Smiths Detection wins cargo scanner contract in Azerbaijan

  Smiths Detection wins cargo scanner contract in Azerbaijan

Business Wire

VITRY, France -- March 27, 2013

Smiths Detection today announces a €17.8 million contract to supply the
Azerbaijan Customs authorities with high energy cargo scanners for security
checks at ports and borders.

The X-ray scanners, due to be installed this year, will be used to inspect
freight, including railway wagons, as part of a customs modernization project
already underway. Four similar gantry systems were sold to the Caucasian
republic last year.

Hans Zirwes, Vice President of International Sales for Smiths Detection, said:
“This latest contract underlines the quality of our advanced scanning systems
and our strong customer relationships. Azerbaijan Customs set a high value on
the system’s excellent image definition and ability to transmit images to
their headquarters in Baku for more data analysis and storage”.

The HCVG and HCVT screening systems are used to inspect trucks, containers,
vehicles and wagons for explosives, weapons, narcotics, and contraband. They
reduce the need for manual inspection and can also be used for manifest
verification. The X-ray imaging capability gives the operator a quick and
detailed view of contents that discriminates between organic and inorganic
material. The HCVG can check up to 23 trucks per hour.

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.


Smiths Detection
Colin McSeveny, Head of Group Media Relations
T: +44 (0)20 7808 5534
Barbara Zanzinger
Director Communications and Marketing
T: +49 (0)611 9412816
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