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Smiths Detection Wins US$43.5 million TSA Order

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Smiths Detection has won an order valued at US$43.5 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its Advanced Technology X-ray systems to be deployed at airport checkpoints across the United States.

The order for HI-SCAN 6040aTiX systems is one of the first delivery orders placed against a five-year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling of US$325 million.

The HI-SCAN 6040aTiX X-ray system is among the first to be included on TSA’s Qualified Technology List (QTL) for next generation Advanced Technology X-ray systems.

Stephen Phipson, President of Smiths Detection, said, “This is an important order from TSA for aTiX. Our advanced X-ray technology provides enhanced capabilities at airport checkpoints with the potential for significant performance upgrades in the future.”

HI-SCAN 6040aTiX systems, which are manufactured in Edgewood, Maryland, capture multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep to provide more information about every piece of luggage. They also feature software algorithms which can be upgraded to detect evolving threats.

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