Smiths Detection installs baggage scanners at 11 Indian airports

23 September 2020 (Last Updated September 23rd, 2020 12:04)

Smiths Detection has delivered and installed 34 units of the CTX 9800 DSi checked baggage Explosive Detection System (EDS) at 11 airports in India.

Smiths Detection installs baggage scanners at 11 Indian airports
Chennai International Airport, one of the first airports to install the CTX 9800 DSi checked baggage Explosive Detection System (EDS). Credit: Moirangthem Romio Singh.

Smiths Detection has delivered and installed 34 units of the CTX 9800 DSi checked baggage Explosive Detection System (EDS) at 11 airports in India.

This includes ten airports managed by the Airports Authority India (AAI) and one Chandigarh International Airport (CHIAL)-managed airport.

The company has also completed the necessary operational training of airport staff at all the sites.

The CTX 9800 is a ECAC Standard 3-approved and Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-certified device developed to offer high-resolution 3D images of luggage to support accurate decision-making and improve airport security standards.

The technology also expedites the baggage screening process, improving operational efficiency at airports.

Smiths Detection India managing director Vikrant Trilokekar said: “At this time, airports need to maximise cost efficiencies through technologies that enable accurate detection and seamless flow of baggage.

“We’re confident that our security solutions, technical expertise, and experience will help AAI meet the industry’s highest security standards and get ready for the future of travel.”

In addition, the company secured another contract to deliver six further baggage scanners to five domestic Indian airports by the end of next March.

Based in the UK, Smiths Detection focuses on delivering threat detection and security screening technologies.

Last month, Singapore Changi Airport extended its partnership with the company. As part of the collaboration, the airport will install 20 Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 10080 XCT automatic explosives detection systems (EDS) in Terminal 2 over the next four years.