US Awards Additional Explosives Detection Systems Contract

31 May 2010 (Last Updated May 31st, 2010 18:30)

The US Transportation Security Administration has awarded a contract for the supply of 1,200 additional explosives trace detection (ETD) systems for the country's airports. Morpho Detection will provide Itemiser DX ETD systems as part of the $35m contract, funded by the American Recover

The US Transportation Security Administration has awarded a contract for the supply of 1,200 additional explosives trace detection (ETD) systems for the country's airports.

Morpho Detection will provide Itemiser DX ETD systems as part of the $35m contract, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The lightweight, user-friendly detection unit will use ion trap mobility spectroscopy technology to detect explosives and illegal imports during checkpoint, cargo and checked baggage screening.