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September 03, 2015 4:16 PM ET

Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components

Company Overview of Smiths Detection, Inc.

Company Overview

Smiths Detection, Inc. develops threat detection equipment and screening technologies for military, transportation, homeland security, and resilience applications. It offers biological agent detection equipment, chemical agents detection equipment, chemical identification, explosives detection liquids, explosives/narcotics trace detection, integrated systems, metal detection equipment, people screening systems, radiation detection equipment, security checkpoint solutions, and X-ray inspection products. The company’s products are used to detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, narcotics, nuclear and explosive materials, contraband and dangerous materials, or illegal materials....

21 Commerce Drive

Danbury, CT 06810

United States

Founded in 1987





Key Executives for Smiths Detection, Inc.

Finance Director
Vice President of Global Operations
Chief Executive of Smiths Group
Age: 62
President of Military
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Smiths Detection, Inc. Key Developments

Smiths Detection Inc. Announces $27 Million Order from U.S. Army for Mobile Medical Shelters

Smiths Detection, Inc. announced it has received a $27.7 million follow-on production order from the Department of the Army for Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS). SDI’s CBPS M8E1 systems are specialized, highly mobile medical shelters. They are designed to military specifications, are highly resistant to chemical and biological threats and can be used in natural disasters and other emergencies, such as a potential terrorist attack response. They build on SDI’s chemical and biological detection and identification expertise by providing the military a highly mobile, chemical/biological agent-free environment and safe haven for patients in which to administer healthcare without the need for protective clothing. CBPS systems are manufactured at Smiths Detection's U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, Maryland.

Smiths Detection Wins Order to Supply Mobile Inspection Systems to Nicaraguan Customs

Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply Nicaraguan customs with several mobile inspection and X-ray inspection systems. The award, including technical support and a multi-year warranty, supports plans to modernize and optimize security checks at ports and border crossings in the Central American country. Smiths Detection will supply its HCVM T, which is easily moved on any road and site to site, and provides flexibility and utilization across the region. It allows inspection of whole trucks, containers and vehicles. Along with the HCVM T, a sophisticated dataset management system (DMS) will allow the integration and remote, centralized supervision of the operations at each HCVM T site. The HI-SCAN 180180, also part of the award, is specially designed to meet the needs and applications of airports, customs facilities, transportation operations, carriers, and parcel services where the inspection of large pallets and freight containers is required.

Smiths Detection Announces Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Year to Date May 2, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Smiths Detection announced earnings results for the third quarter and year to date May 2, 2015. The company delivered underlying growth in headline operating profit in both the third quarter and year to date against a weak comparator that was affected by £12 million of non-recurring charges.  Despite challenging trading conditions across many markets, which resulted in lower underlying revenue for the year to date, the company continues to make good progress in implementing business improvement and cost cutting initiatives. These are contributing to an improved outlook for headline operating profit margin in 2015 and strengthening the competitive positioning. 2015 full year revenue is expected to be below last year. Headline operating margins are likely to improve for the year against a comparator affected by one-off costs.

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