Morpho Awarded Contract From Border Force in the U.K. for Trace Detectors
Four-Year Framework Agreement to Supply Handheld and Desktop Systems
to Combat Narcotics Smuggling
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 01/22/14 -- Morpho
(Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a
four-year framework agreement with Border Force in the U.K. to supply
the handheld Hardened MobileTrace(R) and desktop Itemiser(R) 3
Enhanced trace detection systems.
Responsible for carrying out immigration and customs controls for
people and goods entering the U.K., the Border Force will deploy
these new systems to screen for narcotics at airports and seaports
throughout the country. The first order of Hardened MobileTrace and
Itemiser 3 Enhanced systems will be delivered in 2014 to replace
legacy systems from various manufacturers.
"Morpho is committed to giving law enforcement the mobility and field
capabilities needed to halt the flow of narcotics and other
contraband," said Cyril Dujardin, president and CEO, Morpho Detection
International. "We thank Border Force in the U.K. for recognizing the
detection and operational capabilities of Hardened MobileTrace and
Itemiser 3 Enhanced by selecting them to support their important
Ruggedized and environmentally sealed for challenging environments,
Hardened MobileTrace can identify a broad range of narcotic,
explosives, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), and chemical warfare
agents (CWAs). A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser 3
Enhanced can detect residue from narcotics and explosives on skin,
clothing, parcels, bags, cargo, vehicles and other surfaces.
Morpho's trace solutions incorporate ITMS(R) trace technology into
handheld and desktop solutions that can make security screenings more
productive and efficient. Trace narcotics and explosives detection
sensitivity and reliability has already been proven in other Morpho
trace-based products at airports, border crossings, military bases
and other critical security checkpoints around the world.
For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit
About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, a security
business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of
explosives and narcotics and chemical, radiological, and nuclear
detection systems for government, military, air and ground
transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other
high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed
tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS(TM)), mass spectrometry,
X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make
security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho
Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and
property the world over.
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