US TSA ordered 26 additional CTX 9800 DSi™ of Smiths Detection


09 June 2017

Smiths Detection (formerly Morpho Detection - Safran) has announced that the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has ordered 26 additional CTX 9800 DSi™ explosives detection systems (EDS), with an option to purchase 12 additional units, for a combined maximum value of more than USD 45 million. The result of over 25 years of CTX innovation, Smiths Detection will deploy all 26 CTX 9800 units to screen checked baggage at airports throughout the US. Part of a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract announced in 2012, these units bring the total number of CTX EDS ordered by TSA to more than 1,300, including almost 200 CTX 9800. Smiths Detection’s CTX 9800 utilises leading-edge computed tomography (CT) technology to deliver high-resolution 3D images in medium- and high-speed configurations. The unique Clarity data acquisition system (DAS), found in CTX 9800, enables it to screen checked baggage at higher speeds while delivering high-resolution, 3D images of each bag. The CTX 9800 is certified by the US TSA, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements. Meanwhile, Smiths Detection has deployed four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi hold baggage explosives detection systems (EDS) at Cochin International Airport in India. Cochin is the first airport in India to screen all checked baggage with CT-based EDS. In addition to the CT solutions, Smiths Detection has supplied 13 HRX dual view X-ray systems to screen arriving baggage at customs. A C K Nair, airport director at Cochin International Airport, said: “Cochin’s goal is to offer our passengers and airlines a world-class airport experience. Working with Smiths Detection to automate and enhance hold baggage screening capabilities is an important part of our infrastructure plan to meet the demands of anticipated domestic and long-haul growth over the next 20 years.”

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