Smiths Detection gets screening device support contract

Smiths Detection is to provide field support for its detection devices used at U.S. Airports.
By Richard Tomkins  |  July 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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EDGEWOOD, Md., July 1 (UPI) -- Field support, supplies and parts for X-ray, advanced X-ray and explosives trace detection machines at U.S. airports is being provided by Smiths Detection.

Smiths said the contract for services to its detectors was issued by Libidos, the prime contractor of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Integrated Logistics Support contract.

"We are committed to helping our customers protect travelers across the U.S. and around the world," said Terry Gibson, president of Smiths Detection Inc. "This contract underlines how we deliver on that commitment to long-term value by ensuring our technology meets the operational needs of our customers."

Services by the company will be provided at more than 400 airports in the United States, Smiths Detection said. The value of the four-year award, however, was not disclosed.

New field staff working on this contract will receive technical training at the company's facility in Maryland.

Smiths Detection designs and manufactures products to detect and identify a variety of threats including explosives, chemical agents and bio-hazards. Its detectors are deployed at airports around the world.

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