SMITHS DETECTION AWARDED A $14M U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ORDER

SMITHS DETECTION AWARDED A $14M U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ORDER

EDGEWOOD, MD., Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smiths Detection today
announced a $14.1 million order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
for supplies, parts and services to maintain X-ray cargo scanners deployed by
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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The maintenance will be performed on HCVM and HCVG scanners, high energy
systems that screen vehicles and freight for explosives and contraband at
ports and border crossings. The order will help ensure CBP screening remains
continuously operational.

Terry Gibson, Smiths Detection's Vice President of Global Service, said: "We
are considered a world leader in threat detection technologies due in part to
our belief in providing long-term value through exceptional service. This
dedication to meeting operational needs and ensuring our technology functions
at peak performance helps our customers protect travelers across the U.S and
the entire world."

The order includes: program management services, configuration management,
warranty transitions, preventative and corrective maintenance, and X-ray
systems. It is part of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)
contract with a total value of up to $62.5 million.

For more information on Smiths Detection's service operations, please visit:
http://www.smithsdetection.com/en/service-support.html.

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.

Media Contacts:

Chad Kolton, Blueprint Communications, 571-414-0730, chad@blueprintcomms.com

Dana Knox-Gower, Smiths Detection, Director of Communications and Marketing -
Americas, 203-207-9726, dana.gower@smithsdetection.com

CONTACT: Chad Kolton, Blueprint Communications,
         571-414-0730, chad@blueprintcomms.com

         Dana Knox-Gower, Smiths Detection,
         Director of Communications and Marketing - Americas,
         203-207-9726, dana.gower@smithsdetection.com

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