The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has awarded Smiths Detection with a $43.5 million contract for the company to deploy its advanced technology X-ray systems at airport checkpoints across the United States.
Smiths Detection’s—which designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband—HI-SCAN 6040aTiX X-ray system is among the first to be included on TSA’s “qualified technology list” for next generation advanced technology X-ray systems. In addition, the TSA’s order for the HI-SCAN 6040aTiX systems is among the first delivery orders placed against a five-year, $325 million “indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity” (IDIQ) contract awarded earlier in September.
HI-SCAN 6040aTiX systems—manufactured in Edgewood, Md.—capture multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep, and provide more information about every piece of luggage. The systems also feature software algorithms that can be upgraded to detect evolving threats.
Mark Laustra, vice president of homeland security, Smiths Detection, said, the company is proud of its relationship with TSA and public, private “efforts to make the world a safer place. We will continue to invest in developing security solutions that are practical, efficient and reliable.”