Morpho Detection Receives TSA Delivery Order for 32 Explosives Detection Systems

Newark, Calif. – April 19, 2012 – Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for 32 CTX 9800 DSi™ explosives detection systems (EDS) valued at more than $38 million.

Under terms of the contract, the largest for the CTX 9800 since its certification in June 2009, all 32 units will be delivered to airports across the country in the coming months to support TSA's checked baggage screening program. The CTX 9800 is the latest evolution of MDI's industry-leading CTX family of EDS. It is TSA-certified and uses computed tomography (CT) imaging technology to enhance operational efficiencies by screening bags faster and with fewer false alarms.

"Morpho Detection is pleased TSA has recognized the operational capabilities of the CTX 9800 by selecting it to help protect travelers at airports" said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "By incorporating CT-based technology into an EDS capable of both medium- and high-speed throughput, the CTX 9800 can identify potential threats quickly and accurately, reducing need for costly manual bag inspections."

First deployed by TSA to Mineta San José International Airport in 2009, more than 70 CTX 9800 units have been ordered by TSA since its certification. The CTX 9800 DSi™ is the most recent evolution of the original CTX 9000 DSi™ platform. Morpho Detection's CT-based EDS systems are the most widely deployed in the world, with nearly 2,000 in service.

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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.

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