Smiths Detection to Supply TSA with Explosives Trace Detection Systems

(04 Dec 2020)
Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract, valued
at over US$4 million, by the Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) to supply an undisclosed number of IONSCAN 500DT Explosives Trace Detection Systems
(ETD) to airports across the US
over the next two years, including on-site service maintenance.

The new ETDs are in addition to the systems already widely
deployed throughout US airports, which are used for secondary
screening at checkpoints or checked baggage areas.


The IONSCAN 500DT, certified on the TSA Qualified Products List for security screening, utilizes Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS) to perform trace analysis of explosives in seconds. Easy to use, the operators can detect a wide range of military, commercial and homemade threats. Click to enlarge.

The IONSCAN 500DT, certified on the TSA Qualified
Products List for security screening, utilizes Ion Mobility
Spectroscopy (IMS) to perform trace analysis of explosives in
seconds. Easy to use, the operators can detect a wide range of
military, commercial and homemade threats.

Shan Hood, President of Smiths Detection, said,
“Our mission is to make the world a safer place by providing our
customers with the most advanced detection technologies. We aim to
help safeguard society, protect life and support the free flow of
trade. We are proud to be Smiths, pushing boundaries to deliver
innovative solutions for the world’s challenges.”

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