Smiths Detection advances in Army program
The Army hopes to use the program to facilitate the development of detection devices specifically for chemical warfare agents, non-traditional agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and other chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats and material.
“SDI provides our soldiers with the most advanced technologies available to protect them and help them meet their missions," Stephen Esposito, vice president and general manager of SDI's Defense Solutions, said. "This contract will build on our highly successful chemical detection program, one of the largest in the world, and our partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense."
SDI will be partnering with 908 Devices in the development and testing of novel detection technology that will utilize the latter's High-Pressured Mass Spectrometry technology. The award comes from the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance and is considered to be a significant milestone by the companies involved.
SDI has become a leading designer, manufacturer and developer of detection devices for multiple items and compounds. It services military, security and aviation security applications and industries. Devices produced by the company have been successful in detecting explosives, weapons, narcotics, chemical agents, biological hazards and other forms of contraband.