Smiths Detection wins $17.6 million contract from Saudi security institution

Smiths Detection, a developer of CBRNE detection systems, announced on Monday that it received a $17.6 million contract to supply security equipment to a Saudi Arabian government security institution.

The key government security establishment selected a wide range of Smiths Detection's technologies. Under the terms of the contract, the Saudi institution will receive the SABRE 5000 Explosives and Trace Detection System, IONSCAN 500DT System, HI-SCAN 6040aTix Explosives Detection X-Ray System, Car Inspection Portals (CIP) 300 and HCVG.

"Saudi Arabia is a key market for us in the Middle East and we are excited to initiate our collaboration with a key government entity in the country," Edward Christie, the managing director for Smiths Detection Middle East, said. "This is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of Smiths Detection products for critical premises. It shows that wherever there is the need for identifying a combination of chemical, biological, radiological threats and explosives, we can provide the complete solution and training."

Smiths Detection will also conduct training sessions for the staff of the security establishment as part of the agreement.

Smiths Detection provides security solutions in military and civil markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing technology products to detect and identify CBRNE threats, narcotics, weapons and contraband.