Smiths Detection Wins GBP2 M Baggage Screening Contract

Smiths Detection has won a pound2 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.
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Source: Smiths Detection
Date: Mar 22, 2011