A dirty bomb or RDD (Radiological Dispersal Device) is usually a conventional bomb or improvised explosive device which contains radioactive material. The bomb is used to spread radiation across as wide an area as possible. The bomb is not a nuclear weapon and usually has minimal destructive power, its main purpose being to create a large enough blast to disperse the radioactive material. This material is usually nuclear waste from power stations. Materials most likely to be used in dirty bombs are Caesium-137, Strontium-90 and Americium-241. The actual damage that a dirty bomb could inflict is still the subject of a great deal of contradictory debate.
Z Backscatter Vans are being supplied to Yemen customs from American Science and Engineering to fulfil anti-terrorism objectives at the customs border through screening cargo and vehicles for explosives
Ensuring passenger and facilities security whilst overcoming the human factor in providing a safe transport environment are amongst the conference themes to be discussed at the Transport Security Expo in London in September
Peter Kant, Vice President, Global Government Affairs at Rapiscan Systems describes how both processes and technology are evolving to meet the future demands of screening large numbers of people and vehicles to stem to tide of terrorism internationally
Intellicheck Mobilisa explains how Defense ID can be used in the civil aviation industry for screening passengers before boarding to identify fake or forged documents, wanted individuals and suspected terrorists