facebook
twitter
search
search

U.S. Army orders more chemical detectors

A $20 million follow-on order has been given to Smiths Detection by the U.S. Army for additional, handheld chemical detection devices.
By Richard Tomkins   |   April 23, 2014 at 11:46 AM

EDGEWOOD, Md., April 23 (UPI) -- Additional portable chemical detectors are to be produced and delivered to the U.S. Army by Smiths Detection under a $20 million follow-on production order.

The contract comes under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Chemical Agent Detector program, or JCAD, which uses Smiths’ product line of lightweight chemical detectors.

“This order underscores the success of the LCD, which is used by weapon inspectors, civil responders and military forces worldwide,” said Tom Brown, Director of Business Development, Smiths Detection. “Equally so, the JCAD program has established itself as one of the most effective chemical warfare protection solutions for U.S. troops in history.”

Smiths Detection said it will supply its enhanced M4A1 JCADs to meet the contract. The units will be manufactured at its facility at Edgewood, Md., where the company also manufactures a variety of X-ray and chemical detection systems.

Information on the number of units to be produced and their delivery schedule was not provided.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Volvo unveils new child seat concept
JetBlue first major airline to offer direct New York to Cuba flights
New Zealand military receives medium heavy military trucks
BBC to lay off 1,000 people to make up for $234M in lost revenue
U.S. proposes tighter pipeline spill rules