Thursday, July 20, 2006

Cubic and GE Security Support Public Transit Explosives Detection Study

Bradenton, Fla. and San Diego – July 18, 2006 – Cubic Corporation (AMEX: CUB) and GE’s Security business (NYSE: GE), today announced the successful conclusion of the first real-world operational test of the companies’ jointly-developed automatic public transit ticket vending machine with integrated early warning explosives detection and supporting faregate capability.
The Baltimore Rail Security Study tested and collected data from the Cubic and GE explosives-detecting ticket vending machine, the Early Warning Explosives Detection System (EWEDS), deployed in a Baltimore Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) subway station throughout the month of June. This pilot focused on the system’s ability to identify the possible presence of explosives compounds on passengers as they purchased tickets prior to passing through the faregates to board trains.
The study was a cooperative effort of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology unit, the MTA and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), with technical support provided by Cubic and GE Security.