buses and freight-carrying vehicles, and a smaller size for passenger vehicles. Customers include the US Department of Defense (DoD), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Abu Dhabi Customs and NATO.
Iraq’s Najaf International Airport has ordered a Z Portal cargo screening system and a number of parcel inspection systems from Massachusetts, US-headquartered American Science and Engineering (AS&E). The equipment will provide Najaf Airport with capability to scan incoming vehicles and baggage for weapons, vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), drugs, and other threats and contraband. Najaf Airport has also contracted to a five-year contract for ongoing support from AS&E.
“Passengers and freight forwarders are increasingly turning to Najaf Airport for their international air travel and shipping requirements,” commented Sheikh Faed Al-Shimary, director general of the Najaf Airport Authority. “We chose AS&E’s comprehensive detection solutions because they provide rapid inspection of vehicles and carry-on luggage in a high-security and high-traffic environment while ensuring the flow of passengers and commerce.”
According to AS&E, its X-ray detection systems are used for aviation screening in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. For example, Taiwan Aviation Police deploys the Z Portal system to check in air cargo passing through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
The Z Portal system offers multi-view, drive-through screening for left, right, and top-down imaging of cars, vans, trucks and their cargo. The screening system is available in two sizes – one for large trucks, buses and freight-carrying vehicles, and a smaller size for passenger vehicles. Customers include the US Department of Defense (DoD), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Abu Dhabi Customs and NATO.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest air cargo security news

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals gains IATA’s CEIV Lithium Batteries accreditation

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has successfully obtained accreditation under IATA’s CEIV Lithium Batteries (Li-batt) standard. Hactl…

Read More

Share this story

IATA WCS: take action to drive change

By Rebecca Jeffrey

The take home message from the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) was clear – the industry has the tools to…

Read More

Share this story

SATS first ground handler to achieve IATA lithium battery certification

Singapore-based SATS has become the first cargo ground handler to gain IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries’…

Read More

Share this story