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Smiths Detection has received a $70M order from the Transportation Security Administration to deploy computerized tomography imaging systems to airports nationwide. The company said Friday it will provide CTX 9800 systems through 2019 in an effort to help TSA personnel detect and identify explosives in luggage content. The baggage screening platform is designed with 3D CT technology and certified by the […] More
Smiths Detection has introduced a checkpoint scanner technology built to help increase security and operational efficiency in facilities. The company said Friday that the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX checkpoint scanner, which features Smiths Detection proprietary computed tomography scanning technology, was demonstrated at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition. HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX removes the need to take out electronic […] More
Smiths Detection has received a $45 million order to supply the Transportation Security Administration with additional explosives detection systems for installation at various airports across the U.S. The company said Wednesday that it will deliver 26 CTX 9800 DSi systems as part of the order with an option to provide 12 more EDS units to TSA. Sally Nordeen, senior director of global EDS […] More
Smiths Detection has secured a multimillion-dollar contract to deploy a range of aviation security products at the U.K. defense ministry’s airports worldwide. The ministry ordered ScanTrailer 100100V-2is mobile x-ray inspection systems; HI-SCAN 145180-2is x-ray equipment for air cargo; IONSCAN 600 trace detectors; CEIA PMD2PLUS walkthrough metal detectors; and millimeter-wave eqo scanners designed for screening people, Smiths Detection said Monday. The […] More
Smiths Detection and Duke University’s Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering have forged a partnership to study deep learning techniques that could boost the screening capacity of airport checkpoint x-ray systems. The company said Friday the partnership is part of Duke University’s contract with the Transportation Security Administration that aims to apply machine learning technology in the […] More
Smiths Detection has secured a $67.9 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide a Joint Chemical Agent Detector system, Striker communication adapter units and associated equipment to the U.S. Army. The company will also deliver communication adapter kits and spare parts through Dec. 21, 2021, as part of the contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Army Contracting Command will […] More
Smiths Detection has opened a Hemel Hempstead, England-based facility for engineering, research and production of chemical and explosive detection technologies. The company said Thursday it will develop security products for the aviation, military and emergency response sectors at the new 67,000-square-foot center of excellence for trace detection. The facility is located nearly 11 miles from Smiths Detection’s previous manufacturing hub […] More
LAC Federal has secured a five-year contract to provide cataloging and cataloging support services to the Smithsonian Libraries that include maintenance work on bibliographic records within online systems. The company said Monday it will offer original and copy cataloging of books, CDs, microfilm, electronic journals, magazines and other printed material on various western European and Asian languages. […] More
Smiths Detection has launched a new online hub to function as a portal of opinion-based and other articles from aviation professionals to provide users insight about the sector. The Aviation Insider website at aviation-insider.com exhibits aviation security practices and facilitate industry discussions, Smiths Detection said Monday. “Aviation Insider is designed to be a critical hub for industry […] More
Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will donate an experimental aircraft that unofficially broke the rotorcraft speed record in 2010 to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Sikorsky designed the X2 Technology Demonstrator in a push to prove that helicopters can double the speed of conventional rotorcraft designs without having to […] More
Boeing's Insitu subsidiary has donated a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region to give public the opportunity to view the drone. Insitu said Thursday the ScanEagle N202SE will display Boeing Aviation Hangar at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center facility in Chantilly, Virginia. The unmanned aircraft […] More
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