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Smiths Detection wins Kuwait airport supply order

Smiths Detection, a leading threat-detection and security-technology company, has secured a major order to supply hold-baggage screening equipment for Kuwait International Airport's new Terminal 2, which is currently under construction. 
 
The project is being led by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works with Limak Insaat as the primary contractor.
 
The contract includes the installation of Hi-San 10080 XCT units for screening hold baggage, said a statement from Smiths Detection.
 
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence with more than 40 years of field-tested experience.
 
On completion, Terminal 2 is set to become an international transit hub with ability to handle 25 million passengers annually. 
 
Smiths Detection said in such a scenario, its screening equipment will help ensure quick and thorough screening of baggage and cargo passing through the terminal.
 
On the major win, Smiths Detection VP (APAC and Middle East) Jerome de Chassey said: "We’re happy to be entering this partnership with Kuwait International Airport, providing them with best-in-class screening equipment for their new terminal."
 
As per the deal, it will supply Hi-Scan 10080 XCT, a dual-view, dual-energy line scanner with high-resolution 3D computed tomography that delivers exceptional levels of security with an efficient low false-alarm rate. 
 
It exceeds international regulatory requirements, having achieved Standard 3.1 approval (the highest defined security standard in the EU). 
 
According to Jerome, the Hi-Scan 10080 XCT also has TSA 7.2 certification and can be further updated as necessary in the future to automatically detect evolving threats.
 
"The solutions they have selected are used in some of the biggest airports across the globe and have been designed to provide effective and efficient screening," he added.-TradeArabia News Service