Morpho awarded $133 million contract from TSA for explosives detector

Morpho Detection, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it received a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth $133 million with the Transportation Security Administration .

Under the terms of the contract, Morpho will supply the TSA with its reduced-size CTX 5800 explosives detection system, along with supplementary equipment and technical support as needed. The first order for two CTX 5800 devices will be deployed to the TSA in the beginning of next year.

"Morpho Detection is thrilled to supply TSA with their first order of the advanced CTX 5800 explosives detection system," President and CEO of Morpho Detection Karen Bomba said. "By leveraging advanced imaging technologies in a smaller and lighter solution, CTX 5800 is delivering on Morpho's commitment to help airports of all sizes realize the operational and security benefits of an automated checked baggage screening program."

The CTX 5800 uses innovative Computer Tomography technology to aid in the creation of security plans to protect airports from potential threats and expansions. CTX is available as a stand-alone unit, in a mini-inline or integrated into a medium-speed set up to support airport operations and security.

The CTX 5800 is certified for use by the TSA and the European Civil Aviation Conference. It also meets European Union Standard 3 requirements.