Smiths Detection awarded $19m contract for checked-baggage scanner

Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract for over $19 million to supply CTX 5800 computed tomography (CT) 3D-imaging systems to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for checked-baggage screening. The CTX 5800 was included on TSA’s qualified product list (QPL) for Type 2 Explosives Detection System (EDS) in August 2018.

The CTX 5800 is a compact solution combining high resolution 3-D imaging and data collection. In addition to having achieved TSA QPL status for checked-baggage, the CTX 5800 is also approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) – helping agencies worldwide to harmonize higher levels of detection performance.

Shan Hood, President at Smiths Detection Inc., said, “Smiths Detection has years of experience as a leader in producing advanced detection technology and designing solutions for the future. TSA’s addition of the CTX 5800 system to the QPL will help airports achieve higher standards of security and protection of the traveling public.”

The contract award will allow Smiths Detections’ CTX 5800 to be deployed as a stand-alone system.