Implant Sciences wins Minsk Airport’s explosive trace detector contract

8 May 2014 (Last Updated May 8th, 2014 18:30)

Security device manufacturer Implant Sciences has won a new contract from the Minsk National Airport for the supply of explosives trace detectors (ETDs).

Security device manufacturer Implant Sciences has won a new contract from Minsk National Airport for the supply of explosives trace detectors (ETDs).

Minsk National Airport is the largest airport in Belarus, with the capacity to accommodate 3.6 million passengers per annum.

Under the contract, Implant Sciences will supply 14 units of its advanced explosives trace detectors to Minsk National Airport, including its QS-H150 handheld unit and QS-B220 system.

"We are proud to announce that Minsk National Airport will be added to our growing list of international airports that are implementing our legacy and next-generation ETDs."

The contract is part of the airport's plans to expand its infrastructure and security systems ahead of the 2014 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, which are scheduled to be held in Belarus from 9 to 25 May.

Implant Sciences Russia and CIS countries general manager Natalya Hall said: "We are proud to announce that Minsk National Airport will be added to our growing list of international airports that are implementing our legacy and next-generation ETDs.

"The QS-H150 and QS-B220 were selected by our new customer over larger competitors' ETDs due to our systems' superior performance, lower total cost of ownership, and its non-radioactive source."

QS-H150 uses non-radioactive ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technology to detect trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial and homemade explosives.

According to the company, the QS-H150 has been proven to perform well in a wide variety of temperatures and challenging environments, from humid jungles to dry deserts.

The QS-B220 uses IMS to identify military, commercial and homemade explosives at a lower maintenance cost when compared to competing systems. It features a radioactive material-free design, push-button maintenance and diagnostics, as well as a patented inCal internal automatic calibration system.