Smiths Detection awarded Transportation Security Administration contract

Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract valued at more than US$4 million by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The deal will see Smiths supply its IONSCAN 500 DT Explosives Trace Detection Systems (ETD) to airports across the US over the next two years, and also includes on-site service maintenance. The new ETDs are in addition to the systems already widely deployed throughout US airports, which are used for secondary screening at checkpoints or checked baggage areas.

The IONSCAN 500DT, certified on the TSA Qualified Products List for security screening, uses Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS) to perform trace analysis of explosives in seconds. It allows operators to detect a wide range of military, commercial and homemade threats.

“Our mission is to make the world a safer place by providing our customers with the most advanced detection technologies,” stated Shan Hood, President of Smiths Detection Inc. “We aim to help safeguard society, protect life and support the free flow of trade. We are proud to be Smiths, pushing boundaries to deliver innovative solutions for the world’s challenges”.


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