16 March 2015

Smiths Detection wins $125m Abu Dhabi Airport contract

Security & Defence

Smiths Detection, part of global technology business Smiths Group, has won a contract worth $125 million to provide a comprehensive range of advanced detection equipment for Abu Dhabi Airport’s new terminal.

In one of its biggest single airport orders, Smiths Detection will equip the terminal’s entire hold baggage and passenger screening checkpoints as part of the Midfield Terminal Building Project.

The hold baggage systems include the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a next generation high speed explosives detection system combining X-ray and Computed Tomography technologies. For carry-on baggage screening, Smiths Detection will deploy its ATIX (Advanced Threat Inspection X-Ray) systems, supported by trace detection sensors, bottle liquid scanners and radiation detectors.

Smiths Detection President Richard Ingram said: “This contract win highlights our success in supplying advanced, integrated security solutions that meet the operational needs of our customers while delivering long-term value. We look forward to consolidating our already close partnership with such an important and rapidly expanding hub airport.”