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
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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