Smiths Detection wins UK Ministry of Defence airport security contract

Smiths Detection has been awarded a new, multi-million pound contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a wide range of aviation security solutions across all MOD airports globally, the company said.

Delivering a solution which offers industry-leading speed and security for hand luggage, passengers, and freight, the deal includes: ScanTrailer 100100V-2is mobile X-ray inspection systems; HI-SCAN 145180-2is dual view X-ray equipment for inspecting air cargo; IONSCAN 600 trace detectors; CEIA PMD2PLUS walk through metal detectors; and millimeter-wave eqo scanners for screening people.

The contract also includes a ten year support programme.

Smiths Detection provides threat detection and screening technologies for the military, air transportation, homeland security, and emergency response sectors. The company provides expertise to detect and identify constantly changing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well as weapons, contraband, and narcotics.