Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) received a $96.8m award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for HI-SCAN 6040 CTiXs, Computed Tomography (CT) 3-D Scanners. This multi-year contract was awarded under the TSA Advanced Technology X-ray program which aims to improve aviation efficiencies, passenger experiences and security.
The company announced the award in a 20 Sep press release.
The CTiX examines baggage contents from every angle, generating precise 3D images to provide greater capability for TSA officers. According to Smiths Detection, CTiX is also engineered to be easily upgraded to support TSA’s vision for future procurements, including advanced algorithm development and integration with automated screening lanes.
Smiths Detection previously has supplied screening technology to TSA, including carry-on and hold-baggage X-rays as well as trace detection technology.
The CTiX is a key component of Smiths Detection’s advanced integrated and risk-based screening solutions, which includes the iLane, a sophisticated checkpoint lane that automatically separates suspicious belongings, and Checkpoint.Evo Plus, a digital platform enabling remote screening and business management tools.