Smiths chosen by Cochin International Airport in India for hold baggage screening

Smiths Detection, formerly Morpho Detection — Safran, has announced that India´s Cochin International Airport has deployed four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi hold baggage explosives detection systems (EDS) to screen all passenger checked baggage, the company said.

Cochin is the first airport in India to screen all checked baggage with computed tomography (CT) EDS, which produce high-resolution, 3-D images that facilitate more accurate detection, lower false alarm rates, and reduce the need for manual inspections.

In addition to CTX 9800 EDS, Smiths Detection has supplied 13 HRX dual view X-ray systems to screen arriving baggage at customs checkpoints.

Smiths Detection´s onsite network of expert engineers and technicians will provide preventative and rapid-response services for a minimum of ten years.

Smiths Detection´s service teams include hundreds of field service engineers and field service technicians located at more than 500 airports around the world — performing over 90,000 maintenance services per year.

More than 2,000 units of Smiths Detection´s CTX family of EDS are deployed worldwide.

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