Argon signs contract with Indian Army for chemical detection simulators

The Indian Army recently placed orders with Argon Electronics to furnish a variety of chemical detection simulators to meet their training capability requirements.

Argon is scheduled to deliver the CAMSIM, ChemPro100-SIM and GID-3-SIM to the army as part of the first major contract from an Indian buyer. The systems are to be delivered to the army's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training facility at the College of Military Engineering in Pune, Maharashtra, India, according to

The Argon chemical warfare agent detection simulators are similar to the detectors currently in use by the Indian Army.

"Argon looks forward to further developing its commitment to offering state-of-the-art simulation training solutions that meet the dedicated needs of our clients in facing the global CBRN challenge," Argon India Sales Manager Patrick Hickmott said, reports.

Argon said that it has recently signed similar contracts to supply simulators to the armed forces of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Sweden.

In December, the company signed a multi-million dollar contract with Patlon Aircraft & Industries Limited to equip the Canadian Armed Forces with its flagship PlumeSIM training system, the Proengin AP4C detector simulator and the S4PE surface sampler simulator. Other models, including simulators for the Smiths Detection LCD3.3, are to follow.