Smiths Detection to supply security equipment to Abu Dhabi airport

Smiths Detection wins Abu Dhabi Airport contract The security technology firm will supply HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection systems for screening hold baggage. (Image source: Smiths Detection)Smiths Detection has secured a US$125mn contract to supply the Abu Dhabi airport with security equipment

Under the terms of the deal, the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) defence specialists will provide baggage and passenger screening equipment for the new Midfield Terminal building, which is expected to be completed by 2017.

Smiths Detection president Richard Ingram said, “The Midfield Terminal Building will soon become the primary gateway for passengers travelling through Abu Dhabi. We are committed to helping Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) achieve their strategic objectives that align with the UAE capital’s Economic Vision 2030.”

The company will supply HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection systems – which combine X-ray and computed tomography technologies – for hold baggage scanning, and aTiX (Advanced Threat Inspection X-Ray) systems, supported by trace detection sensors, bottle liquid scanners and radiation detectors – mainly for carry-on baggage.

The Midfield Terminal, which will increase the airport’s annual capacity to almost 40mn passengers will also be equipped with 3D workstations for outbound equipment screening by the police and 2D workstations for the inbound screening by customs.

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