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Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI) has received its first contract for its new CTX 5800 medium-speed explosives detection system (EDS) and expects its X-Ray diffraction-based checkpoint screening system to be ready in 2013 to meet European requirements for detecting liquid explosives in carry-on bags, company officials tell TR2.
The order for a single CTX 5800 is for Mauritius and will be installed in the fourth quarter of 2011, while the international pipeline for these systems is at 50, Dennis Cooke, MDI's president and CEO, says in a phone interview from the Paris Air Show where the company is exhibiting its detection products. Including the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with whom the CTX 5800 has passed checked baggage inspection system testing and is currently in testing at the Transportation Security Integration Facility, the pipeline is about double, he says.
The company …