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CAMS system can detect PETN explosive

GateKeeper USA : 30 December, 2009  (New Product)
The Pentaerythritol Trinitrate explosive substance used in the attempt to destroy Northwest Airlines aircraft can be detected using GateKeeper's Advanced Container Security Device
GateKeeper USA has announced that its Advanced Container Security Device (ACSD) commercially known as the CAMS device has the ability to detect PETN. "The explosive that nearly brought down Northwest Airlines flight 253 is extremely powerful...A little more than 100g of PETN could destroy a car." "The device allegedly used by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab involved a" "plastic container with 80g of PETN" according to the Guardian.


"This is the same substance used by Richard Reid, the 'shoe bomber' in 2001 on a flight to Miami. In August, Al-Qaida attempted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's counter terrorism chief, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with a PETN-based explosive device," stated Mr Richard Sowden, Director of Technology for CSL, GateKeeper USA's strategic partner.

The technology incorporated within GateKeeper USA's CAMS device is able to detect PETN in minute' trace quantities, utilizing a much smaller footprint and offering superior detection capabilities to the failed "puffer machines" and security swabs used to look for trace amounts of certain substances. The CAMS technology is currently being marketed by GateKeeper USA in the maritime security sector to detect this and other dangerous and illegal substances that may be aimed at hurting US and International concerns worldwide.
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