ATF purchases biodetection equipment

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has entered a purchase order for Universal Detection Technology's 5-agent detection kits and training equipment that will be used to instruct agents in the proper use of the kits.

Universal Detection Technology's kits provide early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats. UDT also provides counterterrorism consulting and training services.

"ATF is a strong addition to our expanding customer base, comprised of other federal government agencies, local and state law enforcement, EMS and hazmat teams," Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology, said. "The purchase order comes following our efforts to showcase and market UNDT's bioweapons detection products to ATF and other government agencies at industry trade shows and conferences in the last year," continued Tizabi.

The ATF, a unique law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice, protects communities nationwide from violent criminals and criminal organizations. The ATF also protects against the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.

To safeguard the public, the ATF works in partnership with communities, industries, law enforcement and public safety agencies, providing information sharing, training, research and technology.