Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) was awarded a $6.5 million contract to supply Advanced Technology X-ray scanners, accessories and service for carry-on baggage screening under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Advanced Technology 2 (AT-2) contract. Similar scanners, procured under past awards, are already deployed at airports across the United States.
The HI-SCAN 6040aTiX (automatic threat identification X-ray) scanners, which combine multi-view, high resolution imaging with sophisticated software to detect explosives and other threats, will be delivered over the next eight months. aTiX is capable of detecting a wide range of threats and illegal substances and can be readily adapted as new threats emerge.
Terry Gibson, President of SDI, said, “Our top priority is advancing safety and security through technology. The aTiX scanners are a testament to this promise, delivering world-class screening capabilities to protect against evolving threats. This award highlights our ongoing commitment to support Department of Homeland Security agencies, helping them keep the public safe.”
Manufactured in the USA, the scanners will be be rigorously tested before installation at numerous airports around the country.
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 a 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.