London Gatwick selects Smiths to provide, service baggage explosives detection systems

Smiths Detection, formerly Morpho Detection — Safran, has won a contract with London Gatwick Airport Limited to supply and service nine high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS), the company said.

When fully operational, the UK airport will utilize CTX 9800 to screen all in-gauge baggage in the South Terminal and ensure compliance with UK Department for Transport mandates requiring the use of Standard 3-approved EDS by September 2018.

Smiths Detection´s on-site network of engineers and technicians will ensure that all CTX 9800 are maintained, serviced, and optimized to operate in peak condition for a minimum of ten years.

Capable of screening 1,800 bags per hour (BPH), CTX 9800 enhances operational efficiencies by combining high-resolution 3D visuals with intuitive navigational tools.

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