Morpho Detection Receives CATSA Order for 63 Desktop Explosive Trace Detectors Valued at More than $2M

NEWARK, Calif. – May 15, 2012
Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced an order from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for 63 next-generation Itemiser® DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) systems. Valued at more than $2 million, these systems will be deployed to airports in Canada to support passenger and baggage screening efforts.

First certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2009, Itemiser DX utilizes Ion Trap Mobility Spectroscopy (ITMS™) trace technology to simultaneously analyze both positive and negative ions from a single sample, providing unparalleled threat and contraband detection.

"Morpho Detection is pleased CATSA has recognized the operational capabilities of Itemiser DX by placing their first order for this industry-leading desktop trace solution," said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Our work with CATSA is another example of Morpho Detection's commitment to helping enhance the accuracy and efficiency of the aviation security screening processes through the deployment of advanced technologies."

Globally approved by five regulatory agencies, Itemiser DX is deployed at airport checkpoints, checked baggage screening and air cargo transportation facilities, critical infrastructure and other secure locations around the world. More than 30,000 Morpho Detection trace solutions are helping protect people and property worldwide.

For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com - www.safran-group.com.

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About Morpho Detection, Inc.

Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a security 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, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

Scott Factor
1-216-233-8551
sfactor@morphodetection.com