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Morpho supplies 160 Itemiser 4DX trace detectors to airports in Germany

Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with the German Federal Police for 160 Itemiser 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).

Under terms of the contract, Itemiser 4DX is currently deployed to screen passengers and baggage at airport checkpoints throughout Germany to ensure compliance with new EU legislation for enhanced explosives screening. In addition, local Morpho Detection partner ELP will provide maintenance services to ensure maximum system uptime and peak performance. A lightweight, portable desktop system powered by a non-radioactive ITMS (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer) source, Itemiser 4DX detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

"The German Federal Police helps secure air travel at some of the busiest airports in Europe and we are thrilled they have recognised the operational and detection capabilities of Itemiser 4DX by selecting it to protect travellers," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "The ability of Itemiser 4DX to non-invasively detect and identify explosives in challenging environments, combined with Morpho's global service partnerships, helps airports increase return on investment while planning for growth and evolving security mandates."

Optimised for ease-of-use and mobility, 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 4DXseeks to minimise operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations.

Currently approved for passenger and cargo screening throughout European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) 44 member nations, more than 850 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.

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