DHS selects Smiths Detection for X-rays

PINE BROOK, N.J., July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Homeland Security Department has awarded a blanket purchase agreement to Smiths Detection for the company's X-ray technologies.

U.S. company Smiths Detection was awarded the contract from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Federal Protective Service unit at the Department of Homeland Security.


Under the five-year blanket purchase agreement, Smiths Detection will help secure U.S. government critical infrastructure with the delivery of its X-ray systems designed to screen personal bags or other belongings from employees and visitors.

"Federal Protective Service's mission to protect nearly 9,000 government buildings is a tremendous responsibility," Cherif Rizkalla, Smiths Detection Security and Inspection division president, said in a statement.

"We appreciate the confidence and support the Federal Protective Service has in our advanced X-ray systems. It is an honor to help protect these critical structures and the lives of everyone who uses them by providing our state-of-the-art technology."

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