Smiths Detection to deliver screening tech

PINE BROOK, N.J., July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has contracted Smiths Detection to deliver its mobile threat detection cargo screening technology for use at container shipping facilities.

U.S. company Smiths Detection was contracted for its HCV Mobile inspection vehicles. The mobile X-ray scanning technology is expected to be used to inspect shipping containers and trucks at facilities across the United States.


Smiths Detection says the U.S. government contract for its HCV Mobile inspection vehicles, a technology widely deployed at ports, airports and border crossings for security checks, is worth $10.6 million.

"This contract underlines the superiority of our mobile, high-energy X-ray solutions built at our Alcoa facility in Tennessee," Stephen Phipson, Smiths Detection president, said in a statement.

"These advanced, highly reliable detection systems produce best-in-class imaging resolution, critical in assisting the rapid identification of potentially life threatening or illegal shipments."

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