Smiths Detection2011-03-25 09:00:15

Smiths Detection wins £2m Baggage Screening Contract with Gatwick Airport

Smiths Detection has won a £2 million contract to supply London's Gatwick Airport with advanced x-ray scanners for hold baggage as a European Union deadline for tougher security standards approaches.

Smiths Detection President Stephen Phipson said: "This order from the UK's second biggest airport demonstrates its confidence in our advanced X-ray systems in terms of reliability, detection capability, image quality and life cycle costs. It is also another step towards a much-needed international harmonisation of aviation security."

Smiths Detection is the world's leading provider of government regulated security systems detecting chemical and biological agents, explosives, weapons and contraband.

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 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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