Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) has awarded a contract to Morpho Detection’s local partner Segtec for the supply of 14 CTX explosive detection systems (EDS).

Under the contract, the company will deploy eight high-speed CTX 9800 DSi and six compact CTX 5800 EDS at Cancun International, Cozumel, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Merida and Oaxaca airports.

The systems will be used for helping the airports improve their processes of baggage screening and enhance their operational capabilities.

Morpho Detection CEO Karen Bomba said: "Combined with a global service footprint, Morpho Detection’s CTX EDS give airports of all sizes the ability to deploy an automated checked baggage screening programme and increase return on investment (ROI) on security infrastructure purchases."

The high speed CTX 9800 is equipped to scan more than 1,000 bags per hour (BPH) enabling the airports increase baggage screening speed while raising fewer alarms.

The CTX 5800, with its imaging and data collection is designed to help small and medium-sized airports plan for evolving threats and future expansion.

Both the CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 sport Morpho Detection’s Clarity technology that increases the screening speed of systems while providing high-resolution 3-D (HD3-D) images of individual bags.

Additionally, both the EDS carry certifications from the US Transportation Security Administration and Civil Aviation Administration of China and are approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference for meeting the European Union Standard 3 requirements.

A subsidiary of identity and security solutions provider Morpho (Safran), Morpho Detection uses computed tomography, trace, mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies to enhance security activities.

Image: Morpho’s CTX 5800 can help small and medium-sized airports plan for evolving threats and future expansion. Photo: courtesy of Morpho.