Morpho Supports European Commission Counter Terrorism Trial
PARIS –April 23, 2014 – Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced it provided advanced detection solutions and training as part of a European Commission Counter Terrorism Unit security trial in Brussels.
Coinciding with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit in March and the EU-Africa Summit in April, the European Commission and Belgian Police deployed Morpho Detection's MobileTrace® and Itemiser® explosives trace detectors (ETD) and StreetLab® Mobile chemical identification unit. Stationed at Brussels' transportation centers and European Council headquarters, the trial was designed to identify best practices and guidelines for the use of mobile explosives and chemical detection systems in public locations and at events throughout the EU.
"Morpho Detection was honored to assist the European Commission and Belgian authorities in securing these important events," said Cyril Dujardin, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International. "Developing the most accurate, user-friendly systems to detect and identify threats is central to Morpho's mission. We look forward to continuing our work with the European Commission and global law enforcement agencies to develop security technology for protecting people and property."
Part of a larger effort to enhance public safety through the use of detection systems, this trial built on the success of a similar collaboration between Morpho and the European Commission during the EURO 2012 Football Tournament in Poland.
"Our work with Morpho during this trial was a success and complimented the information we gained during our work together at the EURO Football Tournament," said Rad Olszewski, administrator, Counter Terrorism Unit, European Commission. "Having the ability to quickly and accurately detect explosives and other threats is an important deterrent. The systems performed well and met our high standards for accuracy and efficiency."
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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.
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