Airport X-ray Inspection and Explosives Detection Systems

Company Smiths Detection
Date 09.07.2012

Watford, UK, July 9. 2012 – Smiths Detection has won a range of UK airport security contracts including the installation of advanced detection systems at a temporary terminal in Heathrow Airport set up specifically for athletes and officials attending  the London Olympics.

X-ray systems, which scan hand-luggage for weapons and explosives, [more] will help Heathrow handle the expected surge in passenger numbers, particularly after the games end in August. They will then be deployed elsewhere at airports run by BAA, Heathrow’s owner.

The other orders, which also comprise x-ray scanners and trace and vapour explosive detectors, came from Isle of Man authorities, and the Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd which includes Inverness, Dundee, Stornoway and Orkney.

Andrew Lee, Smiths Detection’s Managing Director UK, said: “The diversity of these orders underlines how Smiths Detection can offer advanced, cost-effective and flexible solutions to the varying security challenges faced by the biggest and smallest airports.”

Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group (, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.


Smiths Detection Group Limited
Century House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
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