Morpho Detection Offers Trilogy of Solutions for Air Cargo Explosives Screening Challenges

Newark, Calif. – Nov. 2, 2010 – Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran group's security business, today announced availability of a family of TSA-approved explosive detection systems (EDS), trace and X-ray solutions designed to work together to give freight forwarders, air cargo and passenger airlines carrying air cargo the tools they need to mitigate risk and protect passengers, crew and equipment from evolving terrorist threats.

"The ‘printer bomber' incident clearly demonstrates terrorist reaction to existing security procedures and the immediate need to implement more comprehensive, complementary screening methods, based on true automated explosives detection," said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Morpho Detection's TSA-qualified EDS, trace and X-ray solutions are available to complement and enhance existing cargo screening."

"Advanced-technology explosives detection solutions used for checked baggage screening today are also available to effectively screen break bulk and other cargo on passenger and cargo flights," said Glen Winn, CEO and principal consultant, Condor-Avsec. "The Oct. 29 incident illustrates the immediate need for an aggressive plan to bring these existing technologies to air cargo shipment screening."

Morpho Detection is a leader in explosives detection equipment for the global aviation industry. Many of the biggest cargo and passenger airlines, and other air shippers, use its advanced-technology solutions to help protect their global operations.

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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. Following Safran Group's 2009 acquisition of GE Security's GE Homeland Protection, Inc. business, 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

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