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Smiths Detection tapped for airport security

Smiths Detection is to supply screening systems for airports operated by Britain's Ministry of Defense.

By Richard Tomkins
Smiths Detection tapped for airport security
The U.K. Ministry of Defense selected Smiths Detection to provide a range of aviation security solutions, the company announced Monday. Pictured, a Smiths Detection scanner at an airport. Photo courtesy of Smiths Detection.

March 27 (UPI) -- Smiths Detection has selected by Britain's Ministry of Defense to provide aviation security equipment at its military airports worldwide, the company announced on Monday.

The specific value of the award was not detailed but was said to be worth millions of dollars.

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"This key contract will deliver checkpoint and hold baggage security for all UK Ministry of Defense airports over the next decade," Iain Mcleod, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, said in a press release. "Installation is currently underway, maintaining and enabling class-leading aviation security to support our operations around the globe."

Equipment to be provided for screening passengers, luggage and cargo include the ScanTrailer 100100V-2is 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 millimeter-wave eqo scanners for screening people.

In addition to the gear, Smiths Detection will provide equipment support for a 10-year period.

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