Advanced detection systems designer and manufacturer Smiths Detection has secured an order to supply high-speed checked baggage scanner, HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system (EDS), from Santiago International Airport in Chile.
Smiths Detection won the order through its regional authorised partner Aerotech, following a public tender process where the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT was selected as the technology that best meets Santiago International Airport demands.
The order for the tunnel explosives detection system will enable the Chilean airport to support its security and operational capabilities to meet the expanding air traffic requirements.
Leveraging Smiths Detection’s dual-energy, dual-view X-ray technology and Analogic Corporation’s computed tomography (CT), the XCT offers an imaging solution that is capable of screening up to 1,800 bags an hour.
The XCT received lab certification from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2013, which is required for it to be marketed globally outside the US, and it already has European Union standard 3 approval.
Smiths Detection interim president Brian Jones said: "HI-SCAN 10080 XCT provides an ideal solution for major airports looking to enhance baggage security."
"It is faster, takes up less space and its dual-imaging expedites throughput. We are delighted Santiago Airport will be the first to reap the benefits."
Smiths Detection advanced security solutions is widely used in civil and military markets across the globe that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband.
Image: Smiths Detection wins first order for high-speed checked baggage scanner. Photo: courtesy of Smiths Detection.