Navy Secretary sees explosives 'sniffer' test

Navy Secretary sees explosives 'sniffer' test

Implant Sciences Corp. said it conducted a successful demonstration of its explosive detection device for the Secretary of the Navy Gordon England on Dec. 12.

The company, based in Wakefield, Mass., said that in the Washington demonstration its Quantum Sniffer Explosive Trace Detector was independently operated by Navy personnel and detected minute traces of explosive samples in operational scenarios, such as on vehicles and parcels.

While ISC is initially marketing the detector for military applications, the company has been selected by the Transportation Security Administration to develop next-generation detectors for use in American airports. ISC said it plans to market the Quantum Sniffer on a global basis, and estimated the U.S. market for such systems at $1.9 billion.