Smiths Detection Awarded $2 Million TSA Contract for Hand-Held Explosives Detection Systems

Dépèche transmise le 12 mars 2009 par Business Wire

Smiths Detection Awarded $2 Million TSA Contract for Hand-Held Explosives Detection Systems

Smiths Detection Awarded $2 Million TSA Contract for Hand-Held Explosives Detection Systems

PINE BROOK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smiths Detection today announces a $2 million order from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) completed in November 2008 for SABRE 4000 hand-held trace explosives detectors. These lightweight systems can detect trace amounts of substances from either particle or vapor samples.

Cherif Rizkalla, President, Security and Inspection, Smiths Detection said: “Our advanced trace detection and identification solutions are developed to enhance existing security measures. We are pleased to continue working closely with TSA providing advanced technologies that keep the public safe.”

Mark Laustra, Vice President of Homeland Security, Smiths Detection said: “The highest levels of security are better met when sophisticated, layered approaches are put into place. The SABRE 4000 gives TSA a mobile option to complement their existing security solutions.”

Currently TSA is utilizing more than 4,500 Smiths Detection desktop trace detectors at airport security checkpoints across the nation.

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection is part of the global technology business Smiths Group. It offers advanced integrated security solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide and is a leading technology developer and manufacturer of sensors that detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons, and contraband. Its advanced technology security solutions also include Smiths Heimann x-ray imaging systems, millimeter-wave technology and a specialist software supply business for the management of large sensor and video surveillance networks. Separate business units focus on related products for the life sciences, and food manufacturing industries. For more information visit www.smithsdetection.com.

About Smiths Group

Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, Smiths Group delivers products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets worldwide. Our products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. Smiths Group employs more than 20,000 people in over 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths.com.

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