Morpho Detection gets $6 million order for detection systems from Canada

Morpho Detection said Tuesday that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has requested five CTX explosive detection systems (EDS) for $6 million.

The detection systems utilize computerized tomography (CT), which takes multiple x-ray images and combines them to visualize a complete scan. This is the same techniques used in CT scans in hospitals.

Morpho Detection said that the CTX 9800 is able to screen 1,000 bags in an hour. The CTX offers similar functionality in a lighter form, suitable for small to mid-size airports.

"Morpho Detection is pleased CATSA continues to recognize our CTX family of EDS as having the detection and operational capabilities to meet growing passenger traffic and security demands," Morpho Detection President and CEO  Karen Bomba said. "From the high-speed CTX 9800 to the compact CTX 5800, 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 on security investments."

The agreement follows within the frame work of a standing offer that was announced in 2013 and is to last five years. Under this offer 19 CTX 5800 and 20 CTX 9800 units have been installed across airports in Canada. Morpho Detection said that approximately 2,000 units within the CTX family of detection devices are in use globally.

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