Morpho Detection’s Next-Gen Explosives Trace Detection Technology Approved for Use in the United Kingdom

Newark, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2010 – Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran group's security business, today announced that the United Kingdom Department for Transport (DfT) has approved the Itemiser® DX trace detection system for use in U.K. transportation security applications. The U.K. approval, which follows multiple U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Itemiser DX purchases, paves the way for more countries to use the technology to help protect security interests.

The Itemiser DX, Morpho Detection's latest trace explosives detection solution, is designed for use in checked baggage, passenger and cargo screening. It delivers fast detection in a desktop package that is reliable, cost effective and easy to use.

"U.K. approval of one of our latest security technology innovations is a significant milestone for Morpho Detection," said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Coupled with deployment of hundreds of Itemiser DXs by the U.S. TSA, today's announcement shows that the Itemiser DX is quickly becoming a global standard in trace detection."

DfT's Itemiser DX approval is an important validation for other countries, which look to DfT approval as they evaluate technologies for their own national security applications.

For more information about Morpho Detection's Itemiser DX or other Morpho Detection products, please visit www.morpho.com/detection.

About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, Inc. – part of Morpho, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF) – is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.

Steve Hill
Morpho Detection, Inc
+1-503-705-4172
steve.hill@morphodetection.com