African airline acquires narcotics and explosives detectors from MS Tech


US company MS Tech has delivered its Duoscan explosives and narcotics detection system to a major airline in Africa.

The company on 17 November said its homeland security and defence division has completed another installation of its Duoscan detectors with an unspecified airline in Africa. The project included training.

“MS Tech’s detection systems will increase the level of security in various passenger checkpoint locations, suppliers’ inspection and air cargo screening operations,” it said.

“The threat of explosives on the aviation industry is still imminent and even growing given the global geo-political instabilities throughout this challenging COVID-19 year,” stated Doron Shalom, CEO of MS Tech. “Moreover, with the increase in air cargo shipments since COVID-19 started, airlines, air cargo and airports are facing an unprecedented volume of parcels, boxes, envelopes as well as personnel and vehicles entering their cargo screening facilities.”

The Duoscan is a trace and vapor detection system that detects and identifies minute quantities of narcotics and explosives, as well as improvised explosives, such as TATP and HMTD within seconds.

“This latest installation is another successful case study for the Duoscan in the aviation and air cargo screening industry,” stated Shalom. “The installation project was held with the partnership of a dedicated local technical team. With this outstanding collaboration, we are capable of delivering innovative nanosensors, high-performance detection systems combined with operational training programmes, service and maintenance agreements to our international customers. We anticipate continued growth across a range of countries across Africa”.

MS Tech said its flagship products are the Exploscan, Duoscan and Liquiscan. The Exploscan and Duoscan are explosive and narcotics trace and vapours detectors and the Liquiscan is a liquid explosives detector that uses High-Frequency Quartz Crystal Microbalance (HF-QCM) nanotechnology sensors.