United Cargo orders portable explosives detectors

05 / 02 / 2014

  • The Morpho Itemiser DX can identify residue from explosives on surfaces including skin

    The Morpho Itemiser DX can identify residue from explosives on surfaces including skin

UNITED Airlines Cargo has ordered 54 portable explosives trace detectors (ETDs) to screen airfreight shipments at US domestic and international locations.

They are replacements for old legacy systems and comply with latest US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) cargo screening mandates, says Angel Ramirez, managing director of United Cargo’s global operations.

The lightweight Morpho Itemiser DX units are able to speedily detect and identify explosives in challenging environments.

They can identify residue from explosives on parcels, bags, cargo, skin, clothing, vehicles and other surfaces.

“Working with Morpho allows us to maintain the highest level of cargo screening effectiveness without impacting the efficiency of our operations,” Ramirez adds.

First qualified for air cargo screening in 2010 and certified by six global regulatory agencies, more than 3,000 Itemiser DX units have been deployed to air cargo screening facilities, airport checkpoints, checked baggage screening and secure locations around the world, Morpho Detection points out.