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15 December

Smiths Aerospace systems on F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter first flight

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, played a key role in providing avionics systems for Lockheed Martins successful first flight of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft today. MORE

14 December

Smiths Dowty Propellers signs support contract with Flybe Airlines

SMITHS Aerospace business Dowty Propellers, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has signed a long-term propeller support agreement with Flybe Airlines for the Dash 8 Q400 passenger aircraft fleet. MORE

13 December

Smiths Aerospace enters into $60 million agreement with General Electric on F404 engine

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has entered into a Risk and Revenue Sharing programme with GE Aviation with a potential sales value of more than $60 million over its lifetime. MORE

12 December

Norwegian Armed Forces exercise contract option for Smiths Detection chemical agent detectors

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has been awarded a 2.2 million contract to supply Lightweight Chemical Detectors (LCDs) to the Norwegian Armed Forces. MORE

07 December

Smiths Aerospace teams with BAE Systems to develop £124 million Unmanned Air Vehicle technology demonstrator programme

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has teamed with BAE Systems to develop an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) technology demonstrator project called Taranis. MORE

30 November

Smiths Detection awarded contract to protect Asian Games with chemical threat detection and analysis equipment

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has received a contract to supply the Qatar Government with chemical detection equipment to help protect the Asian Games in Doha this year. The order includes the Lightweight Chemical Detector and HazmatID used for the identification of unknown substances. MORE

27 November

Smiths appoints new non-executive director

SMITHS Group plc announces the appointment of Stuart Chambers as a non-executive director with effect from today (27 November). MORE

22 November

Smiths Detection helps HM Revenue and Customs tackle drug couriers from Ghana

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it is providing an advanced narcotics detector to assist in a new project to tackle drugs smugglers coming to the UK from Ghana. MORE

21 November

US Food and Drug Administration clears CozMore Insulin Technology System updates

SMITHS Medical, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has received clearance for new software and features on its CozMore insulin technology system. MORE

21 November

Annual General Meeting of Smiths Group plc Chairman's statement on the current outlook

Annual General Meeting of Smiths Group plc -Chairmans statement on the current outlook MORE

13 November

Smiths helps St Mungo's make London's homeless healthier

SMITHS Group, the global technology business, today announced that it is funding a new Health Manager for St Mungo's as part of an initiative to make Londons homeless healthier. MORE

31 October

Smiths advanced x-ray equipment helps Peruvian authorities seize 900 kilos of narcotics

Smiths Detections mobile x-ray system helps customs and police detect illegal contraband in South America MORE

31 October

Home Secretary John Reid speaks at Smiths Detection security forum

THE Home Secretary John Reid will speak at 11am today at the Security and Resilience Forum organised by Smiths Detection at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in central London. MORE

31 October

Intelligence most powerful weapon in war on terror, survey finds

INTELLIGENCE is the most powerful defence against both international and home-grown terrorism, according to a new survey of some of the world's leading experts on terrorism. MORE

31 October

Smiths launches a new people screening system

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today launches its latest technological innovation in people screening: Tadar. MORE

31 October

Smiths wins $222 million US Government contract for radiation detectors

Hand-held and backpack detectors to help protect the United States from the threat of a dirty bomb MORE

31 October

Smiths Detection displays new explosives detection technology

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today displays a demonstration system that is undergoing trials with relevant authorities. MORE

25 October

Smiths Aerospace awarded electrical power contract on Hercules modernization programme

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has been awarded an electrical power contract from The Company Boeing for the C-130 Hercules Avionics Modernization Programme (AMP) aircraft. MORE

25 October

Winner of competition to discover new security technologies announced tomorrow

The Global Security Challenge (GSC) is organised by MBA students at the London Business School and sponsored by Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, the US Navys Office of Naval Research Global, SAIC and University College London. MORE

23 October

Smiths integrated actuation technology successfully supports first flight of Gulfstream

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces that its capability to provide integrated digital and mechanical technologies has successfully supported the first flight of the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Advanced Flight Control (AFC) programme. MORE

19 October

Smiths awarded $47 million support contract for the F-22 fighter aircraft

Smiths Aerospace wins first performance-based logistics contract awarded on newest aircraft in the US Air Force fleet MORE

28 September

Smiths awarded $10 million US Navy contract for H-60 helicopters - LATEST

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has been awarded a contract with a potential value of more than $10 million to support the H-60 helicopters. MORE

28 September

Smiths to supply advanced explosives trace portals to United States Registered Traveller programme - LATEST

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths, today announces it is supplying explosives detection walk-through portals as part of the US Governments Registered Traveller (RT) programme. MORE

27 September

Smiths Group announces $100 million of new contracts

THE global technology business Smiths Group today announces contracts worth over $100 million. Visit the Smiths website at www.smiths.com for more details MORE

27 September

Smiths wins $71 million US Government contract for explosives detectors

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has won a contract to supply explosives trace detectors (ETD) to the US Government with a potential value of $71 million. MORE

27 September

Smiths Aerospace awarded $20 million contract on Presidential helicopter

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has been awarded a contract to supply the new large area cockpit display system for the Lockheed Martin VH-71 Presidential helicopter. The contract is worth more than $20 million. MORE

27 September

Smiths reports continued strong growth in sales and headline earnings in 2006, and raises the annual dividend by 8.1%

In financial year 2006, Smiths Group sales increased by 17%, of which half came from underlying growth. MORE

27 September

Smiths x-ray equipment helps Caribbean authorities seize $40 million of cocaine

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces that its x-ray inspection equipment has helped officials in the Dominican Republic make their largest cocaine seizure. MORE

27 September

Smiths wins major security systems contract for Thai Airways

Smiths Detection consortium to supply intelligent security system at new Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok MORE

21 September

Competition to discover new security technology announces five finalists

The five finalists have developed technologies that can identify people by the way they walk, prevent passport counterfeiting, protect databases, detect bioterrorism agents and carry out accurate surveillance at a distance of up to 5,000 feet in the dark. MORE

15 September

Smiths donates medical equipment to World Health Organisation

SMITHS Medical, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced it has donated 150,000 worth of medical equipment to the World Health Organisation (WHO). MORE

17 August

Smiths supplies Lightweight Chemical Detector to Advanced CBRN Detection Robot

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, has been selected by the U.S. Armys Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center to supply the Lightweight Chemical Detector (LCD) for use with a new advanced reconnaissance robot. MORE

10 August

Smiths Group: year-end trading update

SMITHS Group will announce its preliminary results for the 2006 financial year on Wednesday, 27 September. At the start of its close period the company is providing the following trading update in respect of its headline performance for the year just ended. MORE

07 August

Smiths Medical named Manufacturer of the Year by Tri-anim in the US

SMITHS Medical, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced that its Patient Monitoring business has been named Manufacturer of the Year by Tri-anim Health Services, Inc for its Acute Care Division. Tri-anim is a leading provider of specialty sales and distribution solutions for healthcare in the US. The honor was conferred at the Tri-anim National Sales Meeting in Garden Grove, California, on July 23, 2006. MORE

02 August

Smiths selected to provide engine components on Trent 1000

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, has been awarded a long-term contract by Rolls-Royce, worth a potential of $20 million per year through 2012, for engine components on the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine components for the program will be manufactured by Smiths facilities in North Carolina in the United States and in Birmingham, UK. MORE

01 August

Smiths launches new embryo replacement catheters

SMITHS Medical, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, announced today it has launched a new range of advanced embryo replacement catheters in response to the changing needs of fertility specialists. MORE

31 July

Smiths wins contract with HM Customs for drugs and explosives detectors

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced a contract with HM Customs and Excise for narcotics detection portal systems to be installed at UK airports. MORE

25 July

New York Police Department purchases Smiths advanced portable explosives detection equipment

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced that the New York Police Department (NYPD) has purchased and deployed Smiths hand-held explosives detectors on the New York City subway system. MORE

19 July

Smiths wins second design excellence award for groundbreaking insulin infusion set

SMITHS Medical, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, has been selected as silver award winner in the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for its Cleo 90 insulin infusion set. MORE

19 July

Smiths partners with Boeing for GoldCare service solution for Boeing 787 Dreamliner operators

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announces the signing of an agreement with The Boeing Company to support Boeings revolutionary GoldCare service solution for Boeing 787 Dreamliner operators. MORE

18 July

Smiths Aerospace allies with universities for technology research programmes

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announces two long-term research partnerships with universities in the UK. MORE

18 July

Smiths wins Automatic Explosives Detection Systems contract for new Dubai terminal

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced that it has received its first substantial contract from Dubais Department of Civil Aviation to provide explosives detection equipment at Dubai International Airports (DXB) new Terminal 3 (T3), currently under construction. MORE

17 July

Smiths Aerospace provides In-Flight Refuelling Probe for the A400 aircraft

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, has been awarded a contract to supply the in-flight refuelling fuel probe for the Airbus A400M aircraft with a potential value of $35 million. MORE

05 July

Smiths selected to provide HUMS technology for the new Future Lynx Helicopters05/07/2006

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced it has been awarded the contract for the development and supply of its comprehensive HUMS technology for the new Future Lynx Helicopter by AgustaWestland. MORE

29 June

Smiths to supply x-ray screening equipment for Changi International Airport, Singapore

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced it has won a contract worth almost SGD 2 million to supply x-ray systems to the Singaporean Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA) at Changi International Airport. MORE

27 June

Smiths wins $9.5 million Department of Defense contract for Improved Chemical Agent Monitor (ICAM) units

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced its military unit has been awarded a delivery order for over 2,000 Improved Chemical Agent Monitor (ICAM) units. The contract from the US Department of Defense is valued at $9.5M. MORE

22 June

Smiths provides medical equipment for the World Cup

Smiths Medical supplies MiniCorr Handheld Pulse Oximeters for use during the tournament MORE

21 June

Smiths security equipment selected for trial on the Tube

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced it is providing security equipment to the UK Department for Transport as part of the third phase of a pilot programme on the London Underground, starting today. MORE

20 June

Smiths Detection extends global operations to Russia with opening of new production facility in St Petersburg

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced the opening of a new production facility in St Petersburg, Russia operating as Smiths Heimann Rus. MORE

14 June

Smiths opens engine components facility in North Carolina

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announces the opening of its new turbine engine components facility in West Jefferson, North Carolina. MORE

14 June

Smiths Group appoints new non-executive director

SMITHS Group plc announces the appointment of Sir Kevin Tebbit, KCB, CMG as a non-executive director with effect from today. MORE

06 June

Smiths IONSCAN 500DT receives TSA certification for Explosives Trace Detection systems (ETD)

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced its next-generation portable desktop trace detection system, the IONSCAN 500DT, has been certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) having successfully met its performance criteria for Explosives Trace Detection Systems (ETD). MORE

31 May

Appointment of Group Managing Director, Specialty Engineering and details of Finance Director transition

SMITHS Group plc today announced that Paul Cox has been appointed the new Group Managing Director, Specialty Engineering with effect from 1 August 2006, in succession to John Langston who is due to become Finance Director of Smiths Group in September 2006. MORE

25 May

Smiths explosive detection and chemical identifier deployed in New York transit system

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has purchased its explosive detection and chemical identification equipment for deployment in and around the MTA commuter rail system. MORE

24 May

Smiths introduces new hand-held chemical analyser for emergency responders in Europe

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today introduced its latest chemical analysing system RespondeR RCI for emergency responders in Europe. MORE

23 May

Smiths wins $8 million Department of Defense contract for next generation meteorological system for U.S. Marine Corps

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced it has been awarded an $8 million contract for the Meteorological Mobile Facility Replacement Next Generation system (METMF(R) NEXGEN). MORE

22 May

Smiths wins order for Boeing P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Program (MMA)

Smiths will supply components to Boeing’s long range anti-submarine warfare aircraft MORE

17 May

Smiths provides Thrust Reverser Actuation System for B747-8

Potential sales for this programme could exceed $100 million MORE

17 May

Smiths wins $27.3 million U.S. Department of Defense contract for Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm (ACADA) Units

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced its Military unit has been awarded a $27.3 million Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm (ACADA) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense, with a contract ceiling of $74 million over the next five years. MORE

16 May

Smiths security screening equipment selected for trial on the Tube

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced it is providing security equipment to the UK Department for Transport as part of a pilot programme on the London Underground, starting today. MORE

04 May

Smiths signs major contract to supply carry-on luggage screening equipment for Shanghai Pudong International Airport

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced it has signed a multi-million dollar contract to supply x-ray systems to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Under the contract, part of the airport expansion project, Smiths Detection will supply 70 of its HI-SCAN 6040i systems to screen carry-on luggage. Delivery will be completed by May 2007. MORE

03 May

Smiths selected to provide $90m in engine upgrades for T-38 Trainer

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announces it has been selected by GE Aircraft Engines for a $90 million Risk and Revenue Sharing contract to supply six major components for nearly 750 engine upgrade kits for the J85 Propulsion Modernization Program on the United States Air Force T-38 Talon trainer aircraft. MORE

27 April

Smiths wins seventh contract option for the US Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) Program

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, announced its Military unit has been awarded seven contract options within the US Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) Program. MORE

26 April

Smiths selected for $9 million in Land Navigation contract

SMITHS Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, has been selected by Raytheon Company to provide more than 400 North Finding Modules for the United States Marine Corp (USMC) Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25). MORE

25 April

Cleo 90 Infusion Set from Smiths Medical wins medical design excellence award

Smiths Medical, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced that its Cleo 90 insulin infusion set has received a 2006 Medical Design Excellence Award. MORE

25 April

Smiths wins five year Department of Defense contract to provide chemical biological protective shelters

SMITHS Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced its Military unit has been awarded a contract to build Chemical Biological Protective Shelters, Model 3 (CBPS-M3) for the U.S. Department of Defense. MORE

21 April

Smiths Group businesses win two prestigious Queen's Awards: John Crane

JOHN Crane, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, is today honoured with a 2006 Queens Award for Enterprise. MORE

21 April

Smiths Group businesses win two prestigious Queen's Awards: Aerospace

Smiths Aerospace, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, is today honoured with a 2006 Queens Award for Innovation. MORE

06 April

Smiths awarded $23 million U.S. Government contract for mobile high-energy X-ray systems

Smiths Detection, a leading provider of X-ray and trace detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a $23 million U.S. Government contract for HCV Mobile II trucks. MORE

24 March

Smiths selected to make runway debris detection system in USA

MILLITECH, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, has used its world-leading expertise in millimetre wave design and production to secure a deal to manufacture the award-winning Tarsier runway debris monitoring system in the USA. MORE

20 March

Smiths Medical announces intention to end manufacturing in Hythe

Smiths Medical has announced its intention to transfer 534 manufacturing jobs from its facility in Hythe, Kent. The majority of the proposed job transfers will move to existing Smiths Medical manufacturing facilities in Mexico. MORE

10 March

Smiths wins cargo screening contract from Belgian Customs

SMITHS Detection has used its world-leading expertise in x-ray detection technology to develop a system that will distinguish between organic and non-organic materials in cargo. MORE

09 March

Times Microwave Systems honoured by Boeing as supplier of the year

TIMES Microwave Systems, part of the global Smiths Group, was honoured by Boeing last night as Avionics Supplier of the Year. MORE

27 February

Smiths Group directorate change

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen has resigned as a non-executive director of the Company, with effect from today, in view of his increased commitments elsewhere. MORE

23 February

New Centre of Excellence confirms John Crane's confidence in India

Bangalore, 23rd February 2006: JOHN Crane EAA has announced the opening of a new 1.5 million manufacturing, service and support centre in Bangalore, India. The move represents a significant addition to the companys global network and in particular it adds extra capacity to the ability of John Crane - part of the global engineering business Smiths Group - to support its customers in the growing Indian and Asian markets. MORE

20 February

Smiths Aerospace selected for South Korean Helicopter Program

Smiths HUMS provides next generation technology for South Korean Utility Helicopters MORE

03 February

Smiths Group expands its Interconnect business

Smiths Group announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of Lorch Microwave LLC, adding microwave filter technology to its electronic components and subsystems Interconnect business. Smiths Group has acquired the business for $25 million from undisclosed private vendors, including $1 million payable after 31 July 2007 contingent on certain conditions being met. MORE

03 February

Smiths Group: current trading

Smiths Group will announce its interim results on Wednesday, 15 March for the six months ended 31 January 2006. At the start of its close period, the company is providing the following trading update. MORE

31 January

Smiths Group appoints new Director of Environment, Health and Safety

Smiths Group plc has announced the appointment of Terry Bridgewater as the new Director, Environment, Health and Safety. MORE

30 January

Smiths among world's 100 most sustainable companies

Smiths Group plc has been voted one of the worlds top 100 most sustainable companies. MORE

19 January

Smiths Group appoints new managing director for its Medical division

Smiths Group plc has announced the appointment of Srini Seshadri as the new Group Managing Director, Smiths Medical, effective 1 March 2006. He joins Smiths from GE Healthcare Technologies where, since 2004, he has been Chief Marketing Officer. MORE






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