Smiths Detection to expand to Edgewood, Md.

Smiths Detection, Inc. recently moved manufacturing activity of its RadSeeker device to the company's U.S. office in Edgewood, Maryland.

This move is to integrate engineering and production facilities and to increase experience in these areas.

“Manufacturing RadSeeker in Maryland underlines our commitment to remaining the world’s leading provider of advanced technologies to identify constantly evolving CBRNE threats and contraband," company President Terry Gibson said. "Our enhanced footprint in the Edgewood plant positions us to engage even more directly with key customers and to maintain their trust over the long term.”

With this addition the engineering and manufacturing facilities will be located close to their training and service support centers.

The device is a handheld detection system used for determining radiation in a specific area. It is currently used by the Customs and Border Protection Agency and by law enforcement and emergency services personnel.

The company specializes in the development of detection systems for biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats along with weapons and narcotics detection and identification. The company also manages programs and manufactures specific devices for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.