Morpho Announces First European Sale of CTX 5800™ Compact Hold Baggage Explosives Detection System

Brussels – October 11, 2011 - Morpho Detection, Inc., the detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced the first European sale of its next-generation, compact design, high-performance CT-based explosives detection system (EDS), the CTX 5800™, to Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airport has ordered three CTX 5800s to replace its current CTX 5500™ EDS units that it has employed to help protect its passengers for more than 13 years. Brussels Airport was also the first European customer for the CTX 5500 in 1998. The new units will be integrated into the airport's baggage handling system.

"The safety of the traveling public is our number one priority and we were pleased to have received from Morpho Detection a competitive offer, meeting our high quality standards, that allowed us to continue our long-standing relationship," said Wilfried Covent, Head of Security, Brussels Airport. "We are very pleased to be transitioning to these most-advanced CT-based EDS and are enthusiastic about the 5800's high resolution image quality and user friendly interface."

"Morpho Detection is pleased Brussels Airport has once again selected the CTX brand for its hold baggage screening needs," said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "We are committed to delivering the technologies needed to help meet the security challenges of all airports, regardless of size and passenger volume, and the small footprint CTX 5800 is demonstration of that commitment."

CTX 5800 can help airports maximize effectiveness and efficiency of their hold baggage screening operations, while planning for evolving threats and future expansion. Using the CTX 5800 can help airport operators drive down operational costs and increase return on investment for security screening infrastructure. All this can add up to a powerful customer service improvement both for tenant airlines and their passengers.

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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. 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 the 2011 acquisition of Syagen Technology, Inc., the Morpho Detection portfolio now includes mass spectrometry products and technology for high-speed molecular analysis for a broad range of chemical analysis applications, ranging from homeland security to pharmaceutical analysis. 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 the world over.

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