Smiths Detection secures $17.2 million Army contract for personal chemical detectors

Smiths Detection has confirmed a $17.2 million contract with the U.S. Army for personal chemical detectors. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
Smiths Detection Inc. will provide the U.S. Army with chemical detection devices as part of a $17.2 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

The devices will go toward the DOD's Joint Chemical Agent Detector Program and are meant to be held in the palm of the hand or worn on a belt.

“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 General Manager for Defense Solutions Stephen Esposito said. "SDI is committed to contributing to the success of this program and technology, which is used by service members worldwide.”

Smiths Detection Inc is a company of 23,000 employees based in Edgewood, Maryland, that makes technologies designed to detect a variety of threats -- including explosives, chemicals, drugs, radiation and nuclear weapons.

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Smiths Detection 2202 Lakeside Blvd Edgewood, MD 21040

U.S. Department of Defense 2 N Rotary Rd Arlington, VA 22202

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