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Smiths Protects Asian Games with Chemical Threat Detection and Analysis Equipment

December 1, 2006

The Doha Asian Games began today in Qatar.

WATFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has received a contract to supply the Qatar Government with chemical detection equipment to help protect this year's Asian Games in Doha, which started today. The order includes the Lightweight Chemical Detector and HazmatID used for the identification of unknown substances.

The new products will supplement Smiths Detection equipment including CAM and GID-3 chemical agent detectors, which are already in use with the Qatar Defense Forces.

The contract signing was the result of close cooperation between Smiths Detection and the Government of the State of Qatar over contingency plans for the detection of chemical agent threats at the Games.

Training and operational assistance will be provided by Smiths Detection as part of the contract.

The Doha Asian Games is the latest in a series of major sports events which have used Smiths Detection equipment to assist with security and protection against chemical and biological attack. Most recently, Smiths Detection x-ray systems and chemical detection equipment were used extensively in safeguarding competitors, venues and visitors at the Athens Olympic Games.

About Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection is part of the global technology business Smiths Group. It offers advanced integrated security solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide and is a leading technology developer and manufacturer of sensors that detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons, and contraband. Its advanced technology security solutions also include Smiths Heimann x-ray imaging systems, millimeter-wave technology and a specialist software supply business for the management of large sensor and video surveillance networks. Separate business units focus on related products for the life sciences, and food manufacturing industries. For more information visit the company's Web site.

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