Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring") announces that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the Detection Systems operations and certain related assets of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation. The acquisition was announced on 20 April 2011.
The business, which will now operate as Chemring Detection Systems, Inc., is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a US leader in chemical and biological threat detection and has an advanced capability in stand-off detection of improvised explosive devices ("IEDs"). It is the incumbent supplier for two major US military vehicle-mounted detection programmes: the Joint Biological Point Detection System ("JBPDS") and the Joint Service Lightweight Stand-off Chemical Agent Detector ("JSLSCAD"). In addition, its products include a stand-off IED and explosives detector and the Juno hand-held chemical detector.
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