Smiths Detection Announces $17M Chemical Detector Order from the US Army

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) today announced a $17.2 million follow-on production order from the U.S. Army under the Department of Defense’s Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program.

The JCAD is based on Smiths Detection's Lightweight Chemical Detector (LCD) product line of advanced, easy-to-use and lightweight threat detection devices that are handheld or easily strapped to a belt. The LCD is a cost-effective and reliable solution that protects military personnel, police and hazmat responders by alerting operators if toxic substances and dangerous chemicals are detected.  

Stephen Esposito, Vice President & General Manger, Defense Solutions, SDI, said: “SDI has a long relationship supporting the JCAD program, one of the most effective chemical warfare protection solutions for U.S. troops in history. SDI is committed to contributing to the success of this program and technology, which is used by service members worldwide.”

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The enhanced JCADs provided to the U.S. military are manufactured in SDI’s facility at Edgewood, Maryland, which serves as the main U.S. manufacturing site for a range of Smiths Detection’s world-leading CBRNE detection systems.

Source: Smiths Detection Inc.
Date: Apr 27, 2016