Smiths Detection to provide cargo security at Addis Ababa Airport

  Smiths Detection to provide cargo security at Addis Ababa Airport

Business Wire

VITRY, France -- June 18, 2014

Smiths Detection has won a contract with the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise
(EAE) to supply a range of conventional X-ray systems for scanning cargo at
Bole International Airport in the capital, Addis Ababa.

The systems, which will start to be installed in July, include the HI-SCAN
6040i, HI-SCAN 9075 units for scanning freight, HI-SCAN 10080 EDX 2-is for the
automatic detection of explosives and the HI-SCAN 145180 for palletized cargo.

Re-inspection rates at the airport, which handles more than 52,000 passengers
a day, should fall sharply as the advanced systems provide additional layers
of security and quality images that reveal detailed contents of freight and

Ian May, Vice President of Smiths Detection’s EMEA region, said: “This
contract, won because of the quality of our systems and long experience in
airport security, underlines our commitment to keeping African countries and
their borders safe from threats and illegal trade.”

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.


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