Smiths Detection awarded contract for bottled liquid scanners

Smiths Detection announced on Monday that it has been awarded a contract to supply RespondeR bottled liquid scanner units to the Transportation Security Administration.

The contract is estimated to be worth $6.8 million and the scanners will be used at U.S. airport passenger screening checkpoints.

"The RespondeR BLS technology is a key solution for fast and accurate liquid screening," Lance Roncalli, the vice president of Sales, Americas, and the U.S. managing director for Smiths Detection, said. "This award reaffirms our commitment to helping TSA keep travelers safe."

The Responde BLS is a small system that utilizes Raman spectroscopy technology to find hazardous liquids in sealed bottles. The scan and determination of the liquids can be completed within 20 seconds.

Smiths Detection specializes in making advanced solutions to find and identify threats, which include explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. Smiths Detection partners with federal and state government agencies to improve homeland security. Major customers of Smiths Detection include the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.