Morpho Detection Awarded $10M Contract for Next-Gen Checked Baggage EDS Development

Morpho Detection's CTX 9800 EDSMorpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, Inc, has announced it has received a contract valued at approximately $10 million from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for the development of a next-generation checked baggage explosives detection system (EDS).
Morpho first began working on the project in 2011, and has to date received approximately $7 million in incremental funding from the contract.  Under terms of the contract, Morpho will deliver a prototype EDS based on advanced X-ray diffraction (XRD) technology in 2015.  By utilising advanced XRD technology to detect liquid and homemade explosives and IEDs in checked baggage, Morpho’s next-generation EDS will give airports the detection and operational capabilities needed to meet emerging threats while accommodating anticipated growth.
“Morpho Detection is honoured to continue our decades-long work with the US Government developing explosives detection systems to meet current and emerging security threats,” said Cameron Ritchie, Vice President, Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Morpho Detection, Inc. “This contract is another example of our commitment to develop next-generation technology and deliver the most advanced solutions available to protect air travellers and streamline the security screening process.”