Smiths Detection Inc. today announces a five-year contract to supply X-ray scanners to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for its non-intrusive inspection program, aimed at protecting points of entry by land, air or sea.
The advanced scanners will cover a range of operations, from screening passenger baggage to examining cargo for contraband, including narcotics and weapons, as well as nuclear and radiological devices.
Terry Gibson, President, Smiths Detection, Inc., said: “Our cutting-edge technology provides customers like the CBP with the highest levels of security at the best overall value. Our solutions will help them protect against threats entering through U.S. borders, and our commitment to outstanding service and support helps ensure the screening operations will run efficient and effectively.”
The order is part of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, which includes screening systems, accessories, warranties and Smiths Detection Inc.’s world-leading training program.
Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies. Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, MD, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is the US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business. Smiths Group employs some 23.000 people around the world, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.