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Penang and KL Airports to Enhance Security with New Detectors

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Smiths Detection has won contracts to supply advanced X-ray screening systems and explosives trace detectors to two major airports in Malaysia.

Penang International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport Low Cost Carrier Terminal 2 (KLIA2) will be equipped with HI-SCAN detectors that can detect explosives automatically and IONSCAN table-top devices that can identify both explosives and narcotics. They will be delivered within the next year.

Nathan Manzi, Smiths Detection Managing Director, South-East Asia, said, This is a major milestone in growing and servicing Malaysia, one of the fastest growing markets for air travel in the region. The selection of our advanced systems and aftermarket support by Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad confirms our position as the world leading supplier of airport security screening equipment. Our partnership with local distributor Wafada Consult Technic continues to help us grow the awareness of Smiths Detections market-leading products.

HI-SCAN 10080 EDtS are able to screen up to 1,800 bags per hour and automatically detect explosives. HI-SCAN 100100t-2is is a dual-view X-ray system for oversized baggage inspection. IONSCAN 500DT simultaneously detects explosives and narcotics on baggage.

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