Airport operator Fraport has selected Morpho (Safran) to supply 45 Itemiser DX explosives trace detectors (ETD) to be installed at Germany's Frankfurt Airport.
The light and portable desktop system detects traces of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.
Installation of the detectors will enable Frankfurt meet the European Union's latest regulations on screening of personnel, materials and concessions entering secure areas of airports.
Fraport project manager Markus Volnhals said: "Working with Morpho Detection has allowed us to maintain regulatory compliance while enhancing our screening capabilities without impacting the flow of goods and personnel."
Fraport settled for Itemiser DX after the company tested the product for its detection capabilities.
Morpho Detection International president and CEO Cyril Dujardin said: "Morpho Detection commends Frankfurt for joining a growing number of leading global airports utilising Itemiser DX to screen for explosives.
"Itemiser DX is another example of Morpho's commitment to helping our customers meet current and emerging security challenges and mandates by deploying advanced detection technologies."
Morpho launched Itemiser DX in 2009 and has deployed approximately 5,000 units at various airport checkpoints, checked baggage and air cargo screening facilities, critical infrastructure and secure locations worldwide.
Image: Morpho will install 45 Itemiser DX explosives trace detectors at Frankfurt Airport. Photo: courtesy of marketwire.com.