FCDO renews contract with Todd Research

March 22, 2023


The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) has renewed a long-term contract with Todd Research to supply over 200 TR15 cabinet x-ray scanners.
Under the terms of the contract, Todd continues to support and maintain new and existing x-ray equipment access a multi worldwide estate of embassies and public buildings.
In recent times, there has been a high number of targeted postal attacks across embassies, including a spate of letter bombs to the US Embassy in Madrid, and parcels containing animal eyes sent to eight Ukrainian embassies across Europe.
Cabinet x-ray scanners provide a compact, cost effective threat detection solution offering protection from powder threats such as anthrax and ricin as well as sharps and explosives.
The TR15 + Smart Scan can detect as little as 3 grams of powder, using enhanced EPD (enhanced powder detection) software.
Todd Research have extensive experience with cabinet x-ray scanners and offer a range of innovative products to suit individual business requirements.
Founded in 1950, the experience of Todd Research goes right back to the height of the IRA activity and the need for Government to deploy equipment to combat the postal threats.
In January 1981, a letter bomb sent to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was intercepted by a London postal worker. In 1983, there were 27 attacks, including letter bombs to Margaret Thatcher and Diana, Princess of Wales.
This led Todd Research to the development that continues today of a range of cabinet x-ray scanners, capable of accommodating a single item or mail bag, the user in a matter of seconds can see the contents of the package and via image enhancement tools can further interrogate the item to confirm it ‘safe or suspect’.
A Todd Research spokesman said: “Todd Research are extremely pleased to be awarded the renewal of this long-term contract,
the ongoing supply, support and maintenance of this equipment is essential in the multi-layered approach that Todd Research provide within Government sites.”

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