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CAA enlists Rapiscan to develop Lithium battery test

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has awarded security equipment specialist Rapiscan Systems a contract to determine the feasibility of automatically detecting potentially dangerous Lithium batteries in air cargo.  The CAA contract, supported by UK Department for Transport funding, calls for Rapiscan to develop advanced detection algorithms to establish the extent to which lithium batteries transported within air cargo can be identified. CAA’s state safety programme manager, Ian Shaw, said: “The CAA ... [+]

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