Smiths Detection security systems to be deployed at Egyptian airports

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Smiths Detection, a provider of threat detection and screening technologies, has been awarded contracts worth nearly £19m (US$25m) by Egyptian security services firm Falcon Group. The contract will involve supplying advanced detection systems for passenger checkpoint, hold baggage and cargo screening areas for airports across Egypt.

The award for x-ray scanners, people-screening systems and trace detectors is part of national program by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence to provide an additional layer of security to existing equipment at airports.

The HI-SCAN 6040aTiX and HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR, which combine multi- or dual-view, high-resolution imaging with sophisticated software to automatically detect explosives in carry-on baggage, will be deployed at security checkpoints. The innovative millimeter-wave eqo scanners, which can detect threat items of any material under clothing, will provide additional passenger screening. The recently launched IONSCAN 600, which detects and identifies explosives from traces found on baggage or clothing, will be deployed at passenger checkpoints and in hold-baggage screening.

The contract also includes HI-SCAN 100100T-2is and HI-SCAN 145180-2is x-ray machines for screening oversized baggage and air cargo for explosives and other threats. The CIP-300 and HCVP Z60 car inspection x-ray portals and the mobile HCVMe35 will provide additional vehicle and cargo screening at airport entrance. Delivery of the equipment will be completed before the end of August 2016.

Tony Tielen, regional vice president EMEA, at Smiths Detection, said, “Enhancing aviation security through leading-edge technology is our top priority. With a broad portfolio of detection technologies, an excellent customer-orientated sales team and a strong local partner, ITI, we are proud to be a trusted partner of the Egyptian Ministry of Defence. The range of screening systems included in this contract will help provide world-class detection capabilities to protect against evolving threats.”

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