EDGEWOOD, MD., Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smiths Detection today announced a $14.1 million order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for supplies, parts and services to maintain X-ray cargo scanners deployed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The maintenance will be performed on HCVM and HCVG scanners, high energy systems that screen vehicles and freight for explosives and contraband at ports and border crossings. The order will help ensure CBP screening remains continuously operational.
Terry Gibson, Smiths Detection's Vice President of Global Service, said: "We are considered a world leader in threat detection technologies due in part to our belief in providing long-term value through exceptional service. This dedication to meeting operational needs and ensuring our technology functions at peak performance helps our customers protect travelers across the U.S and the entire world."
The order includes: program management services, configuration management, warranty transitions, preventative and corrective maintenance, and X-ray systems. It is part of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total value of up to $62.5 million.
For more information on Smiths Detection's service operations, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/en/service-support.html.
Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S. states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.
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