Smiths Detection to provide security technology at Kuwait and Heathrow airports

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Smith Detection has been selected to provide Kuwait International and Heathrow airports with a range of its cutting-edge security technology, to enhance passenger experience by providing efficient safety operations prior to boarding.

For the installation at Heathrow (above), Smiths will supply and integrate checkpoints throughout the airport, featuring HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography x-rays for highly detailed 3D images capable of detecting explosives. The system will also enable liquids and electronics to stay in passengers’ bags during security checks. Furthermore, a fully integrated checkpoint called Checkpoint.Evoplus will combine individual components of a lane into a single, intelligent operational management solution. An iLane automatic tray return system will also be fitted.

The ECAC EDS CB C3 approved CT systems will enable Heathrow airport to meet the highest regulatory requirements for security. The security revisions and equipment will be installed before a large volume of passengers are expected to travel later on in 2021.

“We are delighted to once again be given the opportunity to work closely with Heathrow Airport to provide leading-edge technologies that bring the best security outcomes and passenger experience,” commented Smiths Detection president Roland Carter. “Both Smiths Detection and Heathrow are focused on intelligent solutions that deliver efficiency, security and resilience; and these new lanes will allow for improvements to be easily integrated as technology develops.”

For Kuwait International, the equipment manufacturer will provide 70 Hi-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography x-rays for Terminal 2, which is intended to become an international transit hub and will be able to handle 25 million passengers annually. Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works will lead the project, while Limak Insaat will work as the primary contractor.

Jerome de Chassey, vice president of APAC and Middle East, Smiths Detection, said, “Following on from the successful award of the hold baggage screening equipment last year, we are proud to be continuing this relationship with Kuwait International Airport, providing them with best-in-class screening equipment for their new terminal. The solutions that they have selected are the most technically advanced and are being installed in some of the biggest airports across the globe.”

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