-Body scanner wouldn’t have foiled ‘panty’ bomber, says MP who worked on new machines.

Posted: April 27, 2010 in 2010, Articles
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Warning: The £100,000 body scanners, seen here at work, would not have stopped the Christmas Day bomber, according to Tory MP Ben Wallace

Daily Mail | Jan 3, 2010

Gordon Brown’s plans to foil terrorist attacks by installing body scanners at UK airports are doomed to failure, according to an MP who helped to design the machines.

Tory MP Ben Wallace, who worked on the scanners at defence research organisation QinetiQ before entering Parliament in 2005, said the £100,000 ‘millimetre wave’ machines would not have stopped syringe bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from trying to mount his attack on Christmas Day.

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