BEIJING, CHINA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced it has supplied more than 500 Itemiser® explosives trace detectors (ETD) and 30 CTX™ explosives detection systems (EDS) to screen passengers, carry-on luggage and hold baggage for explosives at airports throughout China.

For nearly 20 years, Morpho has worked closely with leading airports in China to integrate advanced explosives detection solutions to meet evolving threats, global security regulations and growing passenger traffic demands. Through a nationwide network that includes sales, service and local partners and suppliers, Morpho is currently present in more than 80 airports throughout China.

"China is an important market for Morpho, and we look forward to continuing our long-standing work to help enhance security capabilities at airports throughout China," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "By combining field-tested explosives detection solutions with a global service footprint and rapid response capabilities, Morpho has created unmatched, end-to-end solutions for airports of all sizes."

The world leader in computed tomography (CT)-based EDS for hold baggage screening, Morpho's CTX family of EDS helps airports screen hold baggage faster and with fewer false alarms in the most challenging airport environments. Morpho's Itemiser family of ETD systems, used for checkpoint screening and hold baggage alarm resolution, can detect and identify traces of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

Morpho's CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 DSi EDS are certified to screen hold baggage by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and are approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting Standard 3 requirements. Morpho's Itemiser 3 Enhanced ETD is certified by CAAC for screening passengers and baggage in China.

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About Morpho Detection

Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran's (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives, narcotics and CBRNE threat detection systems to 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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About Morpho

Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than EUR1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.

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