Smiths Detection2009-07-16 14:44:54

Smiths Detection Awarded $10.6 Million U.S. Government Contract for Advanced High-Energy X-ray Systems

Smiths Detection today announces a $10.6 million U.S. Government contract for its mobile, high-energy cargo screeners which will be deployed across the country to inspect inbound and outbound shipping containers and trucks.

Stephen Phipson, President of Smiths Detection, said: "This contract underlines the superiority of our mobile, high-energy X-ray solutions built at our Alcoa facility in Tennessee. These advanced, highly reliable detection systems produce best-in-class imaging resolution, critical in assisting the rapid identification of potentially life threatening or illegal shipments."

The HCV Mobile inspection vehicles use high-energy X-ray scanning designed to optimize security checks at ports, airports and border crossings. The systems are used to inspect trucks, containers and other vehicles for contraband, weapons, explosives and narcotics.

Smiths Detection (www.smithsdetection.com) offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group (www.smiths.com), a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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