The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a new multi-million-pound contract to German company Smiths Detection to deliver various aviation security solutions at all MOD airports worldwide.

Under the deal, Smiths Detection will deploy a wide range of speed and security solutions, all of which are backed by a ten-year support programme, for managing hand luggage, passengers and freight at the airports.

UK MOD spokesman Iain Mcleod said: “This key contract will deliver checkpoint and hold baggage security for all UK MOD airports over the next decade.

“Installation is currently underway, maintaining and enabling class-leading aviation security to support our operations around the globe.”

The technologies to be implemented at the MOD airports include HI-SCAN 145180-2is dual-view X-ray equipment for inspecting air cargo; CEIA PMD2PLUS walk through metal detectors; IONSCAN 600 trace detectors; and the millimeter-wave eqo scanners for screening people.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Smiths Detection UK / Ireland market head Richard Thompson said: “We are proud to have been selected for this contract by the UK MOD.

"The screening systems included in this contract will provide world-class detection capabilities to protect against evolving threats."

“Enhancing aviation security with cutting-edge technology is our top priority. The contract was awarded after a rigorous procurement process and we are delighted to have been able to demonstrate our technical capabilities and understanding of the need for performance and efficiency.

“The screening systems included in this contract will provide world-class detection capabilities to protect against evolving threats.”

The security detection equipment to be integrated by Smiths Detection will offer additional capabilities for the MOD at its wide range of airports internationally.

Separately, the company has bagged another contract to deliver new hold baggage screening equipment at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands that is in line with the latest European Union (EU) regulations of EDS Standard 3.

Image: Smiths Detection bags UK MOD contract to deliver aviation security solutions at all UK MOD airports. Photo: courtesy of Smiths Detection.