Smiths Detection Awarded Approximately $7 Million Contract for Bottled
RespondeR BLS Provides Quick and Easy Liquid Scanning Capability
EDGEWOOD, Md. -- September 23, 2013
Smiths Detection has won a contract award for $6.8 million to supply RespondeR
Bottled Liquid Scanner (BLS) units to the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) for use at U.S. airport passenger screening checkpoints.
RespondeR BLS is a compact system that uses Raman spectroscopy technology to
identify hazardous liquids in sealed bottles. The scan and analysis are
completed within 20 seconds.
Lance Roncalli, Vice President of Sales, Americas, and U.S. Managing Director
for Smiths Detection, said: “The RespondeR BLS technology is a key solution
for fast and accurate liquid screening. This award reaffirms our commitment to
helping TSA keep travelers safe.”
For RespondeR BLS technical specifications, please visit:
Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify
threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation,
narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing
layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S.
states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders
to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers
include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical
application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100
sites in 40 states.
Chad Kolton, 571-414-0730
Dana Knox-Gower, 203-207-9726
Director of Communications and Marketing - Americas
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