Morpho's Itemiser DX Trace Detector Selected by United Airlines for Air Cargo
Contract for 54 ETD Systems to Enhance Screening Capabilities, Meet
New TSA Security Mandates
WILMINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 -- Morpho (Safran),
through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced that United
Airlines has ordered a total of 54 Itemiser(R) DX desktop explosives
trace detectors (ETD) to screen air cargo for explosives.
Under terms of the contract, all systems were deployed domestically
and internationally at United Cargo locations to replace legacy
systems and maintain compliance with enhanced U.S. Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) cargo screening mandates.
"Morpho is pleased United has selected the Itemiser DX for enhanced
air cargo screening," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho
Detection. "The ability of Itemiser DX to detect and identify
explosives in challenging environments, combined with Morpho's global
service teams, gives air cargo companies the capability to maintain
regulatory compliance while ensuring peak performance and maximum
A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser DX can detect
residue from explosives on parcels, bags, cargo, skin, clothing,
vehicles and other surfaces.
"United's number one priority and goal is the safety and security of
our passengers, employees, equipment and cargo," said Angel Ramirez,
Managing Director, United Cargo Global Operations. "Working with
Morpho allows us to maintain the highest level of cargo screening
effectiveness without impacting the efficiency of our operations."
First qualified for air cargo screening in 2010 and certified by six
global regulatory agencies, more than 3,000 Itemiser DX units have
been deployed to air cargo screening facilities, airport checkpoints,
checked baggage screening and secure locations around the world.
For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit
About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, LLC, part of Morpho,
Safran's (PAR: SAF) security business, 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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