Smiths Detection to provide X-ray systems for German airport

Sensor manufacturer Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract to provide around 50 Advanced Threat Identification X-ray (aTiX) systems for security checkpoints at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA).

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The order from the German Interior Ministry comprises HI-SCAN 6040 aTiX and HI-SCAN 7555 aTiX systems, combined with re-inspection components and other equipment to facilitate carry-on baggage screening for liquid explosives.

Smiths Detection’s aTiX was the first Liquid Explosive Detection system to receive EU Standard 2 Type C certification in preparation for the phased easing of the liquids ban in hand luggage.