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Imaging technology due at Changi Airport

5 Mar 2009

Travellers entering Singapore will soon need to undergo more stringent security checks.

As airport security continues to intensify globally, Singapore Changi Airport plans to introduce the millimetre-wave (MMW) imaging technology.

All the four terminals including the Budget Terminal will be equipped, according to Foo Sek Min, senior director (airport management), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

MMW scanners can detect metallic or non-metallic devices and objects – including weapons, explosives and other threat items – concealed under layers of clothing on a person without any physical contact. The use of scanners is voluntary and passengers can choose whether they want to use the scanner or undergo a physical search. The imaging technology is currently in use at airports across the US, UK, Spain, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Thailand and the Netherlands.

For more information, visit www.changiairport.com

Julian Tan

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