Morpho Detection Awarded CATSA Explosives Detection Systems Contract with Maximum Value of $100M
Morpho Detection, Inc., the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran’s security unit, today announced a five-year standing order from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) valued at up to $100 million.
Under terms of the agreement, Morpho Detection will supply high, medium, and low-speed and Over-length explosives detection systems (EDS) in support of CATSA’s next-generation baggage screening program. The first delivery order will deploy eight compact CTX 580™™ and four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi™ to airports in Canada this year.
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“We are thrilled that CATSA has recognized the CTX™ line of EDS as having the capabilities to meet their needs for next-generation passenger checked baggage screening,” said Brad Buswell, president & CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. “From the high-speed CTX 9800 to the compact CTX 5800, Morpho Detections CTX EDS give airports of all sizes the ability to deploy an automated checked baggage screening program and increase ROI on security investments.”
Both CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 are certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements.
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Source : Safran S.A. (Paris: SAF.PA)