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Marrakesh Airport to install high-speed hold baggage explosives detection system

TinjdadThe international Marrakesh Menara Airport will install the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a high-speed hold baggage explosives detection system, which willdetect explosives in luggage, according to AsiaTraveltrips.

The same source said that the Smiths Detection Group has just been awarded a contract by the Morocco Civil Aviation Authority (ONDA) to install this new security system in the international airport of Marrakesh, one of the busiest airports in the kingdom.

“The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT provides an imaging solution based on Smiths Detection’s dual-energy, dual-view X-ray technology and Computed Tomography (CT),” AsiaTraveltrips said.

According to the same source the new explosives detection system for high-speed baggage, the first of its kind in North Africa, has a “large tunnel opening and fast belt speed of 98 feet per minute (0.5 metres per second)” that will enable the screening of up to 1800 bags per hour.

Andrew Davis, Head of Market, Europe South & West at Smiths Detection, said, “This revolutionary technology offers an ideal, cost-efficient combination of enhanced baggage security and faster throughput.”

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