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Thor LVX explosive photonuclear explosive detection system.

Valley Forge Composite Technologies : 05 February, 2008  (New Product)
Valley Forge nears completion of Thor LVX project for high throughput detection system ideal for ports and borders.
Valley Forge Composite Technologies and its subsidiary Valley Forge Detection Systems have announced that development of its Thor LVX Advanced Explosives Detection System is nearing completion. Thor LVX is an Advanced Explosives Detection System capable of penetrating shielding to detect and identify explosives, nuclear material, narcotics and chemical and biological agents using photonuclear technology. "The assumptions of high efficiency and high speed of the photonuclear method and its greater advantages above other methods of detection of hidden explosives have been confirmed by project collaborators at the P N Lebedev Physical Institute," reported Valley Forge President and CEO Lou Brothers. This project is a joint effort between Valley Forge Composite Technologies and leading physicists at the P N Lebedev Physical Institute and is sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy. The Thor LVX prototype has been developed at the P N Lebedev Physical Institute and the first production unit is currently being built in the United States. Expected markets for this system include airports, seaports, cargo terminals and border crossings.

"Thor LVX is expected to play a major role in cargo screening," says Mr Brothers. On August 3, 2007 President Bush signed into law Bill "HR 1 Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007" that requires screening of all cargo on passenger airplanes within three years and sets a five-year goal of scanning all United States-bound cargo containers for nuclear devices before they leave foreign ports. According to US Representative Bob Etheridge, in a statement made on May 4, 2006, only 5% of cargo containers leaving foreign ports bound for the US are screened.

Valley Forge Composite Technologies and its wholly owned subsidiaries are developers, manufacturers and worldwide distributors of next-generation detection and aerospace systems. Valley Forge Detection Systems is developing the Thor LVX Advanced Explosives Detection System.

Valley Forge Imaging offers the Odin-Uldris Personnel Screening System. This system may be used in any market requiring personnel screening such as schools, government buildings, sporting events and passenger terminals. It allows screeners to detect items such as explosives, weapons, narcotics, gemstones, bundled currency and ingested items at a rate of approximately 700 persons per hour.
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