Smiths Detection Wins approximately $7m Chemical Detector Order
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Smiths Detection Wins approximately $7m Chemical Detector Order

  • JCAD Protects U.S. Troops from Chemical Warfare Agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Smiths Detection today announced a follow-on production order worth approximately $7 million from the U.S. Army under the Department of Defense’s Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program. 

Lance Roncalli, Vice President of Sales, Americas, Smiths Detection, said: “This order underscores the Department of Defense’s continued commitment to one of the largest, most effective chemical warfare protection projects in the world.  Recent news coverage of possible chemical weapons use is a reminder about why JCAD is such a critical technology to help safeguard troops around the world.”


The JCAD is based on Smiths Detection's LCD product line of advanced, light-weight, threat detection devices that can be easily strapped to a belt. The LCD is a cost-effective solution that protects military personnel, police and hazmat responders by testing the air and providing an immediate warning if dangerous chemicals such as warfare agents and toxic substances are detected. 

The enhanced M4A1 JCADs provided to the U.S. military are manufactured in Smiths Detection’s facility at Edgewood, Md. Serving as the main U.S. manufacturing site for X-ray and a range of chemical warfare detection systems, Edgewood employs nearly 230 people and was recently expanded to help meet continued demand for the JCAD program.

Source : Smiths Detection

Published on ASDNews: Jul 26, 2013

 

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