Smiths Detection wins major Spanish airport scanner contract

  Smiths Detection wins major Spanish airport scanner contract

Business Wire

WIESBADEN, Germany -- February 13, 2013

Smiths Detection has won a major contract to supply 10 Spanish airports,
including Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, with more than 120 high-speed X-ray
scanners to check hold baggage for explosives and other threat items.

The HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is, which accepts baggage sizes of up to 100 x 80 cm,
can screen as many as 1,800 bags per hour. Its dual view feature allows the
operator to ‘look around’ objects for rapid and accurate evaluation, sharply
cutting re-inspection rates and saving on time and labour costs. It is also
the most compact system in its class.

The multi-million euro order with Spanish airport operator AENA, due for
delivery this year, was agreed through Tecosa, Smiths Detection’s
representative in Spain. Deployment of the HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is, which can
also scan oversized luggage, will allow the airports to meet the strict
Standard 2 requirements of recent European Union legislation on security

Hans Zirwes, Vice President of International Sales for Smiths Detection, said:
“This latest contract underlines both the quality of our advanced scanners and
our capacity to meet specific customer needs. In this case, AENA stipulated
that the equipment must be easily integrated into existing conveyor systems,
one of the selling points of the EDX-2is.”

Smiths Detection ( offers advanced security solutions
in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing
government-regulated technology products that identify explosives, chemical
and biological agents, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group
(, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets
in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices,
communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people in more than 50 countries.


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Colin McSeveny
Head of Group Media Relations
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Barbara Zanzinger
Director Communications and Marketing
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