MANILA – A new full-body scanners have been installed and are now ready for use by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) in the terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Defense Protection System Inc. President Jose Mari Castaneda said in a media interview said a 14 units of Smiths full-body scanner purchased by the MIAA have been installed in NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4.
“Our airports in Metro Manila are now equipped with a modern unit that can detect any foreign object carried by individuals underneath their clothing.” Castaneda said.
“The installation of the P12-million full-body scanners will shorten the long lines of individuals going and passing through the security check.” He said.
In a demonstration it was shown that any object carried by an individual, after a 360-degree turn within the millimeter wave zone, would be marked as a subject of search.
Unlike the old type of full-body X-ray which is harmful to the operator and the people passing through it. The millimeter wave produced by the machine is not harmful to people.
Castaneda said, “No private parts will be seen in this unit, and the millimeter wave can only detect skin-deep, thus is not harmful to human health.”
According to Castaneda, of the 14 units, 3 units were installed at Terminal 1, 5 units at Terminals 2 and 3, and 1 unit at Terminal 4.