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Morpho Detection

September 03, 2015 05:00 ET

Morpho Wins Contract for 44 Itemiser 4DX Trace Detectors to UK Airports

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - September 03, 2015) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with UK Airport Operator Manchester Airports Group Plc (M.A.G.) for 44 Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).

After a successful technical and commercially competitive tender, M.A.G. selected Itemiser 4DX to replace non-Morpho legacy systems and meet new EU mandates for enhanced passenger screening at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. The next-generation of the industry-leading Itemiser family of desktop ETD, Itemiser 4DX quickly detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

"Building on 15 years of Itemiser systems screening passengers and baggage at the world's busiest aviation hubs, Itemiser 4DX helps airports enhance security and operational capabilities while reducing false alarms," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "Morpho's field-proven track record of delivering, servicing and supporting ETD systems around the world has created an unmatched, reliable end-to-end solution. We look forward to supporting M.A.G. as they work to meet their growing passenger and security demands."

Powered by a non-radioactive ITMS™ (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer) source, Itemiser 4DX eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting trace detection source. By leveraging long-life consumables and internal calibration, Itemiser 4DX seeks to minimize operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations.

Currently approved for passenger and cargo screening by UK Department for Transport (DfT) and throughout European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) 44 member nations, more than 800 Itemiser 4DX ETD have been shipped to airports throughout Europe. More than 23,000 Morpho ETD systems have been supplied to airports, air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and secure locations worldwide.

For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.

About Morpho Detection
Benefiting from the financial stability that being part of the Safran (PAR: SAF) Group provides, Morpho Detection is a leading supplier of explosives, narcotics and CBRNE threat detection systems to government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

For more information: www.morpho.com, www.safran-group.com, Follow @SAFRAN_MORPHO on Twitter.

About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.

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