Morpho Detection’s CTX 5800 Compact Hold Baggage EDS Certified by Israel Security Agency

Newark, Calif. – June 12, 2012 – Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced its compact-design CTX explosives detection system (EDS), the CTX 5800™, is now certified by the Israel Security Agency (ISA) for aviation hold baggage screening in Israel.

Designed to assist small- and mid-sized airports take advantage of computed tomography (CT) technology, CTX 5800 combines industry-leading imaging and data collection in a smaller and lighter solution. As a result, CTX 5800 can help airports maximize effectiveness and efficiency of their hold baggage screening operations, while planning for evolving threats and future expansion.

"We are pleased ISA has recognized the operational and detection capabilities of the CTX 5800 by certifying it for use in Israel," said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "By delivering industry-leading imaging and data collection capabilities in a reduced-footprint EDS, Morpho Detection is delivering on our commitment to give airports of all sizes the opportunity to leverage CT technology to deploy an automated checked baggage screening program."

In addition to ISA, CTX 5800 is certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements.

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About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a security 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, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

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