US CBP orders vehicle scanning technologies from Smiths Detection

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has placed new orders with Smiths Detection for the supply of vehicle scanning technologies.

Awarded under the existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with the CBP, the new $7.1m order will involve the delivery of HCVM e35 NA and ScanVan technologies.

Smiths Detection business development and sales vice-president Stephen Esposito said: “Smiths Detection’s advanced technology, reputation for custom solutions, responsiveness, and reliable service have helped us to become long-term providers for agencies around the world.

“Our experience allows us to continue to work closely with CBP to provide world-leading solutions that help to protect our borders and secure locations across the country.”

Smiths Detection’s ScanVan is a small, easily manoeuvred vehicle, fitted with HI-SCAN 100100T technology, an advanced X-ray system capable of scanning objects such as cargo, strollers, boxes or electronics.

It is specially designed for the needs of customs facilities, airports, transport operators, and couriers - or wherever temporary high-security checkpoints are required.

Designed for the North American market, the HCVM e35 NA is a compact and fully integrated mobile platform suitable for inspecting whole trucks, containers and vehicles for contraband and threats such as explosives, narcotics, and weapons.

Weighing less than 11.8t, the HCVM e35 NA is fitted with advanced software platforms to provide detailed X-ray image views, customisable image options and comparison tools to enhance screening outcome.

The solutions also help operators to reduce screening times and increase data collection capability.