Smiths Detection Wins $63M X-Ray Scanner Order From U.S.
Awarded under TSA’s Advanced Technology 2 (AT-2) Contract
EDGEWOOD, Md. -- April 2, 2014
Smiths Detection has won a $62.9 million order to supply automatic explosives
scanners for carry-on baggage under the Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) Advanced Technology 2 (AT-2) contract.
The aTiX (automatic threat identification X-ray) systems, which use
multi-view, high resolution imaging to detect explosives and other threats,
will be installed this year at several airports across the United States.
Brian Jones, Interim President of Smiths Detection, said: “I am proud and
privileged that TSA has put its confidence in us as a partner in its mission
to keep the traveling public safe. Our aTiX platform provides enhanced and
progressive levels of detection capability, to help protect against evolving
threats to aviation security.”
Already installed in over 70 U.S. airports, aTiX is capable of detecting a
wide range of threats and illegal substances and can be readily upgraded as
new threats emerge.
Terry Gibson, Vice-President of Smiths Detection, Americas, said: “Our
investments in technology and infrastructure are geared to meet the needs of
major customers like TSA. Our checkpoint systems, which will be manufactured
at our main U.S. facility in Maryland, provide the highest levels of both
security and overall value.”
To learn more about Smiths Detection’s aTiX X-ray systems, 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.
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Chad Kolton, Blueprint Communications
Dana Knox-Gower, Smiths Detection
Director of Communications and Marketing - Americas
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