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Morpho Handheld Explosive Detection Deployed for TSA Pilot
Morpho Detection 2010/9/24

Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran group’s security business, provided mobile systems in support of a recent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pilot program that tested the application of mobile advanced explosives detection technology solutions. The field pilot took place at surface transportation sites in and around New Orleans, including a major interstate bus station as well as ferry and cruise ship terminals at the Port of New Orleans. Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran group’s security business, provided mobile systems in support of a recent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pilot program that tested the application of mobile advanced explosives detection technology solutions. The field pilot took place at surface transportation sites in and around New Orleans, including a major interstate bus station as well as ferry and cruise ship terminals at the Port of New Orleans.

The devices were selected for this pilot program because of their portability, ruggedness and track record of success in extreme environmental conditions. Proven with deployed military units and at border crossings, airports and other critical security checkpoints around the world, the solution is a product designed to meet the demanding requirements of detection teams in the field. Designed to be lightweight yet durable, and with batteries that can last up to eight hours, the handheld devices provide threat detection results in about eight seconds.

“Morpho Detection is pleased to support TSA with our portable systems,” said Dennis Cooke, President and CEO, Morpho Detection.

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