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23 November 2021

Following a competitive procurement, Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, announces it has been awarded a $20 million contract by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply CTX 9800  Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) for baggage screening at several US airports.

With over 2,000 units deployed worldwide, the CTX platform is a proven technology used in air transportation security for the past 20 years. The latest generation of CTX 9800 further enhances the airport operator’s ability to meet evolving security and operational challenges by providing both advanced screening capabilities and efficiencies in business management solutions.

Sally Nordeen, Sr. Director Business Development of Smiths Detection Inc. commented, “Smiths Detection’s CTX 9800 EDS technology plays a vital part in aviation security. Its utility can be continually expanded to deliver ever increasing value to users. Through innovation, including the development of digital platforms to business management applications, Smiths Detection is able to deliver the most reliable, advanced and future-proof solutions needed to protect our skies.”

The CTX 9800 is certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3.0 and 3.1 requirements.

 CTX 9800  Explosive Detection Systems (EDS)

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