TSA Certifies Morpho Detection’s High-Speed Checked Bag Explosives Detection Solution

Newark, Calif. – Feb. 16, 2011 – Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran group's security business, today announced its CTX 9800 DSi™ explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in a high-speed configuration that processes in excess of 40 percent more bags than its fastest previously-certified system while continuing to provide high-resolution 3D imaging with the innovative data acquisition system, Clarity.

The new high speed CTX 9800 offers operators the possibility of reduced operational costs through simplification of baggage handling infrastructure, reduced maintenance requirements and fewer manual alarm resolutions, while speeding more cleared bags to aircraft faster.

"Morpho Detection is pleased to offer a second TSA-certified configuration of the CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection system capable of effectively screening checked luggage at the 1,000 bag per hour rate," said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Approval of this new, faster CTX 9800 offers airports the flexibility to meet competing demands of customer requirements, space and budget while controlling operational costs."

For more information regarding Morpho Detection's high-speed CTX 9800 DSi, including a video of its exceptional graphics capability, 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