Smiths Detection has received an order from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) totalling USD $70 million (approx. £53 million) to supply CTX 9800 Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). The systems, which utilise computed tomography (CT) imaging, will be deployed to U.S. airports as security equipment upgrades or as part of expansion projects throughout 2018 and 2019 for checked baggage screening.
The CTX 9800 system’s 3D CT imaging technology detects and identifies explosives. The scanners can be incorporated into customised networking solutions and offer operational efficiencies, including energy savings. Certified by several regulatory authorities including the TSA, the CTX 9800 is also approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference as meeting Standard 3 requirements.
Some of the sites receiving the new scanners include: San Diego, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY (LaGuardia); Philadelphia, PA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Chicago, IL (O’Hare); Seattle, WA (SeaTac); Spokane, WA; Orlando, FL; and Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.