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The British defense agencies have been recently focusing on the improvement of airport security. Smiths Detection, a global company in the threat detection and screening technology industries, has been awarded a new, multi-million pound contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a wide range of aviation security solutions across all MOD airports globally.
Delivering the solution, which includes speed and security for hand luggage, passengers and freight, the deal includes: ScanTrailer 100100V-2 a mobile X-ray inspection systems; HI-SCAN 145180-2is dual view X-ray equipment for inspecting air cargo; IONSCAN 600 trace detectors; CEIA PMD2PLUS walk through metal detectors; and the innovative millimeter-wave eqo scanners for screening people; all backed by a 10-year support program.
Richard Thompson, Market Head UK/Ireland at Smiths Detection was quoted in the statement published on businesswire.com: “We’re proud to have been selected for this contract by the UK Ministry of Defence. Enhancing aviation security with cutting-edge technology is our top priority. The contract was awarded after a rigorous procurement process and we are delighted to have been able to demonstrate our technical capabilities and understanding of the need for performance and efficiency.”
Ministry of Defence spokesman Iain Mcleod said: “This key contract will deliver checkpoint and hold baggage security for all UK Ministry of Defence airports over the next decade. Installation is currently underway, maintaining and enabling class-leading aviation security to support our operations around the globe.”