TSA places USD 45m order for Smiths Detection explosives detection systems

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has ordered 26 additional CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) from Smiths Detection, formerly Morpho Detection — Safran, with an option to purchase twelve additional units, for a combined maximum value of over USD 45m, the company said.

Smiths Detection will deploy all 26 CTX 9800 units to screen checked baggage at airports throughout the US Part of a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract announced in 2012, these units bring the total number of CTX EDS ordered by TSA to over 1,300 — including almost 200 CTX 9800.

Smiths Detection´s CTX 9800 utilizes leading-edge computed tomography (CT) technology to deliver high-resolution 3D images in medium- and high-speed configurations.

The CTX 9800 is certified by the US Transportation Security Administration, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements.

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

Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets. The company provides expertise to detect and identify constantly changing chemical, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats, as well as weapons, dangerous goods, contraband, and narcotics.