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DTRA contracts for IED scanning systems

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department's Defense Threat Reduction Agency has contracted RedXDefense for portable threat detection technologies.

U.S. company RedX was awarded the contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Combat Support Directorate. Under the deal, RedX will deliver 50 of its XPAK improvised explosive devices scanning systems for advanced combat evaluations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Company officials say the XPAK is a ruggedized and portable scanning system that offers soldiers IED detection capabilities with an ease-of-use battery-operated system.

"Our goal at RedX is to change the nature of this fight," Regina Dugan, RedX chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"The XPAK was developed as part of a new conceptual framework for fighting terrorism that is focused on identifying the source of the explosive activity so that it can be disrupted and eliminated."

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