The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has ordered 26 additional CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems from Smiths Detection with an option to purchase twelve additional units, for a combined maximum value of more than $45 million.
Smiths Detection will deploy all 26 CTX 9800 units to screen checked baggage at airports throughout the US. Part of a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract announced in 2012, these units bring the total number of CTX EDS ordered by TSA to more than 1,300.
The CTX 9800 detectors use computed tomography (CT) technology to deliver high-resolution 3D images in medium- and high-speed configurations.
The CTX 9800 is certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements.