Morpho’s Itemiser DX Trace Detector Selected by United Airlines for Air Cargo Screening
WILMINGTON, Mass. – February 4, 2014 – Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced that United Airlines has ordered a total of 54 Itemiser® 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 system uptime." 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." For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
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™), 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.