Air Cargo Screening Solutions

MSA Security® leads the air cargo industry in third-party screening offering the most effective, efficient and expansive explosive detection canine solutions. MSA supports the leading air cargo carriers across the globe with a robust air cargo screening program that successfully addresses evolving threats and operational requirements. MSA explosive detection canine teams screen more cargo daily than any other private provider.


MSA’s Cargo Screening Bomb Dogs

The most effective and efficient way to screen cargo for explosives is with an MSA Canine Detection Team. All teams deployed to air cargo environments have completed thorough operational training in various cargo configurations. Whether it is a ULD, cookie sheet, homogenized pallet, or loose or bagged cargo, MSA Canine Detection Teams quickly screen even the largest cargo areas for potential explosive threats – without disrupting business operations.

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Canines Screen for Explosives Faster than Other Methods

Bomb dogs can screen cargo up to ten times faster than other detection methods. While screening with technology can be cumbersome and labor intensive, explosive detection canines provide an efficient solution. In a dynamic screening environment, power sources and size limitations can challenge operational efficiency. Rather than configuring a sort or freight process around technology, explosive detection canines quickly work around existing processes with minimal to no disruption.


  • Canine Handler Teams Sweeping Cargo

    “A properly imprinted and trained canine remains the most effective and operationally efficient tool for cargo screening.” 

    Brandon Fried
    Executive Director, Air Forwarders Association

  • "After $19 billion spent over six years, Pentagon realizes the best bomb detector is a dog."

    Dan Nosowitz
    Popular Science Magazine

    German Shepherd and Handler Sweeping Boxes


The Largest Private Provider of Explosive Detection Canine Teams

MSA Canine Detection Team Trining Site Map

The Forefront of Regulated Air Cargo Screening

MSA engaged with the TSA in 2010 to offer subject matter expertise on aviation security as the agency developed the CCSP-K9 program. MSA provided guidance on the necessary components of a strong explosive detection canine program to assist TSA in developing standards to ensure success in the field. TSA launched the program in 2019 and MSA was the first third-party canine provider to be approved. MSA has worked with regulatory bodies outside the U.S. to support their compliance model development.


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Domestic Air Cargo® Fact Sheet