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Morpho Detection, Inc.

April 10, 2013 05:00 ET

Morpho Detection Awarded CATSA Explosives Detection Systems Contract With Maximum Value of $100M

High-Speed and Compact EDS Part of Five-Year Standing Order to Deploy Next-Generation Detection Capabilities at Airports Throughout Canada

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2013) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, Inc., today announced a five-year standing order from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) valued at up to $100 million.

Under terms of the agreement, Morpho Detection will supply high, medium, and low-speed and Over-length explosives detection systems (EDS) in support of CATSA's next-generation baggage screening program. The first delivery order will deploy eight compact CTX 5800™ and four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi™ to airports in Canada this year.

"We are thrilled that CATSA has recognized the CTX™ line of EDS as having the capabilities to meet their needs for next-generation passenger checked baggage screening," said Brad Buswell, president & CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "From the high-speed CTX 9800 to the compact CTX 5800, Morpho Detections CTX EDS give airports of all sizes the ability to deploy an automated checked baggage screening program and increase ROI on security investments."

Morpho Detection's CTX EDS use advanced Computed Tomography (CT) technology to screen checked baggage in the most challenging airport environments. Capable of screening more than 1,000 bags per hour (BPH), Morpho Detection's high-speed CTX 9800 enhances operational efficiencies by screening bags faster and with fewer false alarms. Designed to allow small- and mid-sized airports plan for evolving threats and future expansion, CTX 5800 combines industry-leading imaging and data collection in a smaller and lighter solution.

Both CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 are certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements.

Morpho Detection's unique Clarity technology, found in CTX 5800 and CTX 9800, enables both systems to screen checked luggage at higher speeds while continuing to deliver high-resolution 3-D (HD3-D) images of each bag.

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About Morpho Detection, Inc. 
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran's (PAR: SAF) security business, 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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