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Army orders chem detectors for Strykers

Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has ordered more than 100 chemical detection systems for installation aboard Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles.

The order was given to Chemring Detection Systems by the Edgewood Contracting Division of the Aberdeen Providing Grounds Contracting Command and is worth $25 million.

CDS, the U.S. subsidiary of Britain's Chemring Group, said the system to be provided is the Joint Services Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector, which can remotely detect and identify multiple chemical agent vapor clouds at standoff distances of more than 1 mile.

"CDS is proud to provide JSLSCAD to the U.S. Army and we are very pleased to support the Full Rate Production phase of the Stryker NBCRV program," said CDS President Greg Barton. "The JSLSCAD offers a unique capability that provides excellent long range detection for U.S. soldiers."

The JSLSCAD uses a passive infrared detection system and automatically searches the 7-micron to 14-micron region of the IR spectrum while scanning the surrounding atmosphere for chemical clouds.

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