Morpho Detection’s Advanced Technology CTX/XRD Explosives Detection “System of Systems” Selected by Israeli Airports Authority (IAA)

IAA Contract Calls for Most Advanced Explosives Detection System to Be Used For Airline Passenger Checked Bag Screening in Israel

Newark, Calif. – February 18, 2010

Morpho Detection, Inc., part of the Safran group's security business, today announced a contract worth up to $50 million to supply the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) with its "System of Systems," the most advanced checked baggage explosives detection system (EDS) available.

The Morpho Detection System of Systems consists of an X-ray Diffraction-based XRD 3500™ EDS fully integrated with one or more CTX 9000 DSi™ Computed Tomography-based EDS.

"The IAA is a leader in the adoption of innovative security practices to better protect the traveling public and we are honored to be chosen to help them meet their checked baggage screening challenges," said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Morpho Detection's ‘System of Systems' is another example of our commitment to developing the most advanced technologies to help airports around the world address constantly evolving security challenges."

"Our number-one priority is the safety of every passenger passing through our airports," said Shmuel Kandel, managing director, Ben Gurion International Airport. "Morpho Detection's ‘System of Systems' will allow us to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of checked baggage screening, enhancing both safety and the passenger experience."

The use of orthogonal CT and XRD technologies delivers unparalleled levels of detection and allows airport security operators to enhance security, reduce cost and improve the passenger experience by dramatically reducing false alarms and resultant manual inspections of bags.

For more information regarding the Morpho Detection "System of Systems" or other Morpho Detection products, please visit

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Morpho Detection
Sagem Sécurité's Morpho Detection, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Formed in 2009 following Safran Group's acquisition of GE Security's Homeland Protection 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.
Tel : +1-503-705-4172

Caroline Coudert
Sagem Sécurité
Tél : + 33 1 58 11 19 47

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