Morpho Detection Announces First Sale of CTX 5800™ Explosives Detection System

China State Construction Engineering Corporation LTD (CSCEC) chooses CTX 5800 for Mauritius International Airport

Paris Air Show– June 21, 2011 - Morpho Detection, Inc., the detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced the first sale of its industry-leading, next-generation, compact design, high-performance CTX explosives detection system (EDS), the CTX 5800™, for use by Mauritius International Airport.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation LTD (CSCEC), the main contractor for Mauritius Airport, chose CTX 5800 to be deployed with the airport's new baggage handling system. Designed to assist small- and mid-sized airports take advantage of computed tomography (CT) technology, the CTX 5800 combines industry-leading imaging and data collection in a smaller and lighter solution.

"Morpho Detection is pleased Mauritius International Airport will use the CTX 5800 to help meet its baggage screening requirements," said Dennis Cooke, 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."

Mauritius Airport will use the CTX 5800 as an integrated and automated explosives detection solution in its new baggage handling system and terminal building, currently under construction.

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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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