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High energy mobile screening for US ports and borders

Smiths Detection : 20 July, 2009  (Application Story)
Smiths Detection to supply the US Government with further high energy X-Ray screening systems for checking cargo at borders
High energy mobile screening for US ports and borders
Smiths Detection announces a $10.6 million US Government contract for its mobile, high-energy cargo screeners which will be deployed across the country to inspect inbound and outbound shipping containers and lorries.

Stephen Phipson, President of Smiths Detection, said: "This contract underlines the superiority of our mobile, high-energy X-ray solutions built at our Alcoa facility in Tennessee. These advanced, highly reliable detection systems produce best-in-class imaging resolution, critical in assisting the rapid identification of potentially life threatening or illegal shipments."

The HCV Mobile inspection vehicles use high-energy X-ray scanning designed to optimize security checks at ports, airports and border crossings. The systems are used to inspect trucks, containers and other vehicles for contraband, weapons, explosives and narcotics.
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