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Smiths Detection to Provide Advanced Air Cargo Screening for Lufthansa Cargo

Dépèche transmise le 12 juillet 2011 par Business Wire

MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smiths Detection today announced a contract with Lufthansa Cargo to provide the leading world cargo carrier with X-ray inspection and trace detection units for security screening.

Lufthansa Cargo bought multiple Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 180180-2is X-ray inspection units and IONSCAN 500DT explosives units to support air cargo screening throughout the Americas.

Dan Martel, Director Regional Sales for Smiths Detection said, “This combination of our X-ray unit and explosives detection device is ideal for air cargo screening because it creates a system able to detect a much broader range of threatening substances. Smiths Detection products are especially designed to meet the needs and applications of airports, customs facilities, transportation operations, carriers, parcel servers or wherever high security and total screening is required.”

James LoBello, Lufthansa Cargo Head of Security, the Americas said, “We continued to join with Smiths Detection because of their strong reputation in creating rigorous and effective security screening technology. Complementing the already deployed equipment, the additional Smiths Detection’s X-ray and trace inspection units will help us to continue our pro-active approach to air cargo security. This investment in the Americas will allow us to expand our ability to more effectively and accurately screen for explosive devices at international airports.”

To view a video on Smiths Detection X-ray & trace solutions for air cargo screening visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/transportation_air_cargo.php

For the HI-SCAN 180180-2is technical specifications, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/HI-SCAN_180180-2is.php

For details and to view the IONSCAN 500DT product video, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/IONSCAN_500DT.php

Smiths Detection (www.smithsdetection.com) designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has plants in eight U.S. states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is part of Smiths Group (www.smiths.com), a global leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states. For more information on its U.S. operations: U.S. Fact Book.

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading cargo carriers. In 2010, the airline transported around 1.8 million tonnes of freight and mail and clocked up 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres. The Company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves some 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary.

Business Wire

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