Smiths Detection to Supply Luggage Screening Equipment for Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Smiths Detection checkpoint X-ray technology to be used in airport expansion


SHANGHAI, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2006--Smiths Detection, a world leading provider of x-ray and trace detection systems, today announced it has signed a multi-million dollar contract to supply x-ray systems to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Under the contract, part of the airport expansion project, Smiths Detection will supply 70 of its HI-SCAN 6040i systems to screen carry-on luggage. Delivery will be completed by May 2007.

Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection Asia Pacific, said: "This contract with Shanghai Pudong International Airport is yet another example of Smiths Detection's focus on delivering high quality checkpoint x-ray technology to the China transportation market. The decision to select our HI-SCAN 6040i, in preference to other x-ray systems, followed a full evaluation by Shanghai Pudong International Airport which placed the greatest emphasis on quality and value for money in their decision. Smiths Detection looks forward to playing a significant role in ensuring the integrity of security at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in the future."

About Smiths Detection: Smiths Detection is one of four operating divisions of Smiths Group. Smiths Detection offers technologically advanced security solutions to detect and identify explosives, chemical & biological agents, weapons and contraband. Employing trace detection technology together with Smiths Heimann X-ray imaging, Smiths Detection provides screening solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide. Smiths Detection Asia Pacific operates from Singapore, with regional offices in Beijing and 5 other countries.

CONTACT: Smiths Detection Scott Basham (Asia Pacific) +61(0) 2 9597 6833 scott.basham@smiths-heimann-au.com or Richard Bayliss (corporate) Tel: +44 (0)1923 658106 richard.baylss@smithsdetection.com KEYWORD: CHINA INTERNATIONAL ASIA PACIFICINDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL/LAW AEROSPACE/DEFENSE GOVERNMENT AIRLINES TRANSPORTATION PRODUCT MARKETING AGREEMENTSSOURCE: Smiths Detection

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