Smiths Detection Wins Air Cargo Inspection Contract in Philippines
First order for compact, adaptable vehicle scanner
SINGAPORE -- April 1, 2014
Smiths Detection today announces that its new CIP-300 Car Inspection Portal
will be installed at Manila International Airport’s Terminal 3, to scan cargo
trolleys as they travel to and from aircraft.
The contract, with Filipino freight handling and warehousing company
Cargohaus, will allow the trolleys to be quickly and efficiently checked for
hidden weapons, explosives, drugs or other contraband, and stowaways.
The CIP-300, powered by a low-energy X-ray source and using advanced material
discrimination software, provides high quality images that reveal detailed
contents of freight and baggage. Its compact footprint and simple
configuration offer an affordable and adaptable system that can be used, most
typically on light vehicles, in a range of operational areas.
Nathan Manzi, Smiths Detection’s Asia Pacific Vice President, said: “Smiths
Detection is always seeking the best and most appropriate systems to scan
different kinds of vehicles both for security and customs duty avoidance. This
order underlines how easily the CIP-300 is customized and we are confident
airports and security checkpoints in Asia Pacific and across the world will
soon realise its full potential.”
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military
markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated
technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and
biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and
contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying
integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and 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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