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Morpho enters into Canadian and French air spaces

Morpho enters into Canadian and French air spaces

Morpho Detection, the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran's security unit, announced a five-year standing order from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) valued at up to $100 million.

Under terms of the agreement, Morpho Detection will supply high, medium, and low-speed and Over-length explosives detection systems (EDS) in support of CATSA's next-generation baggage screening program. The first delivery order will deploy eight compact CTX 5800 and four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi to airports in Canada this year.

Both CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 are certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements.

Morpho announced its Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection system has been certified by the Service Technique de l'Aviation Civile [1] (STAC) in France.

As a result of this certification, the sixth by a global regulatory agency, Itemiser DX is now available to quickly and accurately screen cabin and hold baggage, passengers, and cargo for explosives at airports throughout France.

Itemiser DX incorporates Morpho's ITMS trace technology into a lightweight, portable desktop system that can detect residue from explosives on skin, clothing, parcels, bags, cargo, vehicles and other surfaces. In addition to STAC, Itemiser DX has been approved by the US TSA, the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, the Italian Department of Transport, U.K. Department for Transport, and the U.K. Home Office Scientific Development Branch.

The availability of Itemiser DX and the handheld MobileTrace ETD system, certified by STAC in 2012, gives airports in France a single partner to provide advanced trace detection solutions to meet the most demanding security programs and challenges.

[1] The civil aviation technical center of the French civil aviation authority, STAC tests and certifies security technology and solutions for use at airports in France

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