Smiths Detection awarded $14 million contract by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Smiths Detection announced on Wednesday it received an order from the Department of Homeland Security for $14.1 million in supplies, parts and services to support X-ray cargo scanners used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP uses the HCVM and HCVG scanners, which screen vehicles and freight for explosives and contraband at ports and border crossings. The maintenance and supplies will ensure screening remains operational.

"We are considered a world leader in threat detection technologies due in part to our belief in providing long-term value through exceptional service," Terry Gibson, the vice president of global service at Smiths Detection, said. "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 HCVM scanner is a compact mobile screening system. It is installed on the back of a truck and able to be used in confined spaces.

The HCVG is a drive-through scanner with an adjustable height, and can scan up to 23 trucks per hour.

Program management services, configuration management, warranty transitions, preventative and corrective maintenance are included in the contract.

The contract is part of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a value of $62.5 million.