London Gatwick Airport picks Smiths Detection explosives detectors

Smiths Detection LLC, formerly Morpho Detection LLC, has signed a second contract with Gatwick Airport to supply and service 11 additional CTX 9800 DSiâ„¢ explosives detection systems (EDS), the company sdaid.

Following a successful trial and order for nine CTX 9800 EDS announced earlier this year, Gatwick will deploy 11 additional units to screen all in-gauge baggage in the North Terminal — helping ensure the safety of more than 45 million passengers a year.

This is the first order for the enhanced CTX 9800, which offers increased throughput thanks to a belt speed of 0.5 meters per second. Scheduled for deployment by September 2018, Smiths Detection´s on-site network of expert engineers and technicians will help ensure peak performance and maximum uptime for a minimum of ten years.

Powered by edge computed tomography (CT) technology, CTX 9800 is approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference as meeting Standard 3 requirements and certified by the US Transportation Security Administration and Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Capable of screening 1,800 bags per hour, CTX 9800 combines high-resolution 3D visuals with intuitive navigational tools — allowing the operator to ´travel´ through the bag and manipulate images.

Smiths Detection´s CTX family of EDS is the most widely used in the world, with more than 2,000 units shipped worldwide.

Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global provider of threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets.