More explosives detectors for TSA

Feb. 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM
1 of 2
| License Photo
Sign up for our Security newsletter

NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration ordered explosive detection systems from Morpho Detection Inc. for use at four airports.

The units ordered were for Morpho's CTX 9800 DSi and CTX 9400 DSi, which use Computed Tomography imaging technology to create images of each bag and then compare the contents with the properties of explosives through a series of algorithms.

The order for 15 of the systems is worth more than $17 million.

"Morpho Detection is pleased the TSA has chosen our CTX 9800 and 9400 EDS to help meet its checked bag screening needs," said Brad Buswell, president and chief executive officer of Morpho Detection.

"The CTX 9400 and 9800 explosives detection systems customize CT-based imaging technology, originally developed for healthcare, for a wide range of airport needs and aviation security challenges."

The systems will be deployed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Philadelphia International Airport, and airports in Birmingham, Ala., and Tallahassee, Fla.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories