Morpho Detection has received a contract to supply medium-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Under the terms of the $40m contract, the company will deliver 40 CTX 9800 DSi detectors.

As part of the five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that was announced in 2012, the 40 systems will be installed at 11 airports across the US to screen baggage. The names of the airports were not revealed.

The CTX 9800 is certified by the TSA, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and is also approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as it complies with the European Union Standard 3 requirements.

The detection system employs advanced computed tomography (CT) technology to present high-resolution 3D images in medium- and high-speed configurations.

The technology helps in speeding the screening process owing to the unique Clarity data acquisition system (DAS) while providing high-resolution 3D images of each bag.

Morpho Detection CEO Karen Bomba said: "As passenger traffic and security challenges continue to grow, Morpho Detection is thrilled TSA continues to deploy CTX EDS to screen checked baggage and help protect travelers.

"The results of more than 20 years of CTX innovation, CTX 9800 helps airports enhance operational efficiency by screening checked bags quickly and accurately in the most challenging airport environments."

With the current order, Morpho Detection has supplied more than 1,300 Morpho CTX EDS units to the TSA.

Image: Morpho’s CTX 9800 DSi at Laguardia Airport in New York. Photo: courtesy of Morpho Detection.