Morpho Awarded Mexico Airports Contract for Hold Baggage Explosives Detection Systems
Under terms of the contract, eight high-speed CTX 9800 DSi™ and six compact CTX 5800™ EDS will be deployed to enhance hold baggage screening and operational capabilities at Cancun International, Cozumel, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Mérida and Oaxaca airports. SEGTEC will supply maintenance and rapid-response service supported by Morpho Detection to ensure peak performance and maximum system uptime.
"We are thrilled that ASUR has recognized the CTX family of EDS as having the detection and operational capabilities needed to meet their growing traffic and security demands," said Karen Bomba, president & CEO, Morpho Detection. "Combined with a global service footprint, Morpho Detection's CTX EDS give airports of all sizes the ability to deploy an automated checked baggage screening program and increase return on investment (ROI) on security infrastructure purchases."
Capable of screening more than 1,000 bags per hour (BPH), Morpho Detection's high-speed CTX 9800 enhances operational efficiencies by screening bags faster and with fewer false alarms. Designed to allow small- and mid-sized airports plan for evolving threats and future expansion, CTX 5800 combines industry-leading imaging and data collection in a smaller and lighter solution.
Morpho Detection's unique Clarity technology, found in both CTX 5800 and CTX 9800, enables both systems to screen checked luggage at higher speeds while continuing to deliver high-resolution 3-D (HD3-D) images of each bag. Both the computed tomography (CT)-based CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 are certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting EU Standard 3 requirements.
About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran's (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives, narcotics and CBRNE threat detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, 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.
For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morpho.com/detection
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 69,000 employees and generated sales of 15.4 billion euros in 2014. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 2 billion euros in 2014. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.
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