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Explosives trace detectors

The French product company Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, announced a contract with the German Federal Police for 160 Itemiser 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).

Itemiser 4DX is deployed to screen passengers and baggage at airport checkpoints throughout Germany for compliance with new EU law for explosives screening. Local Morpho Detection partner ELP GmbH will provide maintenance services. A portable desktop system powered by a non-radioactive ITMS (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer) source, Itemiser 4DX detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces, the makers say.

Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, said: “The ability of Itemiser 4DX to non-invasively detect and identify explosives in challenging environments, combined with Morpho’s global service partnerships, helps airports increase return on investment (ROI) while planning for growth and evolving security mandates.”

Approved for passenger and cargo screening throughout European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) 44 member nations, more than 850 Itemiser 4DX ETD have been shipped to European airports, the makers say. More than 23,000 Morpho ETD systems have been supplied to airports, air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and secure locations.

Itemiser 4DX is on display and available for demonstrations in stand 212 Hall B6 at inter airport Europe, October 6-9 in Munich, Germany. Visit


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