Leidos Awards Smiths Detection Multi-Million Dollar Order to Support U.S. Airports

  Leidos Awards Smiths Detection Multi-Million Dollar Order to Support U.S.   Airports  Business Wire  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: 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.  Contact:  Blueprint Communications Chad Kolton, 571-414-0730 chad@blueprintcomms.com or Smiths Detection Dana Knox-Gower, 203-207-9726 Director of Communications and Marketing - Americas dana.gower@smithsdetection.com  
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