Morpho Detection’s MobileTrace Handheld Explosives Trace Detection System Certified for Use at Airports in France

PARIS – June, 14, 2012 – Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced its MobileTrace® handheld explosives trace detection (ETD) system has been certified by the Service Technique de l'Aviation Civile (STAC) in France.

As a result of this certification, the first by a global regulatory agency, MobileTrace is now available for the quick and accurate detection of explosives at airports and transportation facilities throughout France. The civil aviation technical center of the French civil aviation authority, STAC tests and certifies security technology and solutions for use at airports and transportation facilities in France.

"Morpho Detection is thrilled that STAC has recognized the explosives detection and operational capabilities of MobileTrace by certifying it for use at airports and transportation facilities," said Emmanuel Mounier, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International, Inc. "MobileTrace reflects Morpho Detection's commitment to developing solutions that give security personnel and airport operators the capabilities and mobility needed to protect travelers and plan for current and emerging threats. By deploying MobileTrace, airports can enhance operational efficiencies in the security screening process and increase return on investment (ROI) on security infrastructure investments."

MobileTrace incorporates Morpho's ITMS® Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometry trace technology into a handheld device. Trace explosives and narcotics detection sensitivity and reliability has already been proven in other Morpho trace-based products at airports, border crossings, military bases and other critical security checkpoints around the world.

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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. Morpho Detection International, Inc. is the sales and service affiliate of Morpho Detection worldwide except in the United States, Canada and Germany.

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