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Rapiscan MP100 Backpack radiation detection system allows detection of radioactive materials

February 10 - Rapiscan Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, today announced the expansion of its radiation detection product line to include the Rapiscan MP100 Backpack radiation detection system. The MP100 is a lightweight, high performance solution that can detect radiological and nuclear materials and is housed within a compact commercial backpack, making it ideal for covert radiation inspection.

President Obama has cited the danger of a terrorist acquiring nuclear weapons as “the most immediate and extreme threat to global security,” and U.S. Customs and Border Protection has indicated that “nuclear and radiological materials are of particular concern because of their potential to harm large numbers of people and disrupt the U.S. economy.”  In fact, over the last two decades more than 2,500 incidents of trafficking radioactive material have been reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by member states.

The MP100 Backpack radiation detection system is designed for ease of operation and makes radiation detection as easy as simply walking around. It includes a long battery life that supports extended deployment, as well as the following additional features:

  • Gamma and optional neutron radiation detection. The MP100’s PVT gamma radiation detectors detect gamma radiation emitted by medical and industrial isotopes, which can be used in a dirty bomb. They also detect Special Nuclear Materials, such as uranium and plutonium, which are needed for a nuclear weapon. The addition of optional Boron-10 neutron radiation detectors enables the MP100 to detect Special Nuclear Materials that are shielded, such as in a dense metal container.
  • Meets U.S. and international standards. The radiation detection performance of the MP100 meets the requirements of U.S. and international standards for backpack radiation monitors. The U.S. standard, ANSI N42.53, and its international equivalent, IEC 62694, address homeland security concerns and illicit trafficking inspection applications. 
  • Integrates with Android mobile devices. The MP100 can be operated as a standalone radiation monitor with alarms signaled audibly in the operator’s earpiece. Alternatively, the MP100 can connect wirelessly to a mobile Android device, such as a smartphone or tablet, running the free Rapiscan RadViewer app. With its intuitive graphical user interface, Rapiscan’s RadViewer presents a wealth of information about radiation measurements and alarms and helps direct the operator to a radiation source.

“Today’s terrorists don’t need special nuclear materials, such as uranium and plutonium, to create chaos. A small quantity of radioactive material that is routinely and safely employed in medical and industrial applications can cause significant radiation contamination to a wide area when part of a dirty bomb,” said Pak Chin, president of Rapiscan Systems. “The MP100 applies Rapiscan design principles and technology to a practical, high performing, portable radiation detection solution that is suitable for a variety of use cases. It’s one of the lightest and easiest to use systems available today.”  

The MP100 was designed for many different applications. Operators can use the solution to inspect areas where crowds have gathered for an event, such as stadiums or arenas; to detect radioactive material at mass transit stations and vehicle checkpoints; and to protect critical infrastructure and measure radiation around a facility, such as a nuclear power plant.

About Rapiscan Systems

Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc., is a leading global supplier of security inspection solutions utilizing advanced threat identification techniques. The company’s products are sold into the following market segments: Baggage and Parcel Inspection; Cargo and Vehicle Inspection; Hold (checked) Baggage Screening; People Screening; Explosive and Narcotics Trace Detection; and Radiation Detection.  Rapiscan Systems product lines are supported by a global service network. As the world’s leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state-of-the-art products, solutions and services to meet our customers’ most demanding threat detection needs.  For more information, visit www.rapiscansystems.com

Morpho Partners with UK's Cornwall Airport Newquay for advanced baggage and passenger screening

Cambridge, UK, February 10 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with U.K.’s Cornwall Airport Newquay to supply and service advanced detection solutions that screen passengers and baggage for explosives and contraband.

Following competitive tendering, Cornwall Airport Newquay selected Morpho’s compact CTX 5800™ explosives detection system (EDS) to screen all passenger checked baggage. In addition, Morpho will supply baggage handling system (BHS) components, including conveyers, to enable a fully-automated hold baggage screening program. As a result, Cornwall Airport Newquay will be the first U.K. Airport to comply with Department for Transport regulations mandating Standard 3-approved EDS to screen all hold baggage by September 2018. At the checkpoint, Morpho will supply cabin baggage X-ray systems and walkthrough metal detectors to facilitate a robust, multilayered approach to checkpoint security.

“Morpho commends Cornwall Airport Newquay for being the first U.K. airport to meet the September 2018 mandate and is excited to be their partner in upgrading and expanding hold baggage and checkpoint screening capabilities,” said Karen Bomba, president & CEO, Morpho Detection. “By investing in localized sales and service support, Morpho has created unmatched, field-proven solutions for airports of all sizes to meet current and emerging security challenges and regulatory mandates.”

Richard Thomasson, Operations Manager at Cornwall Airport Newquay, added: “As a rapidly growing regional airport we want to stay at the forefront of security, service and facilities provision. The new screening equipment shows our commitment to customer service improvement and will help us continue to provide a high-level of aviation security at the airport.”

Designed to allow small- and mid-sized airports to plan for evolving threats and future expansion, CTX 5800 combines industry-leading imaging and data collection in a smaller and lighter solution. The CTX 5800 is approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting Standard 3 requirements and certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Morpho’s CTX family of EDS are the most widely used in the world, with nearly 2,000 units deployed worldwide. 

About Morpho Detection

Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran’s security business, is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and CBRNE threat detection systems to government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

For more information: www.morpho.com  

About Cornwall Airport Newquay

Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) offers year-round flights to London Gatwick and Manchester with Flybe - ideal for both business and leisure passengers. As well as offering direct connectivity to these key cities, the routes offer passengers the opportunity to make onward connections to destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide. Daily direct flights also operate between Newquay and the Isles of Scilly with Skybus.

For the 2016 summer season additional regional and international routes will operate from Cornwall Airport Newquay to and from Dublin (Aer Lingus Regional); Belfast City, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, London Stansted, Aberdeen, Doncaster, Glasgow and Liverpool (Flybe); Dusseldorf (Eurowings); Alicante and Frankfurt Hahn (Ryanair). Cornwall Airport Limited (CAL) is 100% owned by Cornwall Council and is the operator of Cornwall Airport Newquay. Passenger numbers at the airport continue to grow and the total in 2014 was over 220,000 - an increase of 20%. The passenger forecast for 2015 is 250,000 and 375,000 for 2016.

Chemring Group appoints Steven F. Cummings (Col, USA-Ret) Vice President


Steven F. Cummings

Dulles, VA, February 10  - Chemring Group announced the appointment of Steven F. Cummings (Colonel, USA-Ret) as Vice President Global Business Development and Strategy. In this new role, Mr. Cummings will be responsible for developing growth strategies that include all of Chemring's business segments.

In coordination with his non-US counterpart, David McDonald, VP, Global Business Development and Strategy, Mr. Cummings will be responsible for business development initiatives of major sales efforts that support broad Chemring Group objectives. These will include international strategies, offset programs, and research and development investments.

"Steve's knowledge of current and evolving global defense requirements makes him the ideal person to shape Chemring's strategy in key markets," stated Juan A. Navarro, President Chemring North America. "When he joined our company last year, Steve was immediately successful in identifying new growth areas for Chemring. As he takes his skills into the broader global market, I am confident his business acumen and Army experience will enable Chemring to achieve the positive results that our stockholders and employees expect. "

After a distinguished 28-year career in the US Army, Mr. Cummings joined Chemring in 2015 as Vice President, Business Development and Strategy.

Retired at the rank of Colonel, Steve served in a number of significant Army leadership positions including Project Manager Close Combat Systems at PEO Ammunition, where he was responsible for procurement and management of more than 200 ammunition items and counter-IED equipment. He also personally led the training teams that were fielding that equipment in Afghanistan in 2011.

During his final position in government as Project Director Joint Services, he led the conventional ammunition demilitarization program for the Department of Defense and was responsible for the modernization of the Army's Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) ammunition production facilities.

Steve holds multiple educational degrees, including a Bachelor of Science from the US Military Academy, an MBA from Clemson University and a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

About Chemring

Chemring Group PLC is a global business that specializes in the manufacture of high technology products and services for the aerospace, defense and security markets in more than fifty countries. Approximately 3,000 people are employed by Chemring through offices and production facilities in four countries.  Chemring is organized under three strategic product segments: Countermeasures, Sensors & Electronics, and Energetic Systems. With a diverse portfolio of products that deliver high reliability solutions to protect people, platforms, missions and information against constantly changing threats, Chemring operates in niche markets and maintains strong investments in research and development.

The acquisition of Defense Technology Corporation is finalized by CanyonGold

Las Vegas, NV, January 22 - Canyon Gold Corp. announces the completion and closing of the acquisition of 'DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (DTC) as a wholly owned subsidiary of CanyonGold as announced in its 8-K filing on January 8, 2016. CanyonGold through DTC plans to start production of the "OFFENDER ALERT PASSIVE SCAN"™ during the first quarter of 2016.

The DTC proprietary Offender Alert Passive Scan is a portable scanning security device that uses the Earth's magnetic fields to detect potential security threats. The Offender Alert Passive Scan is the only product of its kind that uses passive scanning.

Traditional detectors use X-ray (radiation) imaging -- the same type of technology that can have harmful effects after prolonged exposure; the Offender Alert Passive Scan eliminates any hazardous and non-hazardous-emittent exposure to students.

When students or others step through the Offender Alert Passive Scan, sensors embedded within the aluminum frame alert security personnel to the level of threat with color-coded LED lights and an audible alert signal. The Offender Alert Passive Scan also can link with a computer to give an instant view, using numbers or colors, of the threat area, which can then be transmitted to a handheld or other command device for ease of use, threat tracking, response deployment, and neutralizing.

DTC's Proprietary Offender Alert Passive Scan is a 'next generation' walk-through detector scanning unit.

The DTC scan-system emits no harmful radiation through the subject and is passive.


With commencement of production and marketing of the proprietary 'Passive Scanner Unit' by DTC, the Company will 'spin-off' its gold resources holding and exploration subsidiary 'LCGRC' and will register the gold subsidiary with the SEC through an S-1 Registration filing and thereby create a second public company trading its common stock on the OTCQB. The company believes this will enhance value for shareholders of CGCC stock prior to the completion of the spin-off through distribution of stock from the newly created OTCQB Company to all CGCC shareholders.

DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, LLC: www.defensetechnologycorporation.com

DTC was formed in 2007 to bring products to market in the areas of personal and collateral protection. DTC will succeed in the markets of personal and collateral protection by creating proprietary technology that is unique in design and operation. The company currently has two products in development that will have the potential to substantially improve their respective industries with concentration on preparing for the production of the 'Passive Scanner Unit" ideally suited for the protection of schools, institutions and other high-ris public and private facilities.

DTC's priority markets for the lead product are the 105,000 U.S. public & private schools, colleges and universities. The core customer base is government, specifically federal, state, and regional, together with international replication and future commercial applications.

Long Canyon Gold Resources Corp. ('LCGRC') owns 30 mineral lease claims and has the opportunity to acquire additional claims in the mineral-rich Spruce Ridge area as well as in the similarly mineralized Pequop Mountains of the Long Canyon Trend Area of Nevada. These sections are adjacent to the original discovery acquire by Newmont Mining for 2.3 billion dollars and also the site of the planned first open pit mine in the area.

LCGRC continues to seek funding for its phase two development programs on its substantial gold claims in Elko County Nevada. As gold market valuations improve in the future the Company will proceed with its planned deposit exploration.

Government Security News releases Digital Yearbook of 2015 Awards Winners

GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers the results of two awards programs – the annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and the annual Homeland Security Awards.

The Yearbook was created to invite Awards Winners to share their winning technologies and strategies, as described in their awards entries, with our readers. The invitation was accepted by 47 Winners from the two awards programs. A healthy number of vendors and government officials of other nations also participated in this year’s program, often with winning entries.

Distinguished Judge of this year’s programs, Chuck Brooks, drawing on his many years in Capital Hill and the Department of Homeland Security, provided GSN with a fascinating interview, in which he discussed homeland security priorities, trends and priorities for the homeland security community and future areas that companies and agencies should explore. Be sure to read it on page 8 of the Yearbook.

In his current position as Vice President of Government Solutions for Sutherland Government (SGCI), Mr. Brooks heads Federal and State and Local Government Relations and is responsible for the company’s Marketing portfolio, which includes Media, PR, Digital Outreach, Thought Leadership, Strategic Partnering and Branding for Federal, State and Local markets. He also runs two of the most influential homeland security groups on Linkedin – the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” and “Homeland Security” that have a combined membership of 50,000.

GSN would like to thank Blue Ridge Network for its generous Sponsorship and the information on its App Guard Enterprise that was among its winning awards entries in 2015. We at GSN find the technological advances from vendors and the ever-more sophisticated programs and strategies of government agencies to be mind-boggling in their excellence. We know you will find them very reassuring in these challenging times.

In addition to being mailed to all GSN readers, the 2015 Yearbook has also been posted on the middle column of the Home Page of the GSN website at www.gsnmagazine.com. Complimentary subscriptions to all GSN publications are also available by clicking on the invitation at the top of the website Home Page which reads: SIGN UP FOR FREE GSN PUBLICATIONS.

Adrian Courtenay, CEO/Editorial Director                                                Government Security News

Implant Sciences announces worldwide shipments of over $5 Million

WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2016 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, today reported that the company has shipped over $5 million of its explosives trace detectors (ETDs) across five continents over the past two months. These sales, which include a combination of QS-B220 desktop explosives and drugs trace detectors and QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors, do not include its TSA shipments, which have also begun to ship to airports across the United States.

"Implant Sciences' growth has been impressive over the past year, but more importantly, we're seeing that it is sustainable, long-term growth. Our company is recognized as a true market leader in the trace detection industry, and we continue to win contracts despite significant competition in the market," stated Dr. Darryl Jones, Implant Sciences' Executive Vice President.

"Customers evaluating ETDs are seeing the impressive value proposition of our QS-B220 and QS-H150. As a company, it's our mission to provide our customers with the best detection performance in the industry while offering a solution that will not be cost-prohibitive to own and maintain," added Robert Liscouski, Implant Sciences' President. "Customers continue to choose our systems across multiple applications, which demonstrates that our mission is being accomplished. We are very pleased to continue our market share gain."

About Implant Sciences

Implant Sciences is a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced detection capabilities to counter and eliminate the ever-evolving threats from explosives and drugs. The Company's team of dedicated trace detection experts has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial products, thousands of which have been sold across more than 70 countries worldwide. The Company's ETDs have received approvals and certifications from several international regulatory agencies including the TSA in the U.S., ECAC in Europe, CAAC and the Ministry of Public Safety in China, Russia FSB, STAC in France, and the German Ministry of the Interior. It has also received the 2015 GSN Airport/Seaport/Border Security Award for "Best Security Checkpoint". For further details on the Company and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.implantsciences.com.

ScentLogix and Tripwire join forces to improve K-9 bomb-detection training

Gettsburg, PA, January 4 - Time is the primary constraint in getting K-9 bomb-detection dogs trained and on the job.

To shorten the time required to train K-9 bomb-sniffing dogs, and improving the effectiveness of dog and handler, Tripwire Operations Group, an explosives training company based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is joining forces with ScentLogix, an Annapolis, Maryland-based company that specializes in the "cross-science area of biological olfaction and scent detection," said Ryan Morris, CEO of Tripwire and a civilian explosives expert. ScentLogix is a division of Polymath Interscience.

David Adebimpe, founder and CEO of Polymath and ScentLogix, has developed inert explosive formulations used to train K-9 bomb-detection dogs to recognize a broad range of commercial and homemade explosive devices. The company's K-9 Explosives Scent Training Imprint Aids and Kits and other training tools are based on a "convergent science approach" that "uses the olfactory prowess of canines as the underpinnings of foundational R&D (research and development) investigations in biological olfaction and olfaction-based detection."

ScentLogix provides olfactory profile products, which are used by military, law enforcement and federal security agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, Adebimpe said. K-9 scent training aids are designed for use in training of first responders in the war against terrorism and drug trafficking.

"We have kept a small profile all this time, focusing on our science and on getting it right," Adebimpe said. "We are proud to say that the foundation of our science is strong and proven many times over, even though our theories contradict what is being taught in science class and goes against the doctrines in olfaction that won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000."

Morris said the collaborative work of Tripwire and ScentLogix, along with new canine training techniques developed by the Belgium federal police K-9 support division, are being combined to create comprehensive and time-optimized bomb-detection training for dogs, handlers and other first responders. To that end, Belgian federal police canine expert, Joris Kerckhof is joining the Tripwire explosives expert team in February.

"Canine bomb-detection training is an ever-evolving specialty," Morris said. "We stay up-to-date with what the bad guys are doing to keep us proactive as possible and to react to new bomb terrorist threats as they develop globally."

During the last six years, the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the federal interagency program known as the Technical Support Working Group have expended more than $8 million to develop technology-based, non-hazardous explosives training aids for bomb-sniffing dogs, Adebimpe said. ScentLogix and Tripwire is responding to fulfill their shared missions to provide the latest explosives training programs and training aids to law enforcement, the military and other first responders.

"We know what the nose is, we know how the nose works, and we are using the knowledge, and proof of it, to produce scent training aids for first responders in the war against explosives terrorism and drug trafficking—occupations, where failure is not an option. We have been doing our patriotic part, and we get phone calls from military and police officers everyday, saying how we have saved lives, and thanking us for what we do."

In response to the December 2, San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Tripwire is offering low cost, expedited IED and explosive training to military units, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and paramedics anywhere in the U.S., Morris said. Both the dog and its handler need to be trained as extensively and quickly as possible to get the team ready for incident response and threat assessment.

"Terrorist attacks conducted by foreign and domestic perpetrators, are just one part of a mosaic of violence, which are becoming a routine part of everyday life in the United States and around the globe. The one consistent element is the violence is unanticipated and occurs with little or no warning," Morris said.

"We know that pipe bombs and other explosive devices were used by the suspects in both San Bernardino and Paris," Morris said. Police discovered multiple pipe bombs and other explosive devices left by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, at various places associated with the attacks.

In the Paris attacks, terrorists used explosives similar to Triacetone Triperoxide, TATP, Morris said. The suicide bombers wore vests containing TATP. IEDs, which can be made from chemicals purchased in hardware and cleaning supply stores, The destructive power of IEDs varies, depending on the type of explosive used.

Tripwire offers TATP/HMTD, peroxide-based explosives formulations as part of its explosive training courses. Others explosives used for training, include plastique, such as C-4, Semtex, and others.

"Our mainstay is selling explosives, making and selling firearms, and training," Morris said. "We provide explosive-related training, K-9 training—we have bomb squads, SWAT teams and military personnel who train with us."

During a typical month, Tripwire provides training for up to 50 individuals, Morris said. They are under contract to provide training to a Washington, D.C., metropolitan police department. K-9 handlers and police dogs participate in weekly training programs.

For more information on Tripwire, visit www.tripwireops.org.

Morpho wins Spain airports contract for 290 Itemiser 4DX detectors

Andover, MA, December 17 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract from Spain national airport operator Aena, S.A. to supply and service 290 Itemiser® 4DX detectors.

Following competitive operational testing closely supported by local partner Alava Ingenieros, Itemiser 4DX was selected to meet the requirements of new EU legislation for enhanced screening of passengers at more than 20 airports throughout Spain. Building on 15 years of Itemiser systems reliably protecting travelers at leading global aviation hubs, Itemiser 4DX quickly detects and identifies threats on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

"Morpho is thrilled that following a competitive evaluation, Aena has recognized the superior detection and operational capabilities of Itemiser 4DX by placing the largest global order to date for our next-generation desktop detector," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "The enhanced passenger screening capabilities of Itemiser 4DX, combined with rapid response and maintenance services provided by local partners including Alava in Spain, has created an unmatched, end-to-end industry solution."

Optimized for ease-of-use and mobility, Itemiser 4DX eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting detection source. By leveraging long-life consumables and internal calibration, Itemiser 4DX seeks to minimize operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations.

Currently approved for passenger and cargo screening throughout European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) 44 member nations, approximately 900 Itemiser 4DX have been shipped to airports throughout Europe. More than 23,000 Morpho threat detectors have been supplied to airports, air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and secure locations worldwide.

About Morpho Detection

Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran's security business, is a leading supplier of explosives, narcotics and CBRNE threat detection systems to government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

Rapiscan Systems announces new radiation detection capabilities for walk-through metal detectors

Torrance, CA, December 14 – Rapiscan Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, today announced the addition of radiation detection capabilities to it’s line of Metor walk-through metal detection products.. The design of the radiation detection option employs technology, components and concepts used on other Rapiscan radiation detection products, which have been proven in deployments for many years at airports, seaports and border crossings worldwide.

In the last two decades the International Atomic Energy Agency has received reports of nearly 2,500 incidents of trafficking radioactive materials. The integration of radiation detection into Rapiscan’s walk-through metal detectors helps to prevent these types of incidents by giving operators the ability to simultaneously screen people for metallic and radioactive material threats.

“To stay ahead of the challenging and evolving threat environment, we have made creating smarter, integrated technology a priority,” said Pak Chin, President, Rapiscan Systems. “Our radiation detection option is an effective solution for countering very real threats such as smuggling of nuclear materials that are used to build atomic weapons, and commercial and medical isotopes, which are key ingredients in dirty bombs. We are proud to add these capabilities to our existing top-of-the-line metal detection products.”

By fully integrating Rapiscan’s advanced radiation detection capabilities with existing Metor walk-through metal detector products, there is no change in the people screening operation or checkpoint configuration. With the added radiation inspection capabilities, customers walking through the metal detector are also screened for gamma radiation or gamma and neutron radiation. When the system is not occupied by a person being screened, it automatically measures the surrounding background radiation. Radiation alarms are clearly signaled with lights and sounds to alert operators.

The new integrated radiation detection features are compatible with the Metor 6M, Metor 6S and Metor 6E products. Radiation detection is available with new Metor units or as a field-deployable addition to existing units. The new capabilities meet the radiation detection requirements of applicable standards for radiation inspection of people, including ANSI N42.35, IEC 62244, and IAEA standards for pedestrian security inspection.

About Rapiscan Systems

Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc., is a leading global supplier of security inspection solutions utilizing advanced threat identification techniques. The company's products are sold into the following market segments: Baggage and Parcel Inspection; Cargo and Vehicle Inspection; Hold (checked) Baggage Screening; People Screening; Explosive and Narcotics Trace Detection; and Radiation Detection. The Rapiscan Systems product lines are supported by a global service network. As the world's leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state-of-the-art products, solutions and services to meet our customers' most demanding threat detection needs. For more information, visit www.rapiscansystems.com

50-plus European airports deploy Morpho’s Itemiser 4DX per new explosives screening mandates

Itemiser 4DX

London, UK, December 2 -  Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced that more than 50 airports throughout Europe deployed Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD) in 2015.   

The next-generation of the industry-leading Itemiser family of desktop ETD, Itemiser 4DX was the most selected ETD system by airports to meet EU legislation for enhanced passenger screening effective September 2015. With more than 900 shipped worldwide this year, Morpho has deployed Itemiser 4DX to leading European aviation hubs including in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser 4DX quickly detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

“By investing in localized sales and service support, Morpho Detection was able to offer airports a comprehensive solutions partner to meet the new regulations and we have been thrilled by the response of our customers and partners,” said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. “Morpho Detection takes great pride in and thanks our customers for making us the leading supplier of European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)-approved ETD to airports in Europe. We will continue working tirelessly to serve our customers and grow this momentum in Europe and around the world.” 

Currently approved for passenger and cargo screening throughout ECAC’s 44 member nations, Itemiser 4DX delivers advanced explosives and narcotics detection and screening capabilities powered by a non-radioactive ITMS™ source. Designed for easy physical access to maintenance areas, Itemiser 4DX leverages long-life consumables and internal calibration to minimize operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations.



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