TSA checkpoint at South Bend airport gets new 3D scanners

NOW: TSA checkpoint at South Bend airport gets new 3D scanners

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Two 3D scanners used to detect explosives are being installed at the TSA checkpoint at the South Bend International Airport.

These state-of-the-art Computed Tomography scanners will provide 3D imaging of the contents of bags during TSA screenings.

The scanners are also expected to reduce touchpoints at the airport and reduce the need to TSA officers to pull aside bags and search them, said Indiana TSA Federal Security Director Aaron Batt.

Passengers can also leave electronic devices in their bags when using the scanners.

The machines will be installed this week and will gradually open for use in the coming weeks.

“While travelers will encounter lines at the TSA checkpoint during installation, this is a temporary experience,” said SBN’s CEO and Executive Director Mike Daigle. “When complete these upgrades will bring an even faster and easier screening experience for all SBN travelers.”

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