SRC awards JUPITR follow-on contract
During the first phase of the JUPITR program, the Aklus system was tested in a number of different locations, including the Key West Naval Air Station in Florida and the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
“SRC’s Aklus Shield system was put through a series of rigorous tests in the first phase of the JUPITR program, and we’ve demonstrated the ability for our technology to meet the strict requirements of this project,” Paul Tremont, president of SRC, said. “We are proud to have been selected to participate in the next phase of the JUPITR effort.”
The JUPITR program aims to provide biological detection capabilities in order to allow a lighter workload for soldiers and for lower costs associated with operations in South Korea. Through this program — established by the Joint Program Office for Chemical and Biological Defense and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center — they also intend to foster South Korea’s capabilities in biological defense.
The Aklus system is an automated warning system that is able to detect and sample biological agents.