Leidos Awards Smiths Detection Multi-Million Dollar Order to Support U.S.
EDGEWOOD, Md. -- July 1, 2014
Smiths Detection today announces a multi-million dollar order from Leidos, the
prime contractor of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)’s
Integrated Logistics Support contract, for supplies, parts and services to be
provided at some 400 airports across the U.S.
Under the four-year agreement with Leidos, Smiths Detection will provide fully
trained field support plus supplies and parts for its X-ray, advanced X-ray
and explosives trace detection technology. The order will help ensure airport
checkpoint screening remains continuously operational.
Terry Gibson, President, Smiths Detection, Inc., said, “We are committed to
helping our customers protect travelers across the U.S. and around the world.
This contract underlines how we deliver on that commitment to long-term value
by ensuring our technology meets the operational needs of our customers.”
New field staff working on this contract will attend technical training
sessions at Smiths Detection’s Training & Service Center in Edgewood,
Maryland. The center is dedicated to training and service support for
customers throughout North, Central and South America on the full range of
Smiths Detection’s CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiation, nuclear and
explosives) detection and X-ray technologies.
For more information on Smiths Detection’s service operations, 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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