Smiths Detection to supply security-screening equipment to Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait's future Terminal 2 is scheduled to open in 2022. (Kuwait International Airport)

The threat-detection and security-technology company, Smiths Detection, has announced it will supply hold-baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2, which is currently under construction. The building is intended to become an international transit hub and is designed to handle 25 million passengers annually.

The contract includes the installation of HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units for screening hold baggage and the project is being led by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works with the Turkish company, Limak Insaat, acting as the primary contractor.

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT uses a dual-view, dual-energy line scanner with high-resolution 3D Computed Tomography (CT) to produce its images and has already achieved Standard 3.1 approval (the highest defined security standard in the EU) and US TSA 7.2 certification.

Jerome de Chassey, the company’s vice president APAC and Middle East commented: “We’re happy to be entering this partnership with Kuwait International Airport, providing them with best-in-class screening equipment for their new terminal. The solutions they have selected are used in some of the biggest airports across the globe and have been designed to provide effective and efficient screening.”