02 April 2014

Smiths Detection wins $63m U.S. X-ray scanner order

Smiths Detection, part of global technology business Smiths Group,  today announces a $62.9 million order to supply automatic explosives scanners for carry-on baggage under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Advanced Technology 2 (AT-2) contract.

The aTiX (automatic threat identification X-ray) systems, which use multi-view, high resolution imaging to detect explosives and other threats, will be installed this year at several airports across the United States.

Brian Jones, Interim President of Smiths Detection, said: “I am proud and privileged that  TSA has put its confidence in us as a partner in its mission to keep the travelling public safe. Our aTiX platform provides enhanced and progressive levels of detection capability to help protect against evolving threats to aviation security.”

Already installed in over 70 U.S. airports, aTiX is capable of detecting a wide range of threats and illegal substances and can be readily upgraded as new threats emerge.