Yahoo! Finance: Smiths Detection Awarded Approximately $7 Million Contract for Bottled Liquid Scanners [Press Release] (Sept 23 2013) Smiths Detection has won a contract award for $6.8 million to supply RespondeR Bottled Liquid Scanner (BLS) units to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for use at U.S. airport passenger screening checkpoints. RespondeR BLS is a compact system that uses Raman spectroscopy technology to identify hazardous liquids in sealed bottles. The scan and analysis are completed within 20 seconds. Lance Roncalli, Vice President of Sales, Americas, and U.S. Managing Director for Smiths Detection, said: “The RespondeR BLS technology is a key solution for fast and accurate liquid screening. This award reaffirms our commitment to helping TSA keep travelers safe.” For RespondeR BLS technical specifications, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/en/explosives-detection-liquids/55-explosives-detection-liquids/responder-bls.html. Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S. states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.