India to import vehicle scanners from US

New Delhi, March 18 (KMS): The Indian government is set to import vehicle scanning machines from the US to use it in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) is an advanced version of the scanning system which is not based on X-Ray and it can monitor all vehicles entering the territory.

The MMPDS is a safe, effective and reliable automated scanning system that quickly detects, locates and identifies explosives, weapons, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, humans, other contraband as well as unshielded to heavily shielded radiological and nuclear threats, the Indian officials said.

The paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials said this is a Muons-based static scanner technology for ‘Full Body Scanning of vehicles’ for concealed (or otherwise) contraband goods, all types of firearms (including un-assembled ones), ammunition, explosives, components used in fabrication of improvised explosive devices, gun silencers, various telescopic sights, night vision devices, radio equipments, fake currency, precious metals etc.

“At present after correspondence, presentations, and technical discussions with M/S SSBI Ltd and OEM, the dates for demonstration of MMPDS system at OEM’s R&D facility and Onsite installation at the US has been sought and awaited from the firm,” Indian CRPF Director General Kuldiep Singh said.

He also said that many other manufactures of vehicle scanning systems made presentations to the Force’s officials but they did not meet the requirements.“Once the initial presentation is made before us, a team of CRPF officials will visit the manufacturer in the US to evaluate the actual performance of the system,” he said.

Muons-based technology can help detect dangerous nuclear material and see into damaged nuclear power plants.

A senior CRPF official said this technology is better than what is installed at Petrapole Integrated Check Post on the India-Bangladesh International Border in West Bengal.

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