Morpho Detection Receives TSA Explosives Detection System Service Contract

Newark, Calif. – December 6, 2011 - Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced it has received an Integrated Logistics Service (ILS) contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for maintenance of its explosives detection systems (EDS).

Under the contract, Morpho Detection will deliver significant cost improvements on legacy EDS systems while increasing operational performance and reliability. It was awarded for a base year and three option years. Minimum value is $71 million with a not-to-exceed amount of $466 million.

The sole source contract covers acquisition of Performance Based Logistics (PBL) services including preventative, corrective, and expected maintenance actions to sustain deployed EDS and other ancillary equipment. The contract includes these services on the entire existing operating fleet of government owned MDI EDS units.

"Morpho Detection is pleased TSA has chosen our business to continue to meet its rigorous standards for equipment maintenance and service," said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "With MDI's improved service delivery model, we will deliver operational performance, system reliability and operational cost savings for TSA, which will benefit airports, airlines and their passengers."

Under the new contract, Morpho Detection's improved service delivery model will enhance operational performance and system reliability while reducing operational costs for the federal government. Throughout the four-year contract period, Morpho Detection is committed to work with TSA towards its mission of efficiency improvements across its distributed security network.

For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morpho.com/detection.

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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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