Smiths Detection Supplying TSA with 47 EDS Systems

Smiths Detection says it has received an order from the Transportation Security Administration for 47 of its CTX 9800 DSi explosive detection systems (EDS) used to automatically scan checked bags for explosives at U.S. airports. The order comes through a recent successful competitive bid for 24 systems and as part of a 2018 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for EDS systems. Smiths says the 9800 DSi uses a proprietary single X-Ray source, dual energy design and provides high resolution 3D images and 2D and 3D organic and inorganic material discrimination. The company has more than 2,000 units of its CTX platform deployed worldwide. The value of the order wasn’t disclosed.

Helsinki Airport Acquires Analogic Checkpoint CT Systems

Finland’s Helsinki Airport says it has acquired Analogic’s ConneCT checkpoint computed tomography (CT) scanners for screening carry-on bags at security checkpoints. The airport says that passengers going through security lanes with the advanced scanners will be able to leave their electronics and bags containing liquids inside their carry-on luggage. The airport says that use of the technology, along with new automated lines, will increase throughput at the checkpoint.

TSA Awards Interim IT Support Contract to CACI

The Transportation Security Administration has awarded CACI International [CACI] a potential five-month contract bridge to continue to provide information technology (IT) services while a protest is resolved over a follow-on contract. The value of the interim contract was redacted. CACI is the incumbent for the IT Management, Performance Analysis, and Collaborative Technologies (IMPACT) services contract. The agency’s award last December for the follow-on, IMPACT II, was protested by one vendor, which may have been CACI. Under IMPACT, CACI supports enterprise IT infrastructure operations at TSA headquarters, TSA deployed locations at more than 450 airports, and TSA staffed transportation network locations. The interim contract goes into effect on April 1 and has a four-month base period and one-month option.