Smiths Detection X-Ray Screening and Explosives Detection Systems for Passengers, Baggage and Cargo
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security.
Complete solutions for changing airport security needs
Airports, airlines and authorities worldwide choose Smiths Detection’s extensive expertise in integrated solutions that are designed for optimal security, scalability and efficiency in order to ensure the security of passengers, customers and infrastructure.
Smiths Detection offers everything from standard off-the-shelf products to complete, individually tailored solutions. We have all the proven expertise, experience and backup you need, all from one source. Put your trust in us for high-quality equipment, reliability and a global service footprint.
Integrated checkpoints for airports
Our integrated checkpoint solutions help customers achieve the highest levels of security and efficiency.
Complete solutions comprise a range of services, including planning, design, commissioning, integration and lifetime service.
Scalable hold-baggage solutions for wide-ranging airport operations
We have more than 40 years of experience in aviation security. Our comprehensive hold baggage solutions (HBS) portfolio offers scalability, designed to be integrated into small airports, multi-terminal and multi-airport installations alike.
Comprehensive air cargo screening
The air cargo industry is growing in parallel with passenger travel, but it has its own unique risks. Our extensive range of detection solutions is designed to ensure operators and service providers are confident that cargo will arrive at its destination safely, detecting potential threats that may compromise operations.
Global support for airport security solutions
Smiths Detection operates globally and has strong links with distributors and representatives, allowing the company to provide complete sales and service support to airport industry clients worldwide.
Manufacturing facilities are located in Germany, France, the UK, Malaysia and the US, with some also operating as research and development (R&D) centres of excellence. Sales and service centres in 17 countries provide global coverage.
About Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection is one of five operating divisions of Smiths Group, a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Employing over 23,000 people in more than 50 countries, Smiths Group is a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, delivering products and services for the threat and contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets worldwide.
With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.
Our goal is simple: to provide the security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends. For more information, visit our website or fill out the enquiry form on this page.
Products and Services
Integrated Checkpoint Solutions
The escalating challenges of new regulations, increasing passenger numbers and exacting business goals all demand more complex checkpoint security solutions.
Advanced Hold Baggage Screening
Hold baggage screening (HBS) is about to take the next step in its evolution.
Comprehensive Air Cargo Screening
The air cargo industry is growing side-by-side with passenger travel, yet poses its own set of risks.
The Overall Perspective of the Airport Security Checkpoint
With increasing passenger numbers, new regulations and ever-evolving threats, airports are constantly challenged to maintain operational efficiency and improve security effectiveness.
Risk-Based Screening for Airport Security
Risk-based screening (RBS) is becoming increasingly popular in some aviation security sectors.
Ashgabat International Airport Reconstruction
Hamad International Airport (HIA)
Boise Airport, Idaho (BOI/KBOI)
As air cargo screening demands continue to rise amidst the rapid growth of e-commerce and fast freight, Smiths Detection has launched its brand new cargo scanner, HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro.Read more
Smiths Detection has secured a $96.8m contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its latest computed tomography (CT) 3-D scanners, HI-SCAN 6040 CTiXs.Read more
Smiths Detection's long-term Spanish distributor TECOSA has secured the company's largest-ever single order of hold baggage security scanners.Read more
Smiths Detection is developing the future of aviation security with pioneering solutions, which will be showcased at the Passenger Terminal EXPO.Read more
Smiths Asia Pacific president Roland Carter has been appointed as president of Smiths Detection as of March 2018.Read more
Smiths Detection will provide multiple CTX 9800 DSiTM systems to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under a $50m order.Read more
Düsseldorf Airport in Germany is introducing advanced screening technology for hold baggage provided by Smiths Detection.Read more
Smiths Detection has been chosen to supply its line of advanced security scanners at Terminal B and Moscow Cargo Complex at Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia.Read more
EL AL Airlines Orders Additional Smiths Detection CTX 5800 Hold Baggage Explosives Detection Systems
Smiths Detection, formerly Morpho Detection, has announced that EL AL Airlines has purchased 11 additional CTX 5800 explosives detection systems (EDS) to screen hold baggage.Read more
Smiths Detection's newly launched IONSCAN 600, a non-radioactive, portable explosives detector, has gained approval from the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Management Group.Read more
Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply Heathrow Airport with 17 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners, a revolutionary type of X-ray inspection system that checks hold baggage for explosives.Read more
Smiths Detection has won a contract worth $125 million to provide a comprehensive range of advanced detection equipment for Abu Dhabi Airport's new terminal.Read more
Smiths Detection has signed an agreement with Canada's Optosecurity to develop and distribute an advanced checkpoint enterprise software solution, which will improve the overall performance of security checkpoints and reduce their operational costs.Read more
Smiths Detection announces today that its HI-SCAN 6040-2is advanced baggage X-ray scanner has been approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference according to EU Standard Two Type C, under the requirements for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS).Read more
Smiths Detection's IONSCAN 500DT is included among 'qualified' technologies for explosive trace detection on the TSA air cargo screening technology lists (ACSTL) and meets new procurement guidelines that took effect on 1 January.Read more
Advanced detection systems designer and manufacturer Smiths Detection has formally opened its Asia Pacific Manufacturing Facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.Read more
Smiths Detection has announced that its HI-SCAN 6040aTiX advanced baggage X-ray scanner has been certified by France's Service Technique de l'Aviation Civile (STAC) under the requirements for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS). The system is approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference according to EU standard two type C and EU EDS standard two, and by the US TSA for checkpoints.Read more
Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 145180-2is has been formally approved for air cargo screening in the US after successfully completing stringent qualification testing by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration).Read more
Smiths Detection has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Optosecurity to develop and distribute an advanced Checkpoint Enterprise Software Solution.Read more
Smiths Detection has won the ‘Best Innovator’ award from the Airport Operators Association, for the development of its automatic explosives detection X-ray system HI-SCAN 10080 XCT.Read more
Smiths Detection has won a contract award for $6.8m to supply RespondeR Bottled Liquid Scanner (BLS) units to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for use at U.S. airport passenger screening checkpoints.Read more
Smiths Detection today launches an advanced dual-view X-ray inspection system, HI-SCAN 6040-2is, for automatic explosive detection at security checkpoints - where bags and personal belongings are screened.Read more
Smiths Detection's HI-SCAN 10080 XCT Explosives Detection System (EDS) has passed laboratory certification for high-speed checked baggage screening from the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).Read more
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has formally approved Smiths Detection’s Multi-Mode Threat Detector (MMTD) as an explosives trace detection system to inspect cabin and hold baggage, cargo and passengers.Read more
Smiths Detection has announced a contract with Lufthansa Cargo to provide the leading world cargo carrier with X-ray inspection and trace detection units for security screening. Lufthansa Cargo bought multiple Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 180180-2is X-ray inspection units and IONSCAN 500DTRead more
The Smiths Detection eqo body imaging system has been named as one of the joint winners of the Equipment and Technology Innovation Award 2010, organised by A|D|S, the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade organisation. A|D|S, the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade organisatRead more
Smiths Detection has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with 20/20 BioResponse for its BioCheck powder screening test kits. The partnership adds a low-cost, highly-effective biological threat assessment tool to strengthen Smiths Detection's portfolio of proven emergency and first responRead more
Smiths Detection has announced that its HI-SCAN 130130T-2is X-ray inspection system has been added to the Air Cargo Screening Qualified Technology List (ACSQTL) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The system, Smiths Detection's sixth addition to the list, provides operators witRead more
Smiths Detection has launched Bio-ACT, a complete emergency response assessment solution for rapidly identifying biological warfare agents (BWAs) in the field. Bio-ACT comprises four complementary technologies, giving emergency responders a complete toolkit to obtain the highest levelRead more
Munich, Germany- Smiths Detection launched its revolutionary automatic X-ray inspection system HI-SCAN 7555aTiX especially designed for checked baggage and air cargo at inter airport europe 2009. HI-SCAN 7555 aTiX automatically detects explosives in parcels, packages, air cargo,Read more
Edgewood, MD - Smiths Detection has announced an exclusive worldwide partnership with GenPrime to distribute its leading, early screening bio-threat detection system, Prime Alert. Smiths Detection will leverage its strong industry customer relationships, experience and distribution chanRead more
Laval, Canada - Smiths Detection today announced its advanced mobile X-ray inspection solution, HCV Mobile, helped Chilean police uncover a 1.5t shipment of marijuana with a street value of some $4.6 million. In addition to the seizure of a vehicle carrying the drugs, 11 key suspects oRead more
$26.7 Million TSA Order for Additional Advanced Checkpoint X-Ray Systems Awarded to Smiths Detection
A $26.7 million follow-on order from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional advanced threat identification X-ray (aTiX) systems, which will be deployed at airports across the US, has been award to Smiths Detection. This is the third order from the TSA, followingRead more
Smiths Detection Wins TSA Contracts Worth $25.2 Million for Additional Advanced Checkpoint X-Ray Systems
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has announced follow-on contracts worth $25.2 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional advanced threat identification x-ray (aTiX) systems. TheRead more
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has announced the first deployment of iLane, its automated security inspection process which includes the advanced threat identification X-ray (aTiX) system, at Baltimore-Washington InternationaRead more
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has announced the first deployment of its advanced technology (AT) x-ray systems in the United States. Working closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Smiths DetecRead more
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announced the largest deployment of its advanced threat identification X-rays (aTiX) systems in the United States. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed 2Read more
Wiesbaden - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has formally opened a high-tech production plant in Germany designed to meet the soaring global demand for its advanced x-ray scanning machines. The multi-million euro facility in Wiesbaden uses state-of-theRead more
Smiths Detection Awarded US$21 Million US Government Contract for Groundbreaking New aTiX Technology
Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has won a US$21 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for aTiX – the X-ray machine that can automatically detect explosives and liquids at passenger checkpoints. TRead more
Deal includes world's first deployment of aTiX – the checkpoint X-ray machine that can automatically detect liquid explosives Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has been selected by BAA as its long-term strategic partner in aRead more
Smiths Detection Presents Automatic Security Inspection Checkpoint Concept iLane at Inter Airport Europe 2007
Faster passenger flow and increased security standards for carry-on baggage inspection resulting from new automated handling process with integrated automatic explosives and liquids detection Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today launchedRead more
London – Smiths Detection, part of the global technology company Smiths Group, recently announced over $170 million of new contracts. In Russia and Dubai, Smiths Detection has gained significant orders worth over $150 million, in the transportation, and ports and bRead more
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