Smiths Detection wins $96.8m TSA contract

23 September 2019 (Last Updated September 23rd, 2019 13:55)

UK-based security solutions provider Smiths Detection has secured a $96.8m contract from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply checkpoint CT systems.

Smiths Detection wins $96.8m TSA contract
Smiths Detection will provide HI-SCAN 6040 CTiXs to the TSA Credit: Politikaner

UK-based security solutions provider Smiths Detection has secured a $96.8m contract from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply checkpoint CT systems.

According to the contract, the company will provide HI-SCAN 6040 CTiXs, Computed Tomography (CT) 3-D Scanners to the organisation.

This contract is a part of the TSA Advanced Technology X-ray programme to enhance security, aviation efficiencies and passenger experiences.

The CTiX is the company’s latest innovation that can automatically identify threats. It examines the contents of the baggage from all angles and generates 3D images to provide better visuals to the officers.

The technology vendor claims that CTiX can also be upgraded to support TSA’s vision for future procurements, which includes integration with automated screening lanes and advanced algorithm development.

Smith Detection president Shan Hood said: “Smiths Detection’s expertise and global strength enables us to deliver on regulator, airport and airline needs today while helping to position them for the future.”

In addition to CTiX, Smiths Detection’s advanced integrated and risk-based screening solutions include the iLane, a checkpoint lane that can automatically separate suspicious baggage.

Last month, Smiths Detection opened a new training and experience centre in India to serve airport clients.

Located in Gurugram, Haryana, the service centre has been set up with an investment of $1.5m.

In April, Smiths Detection’s distributor Dainippon secured an order to deliver a high-speed explosives detection system (EDS) to Argentina’s Ezeiza International Airport.

The HI-SCAN XCT 10080 EDS will be deployed at the airport’s new baggage handling system to boost the speed and efficiency of screening processes.