Smiths Detection, a threat-detection and security technology company, has been awarded a contract for the supply of hold baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2.

This terminal is currently under construction.

According to the contract, Smiths Detection will be responsible for the installation of HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units, which will be used for screening hold baggage.

Once operational, Terminal 2 is expected to become an international transit hub.

It will be able to annually handle 25 million passengers and the screening equipment is expected to aid in ensuring quick and thorough screening of the baggage and cargo passing through the terminal.

Smiths Detection vice-president for APAC and Middle East Jerome de Chassey said, “We’re happy to be entering this partnership with Kuwait International Airport, providing them with best-in-class screening equipment for their new terminal. The solutions they have selected are used in some of the biggest airports across the globe and have been designed to provide effective and efficient screening.”

HI-SCAN 10080 XCT uses a dual-view, dual-energy line scanner with high-resolution 3D Computed Tomography (CT).

It is claimed to provide exceptional levels of security with an efficient low false-alarm rate.

Furthermore, it has achieved Standard 3.1 approval, which is the highest defined security standard in the EU. It also achieved TSA 7.2 certification.

Smiths Detection’s device can be further updated as required in the future to automatically detect any new threats.

Led by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works, the project’s primary contractor is Limak Insaat.

In January, Kuwait International Airport received eight cranes from Chinese engineering equipment manufacturer Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology.