24 September 2010

Smiths Detection wins $43.5 million TSA order

Smiths Detection today announces the award of a $43.5 million order from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its Advanced Technology X-ray systems to be deployed at airport checkpoints across the United States.

The order for HI-SCAN 6040aTiX systems is one of the first delivery orders placed against a five-year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling of $325 million. The award of the IDIQ contract was announced earlier in September.

Stephen Phipson, President of Smiths Detection, said: "This is an important order from TSA for aTiX.  Our advanced X-ray technology provides enhanced capabilities at airport checkpoints with the potential for significant performance upgrades in the future."

HI-SCAN 6040aTiX systems capture multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep to provide more information about every piece of luggage. They also feature software algorithms which can be upgraded to detect evolving threats.