Morpho Detection (MDI) has received its largest order for CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS). MDI is the narcotics and explosives detection business of Morpho, which is the security business of Safran group.
The present order for 32 units was placed by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and is valued at over $38 million. The CTX 9800 systems received TSA certification in June 2009, and till date more than 70 units have been ordered by the TSA. Around 2000 units have been deployed around the globe.
The CTX 9800 DSi is the latest product in the CTX family. Computed tomography (CT) imaging technology forms the basis for these systems. It helps reduce false alarms and enables faster screening of the bags. The system is designed to manage high-speed throughput, enabling reduction of manual bag inspections.
In medium as well as in the high-speed configurations, the CTX 9800 systems provide three-dimensional images with a high-resolution. The company’s novel Clarity technology enables the system to screen the baggages at high speed, while simultaneously providing three-dimensional images of individual bags. The contents in each bag are compared automatically with known threat explosives through algorithms.
As part of the contract, the 32 CTX 9800 DSi are to be installed at airports in the U.S. They will support the checked baggage screening program of the U.S. TSA in order to protect travelers.