Morpho Takes Ultimate Checkpoint Liquid Explosives Detection Solution to Next Level (English only)

Amsterdam – October 5, 2011 - Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced it has taken delivery of critical and newly designed X-ray hardware. This equipment will allow its X-ray Diffraction-based XDi checkpoint liquid explosives detection screening system to deliver no-stop carry-on baggage inspection at airport passenger checkpoints.

The new hardware represents an important development for high-volume EU airports in light of upcoming checkpoint liquids regulatory changes. The newly designed multi-focus X-ray source will make it possible for Morpho Detection's XDi to deliver the throughput necessary for carry-on baggage screening.

"Morpho Detection's XDi in-bag liquid explosives checkpoint screening solution is on track to help European airports meet their screening challenges when the liquids ban is lifted," said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "We are confident XDi will deliver the high detection effectiveness, low false alarm rates and high throughput that will be required of airport operators."

Morpho Detection's revolutionary XDi checkpoint liquids screening system will offer airport security operators operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction by detecting liquid explosives in containers and in passengers' bags, doing away with the need for removing these items and manually examining them at the checkpoint.

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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.

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