Chemring awarded $28.5 million for chemical agent sensors

Chemring Detection Systems, a U.S. subsidiary of Chemring Group PLC, recently announced that it has been awarded a delivery order against a multi-year IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army worth up to $28.5 million.

The Edgewood Contracting Division of the U. S. Army Contracting Command-APG ordered more than 100 chemical detection systems, known as Joint Services Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detectors, or JSLCADs.

JSLSCAD units are capable of remotely detecting and identifying multiple vapor clouds produced by a variety of chemical agents from a distance of up to two kilometers, depending on environmental conditions. The systems have been tailored to fit inside the Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle.

"Chemring continues to provide reliable JSLSCADs to the U.S. Army, and we are proud to support the production of this critical equipment for the Warfighter," CDS Chief Executive Officer Mark Papworth said. "This award is especially important in light of the current international chemical threats. The JSLSCAD offers a unique capability that provides excellent long-range, chemical agent detection for the American Soldier."

CDS also produces a commercial variant of the JSLSCAD, known as the I-SCAD. The I-SCAD can be placed inside a vehicle or at a fixed site in a tripod configuration as part of a surveillance and protection network.