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UK looks at Qinetiq's millimeter wave imaging for bomb detection

Qinetiq Millimeter Wave

We got an update on the state of the millimeter wave imaging technology being developed by "personal security" company Qinetiq a couple of months ago, and the latest word is that their small scanner for inspecting individuals and small groups will be ready to roll officially in August. Also, as a result of the recent London bombings, the UK government and police force are looking into adopting the scanners for detecting concealed bombs and weapons. A single scanning portal can handle snapping moving images that can "see" through a person's clothes at a rate of 500 people per hour. Home Secretary Charles Clarke said the UK government would begin testing the devices immediately upon their availability in August.

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