Cargo securityU.K. certifies Morpho Detection’s Itemiser DX for air cargo screening

Published 17 May 2012

The U.K. Department for Transport has certified the Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) system from Morpho Detection for air cargo screening at U.K. airports

Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, said its Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) system has been certified for air cargo screening by the U.K. Department for Transport (DfT).

The company says this certification a recognition of the device’s ability to protect the air cargo supply chain. The certification means that the Itemiser DX is now available for detection of explosives at air cargo facilities throughout the United Kingdom.

“Morpho Detection is very pleased DfT has approved our next-generation trace detection solution for use at air cargo facilities throughout the U.K.,” said Emmanuel Mounier, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International, Inc., the international sales and service division of Morpho Detection. “Morpho Detection is committed to providing the most advanced solutions to help air cargo facilities meet current and emerging security challenges with minimal impact on the flow of commerce.”

The company notes that five global regulatory agencies have already certified the Itemiser DX cor cargo screening, and that the system is already deployed at air cargo and transportation facilities around the world.