Morpho’s explosives and narcotics detection business, Morpho Detection has reported the purchase of its two CTX 5800 high-performance, compact CTX explosives detection systems by EL AL Airlines. Morpho is the security unit of Safron group.
The first unit has been installed at the JFK International Airport in New York to monitor hold baggage. The second unit will be installed at an undisclosed airport this year. Morpho Detection's CTX 5800 is an advanced system in computed tomography (CT) explosives detection. The system integrates sophisticated high-definition three-dimensional imaging into a reduced-footprint design. It can provide the most challenging screening solutions to airports to optimize the effectiveness of their hold baggage screening program.
European Civil Aviation Conference has approved CTX 5800 as it fulfills the European Union’s Standard 3 specifications. Moreover the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the Israeli Security Agency has also certified the system. CTX 5800 delivers a baggage throughput of 400 to 450 bags per hour, thus enabling airport operators to plan for future expansion and growing threats. CTX 5800 utilizes Clarity, an advanced data acquisition system, to provide capabilities such as data collection and identical imaging like its larger counterpart explosives detection system, the E.U. Standard 3-approved and TSA-certified CTX 9800 DSi.
Emmanuel Mounier, President and Chief Executive Officer at Morpho Detection’s international sales and service division, , commented that CTX 5800 offers a novel and competitive solution to airlines and airports to improve their capability to detect threats, and reduce false alarm rates and security costs.