Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran group's security business, installed six explosive detection systems at the newly constructed Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The explosive detection systems are the first in India to utilize the advanced imaging capabilities of computed tomography (CT) technology for aviation security. This technology not only helps to ensure the security of travelers but also has a low false alarm rate, allowing screeners to positively identify threats while expeditiously examining all baggage.
The new terminal's construction, a project led by GMR Infrastructure Limited, a company of the GMR group, will expand the operational capacity of Indira Gandhi International Airport, which already serves as a primary gateway to India with nearly 34 million passengers arriving and departing each year. The new facility has the capacity to handle 12,800 bags per hour, and the systems will play an integral role in maintaining passenger safety while also increasing efficiency in the baggage screening process.
“Morpho Detection is pleased to bring CT technology for checked bag screening to India,” said Dennis Cooke, President and CEO, Morpho Detection. “With the adoption of the explosives detection solution, Indira Gandhi Airport serves as a model for the future of aviation security across India.”
“Safety and convenience has always been our goal at DIAL. We believe that we will achieve more with the installation of high-tech systems at Terminal 3. We have worked closely with Morpho Detection to implement the best technology and solutions in the industry,” said Prabhakararao Indana, CEO, Airport Development, DIAL.
Four detection systems are installed as inline components of the terminal's baggage handling system while the remaining two are installed as standalone machines.