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Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract assigned to its local partner Segtec by Mexico airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) for 14 CTX explosives detection systems (EDS).

Eight CTX 9800 DSi and six compact CTX 5800 EDS will be deployed on hold baggage screening and operations at Cancun International, Cozumel, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Mérida and Oaxaca airports. SEGTEC will supply maintenance supported by Morpho Detection.

Karen Bomba, president & CEO, Morpho Detection, said: “Combined with a global service footprint, Morpho Detection’s CTX EDS give airports of all sizes the ability to deploy an automated checked baggage screening program and increase return on investment (ROI) on security infrastructure purchases.”

Capable of screening more than 1,000 bags per hour (BPH), Morpho Detection says that its CTX 9800 enhances operational efficiencies by screening bags faster and with fewer false alarms. Designed for small- and mid-sized airports, CTX 5800 is described as a smaller and lighter solution.

Both the computed tomography (CT)-based CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 are certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting EU Standard 3 requirements. Visit


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