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More chemical agent detectors ordered by U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has ordered additional chemical detectors from Smiths Detection Inc.

By Richard Tomkins
More chemical agent detectors ordered by U.S. Army
A handheld chemical detection device from Smiths Detection Inc. Photo courtesy SDI

EDGEWOOD, Md., April 27 (UPI) -- Smiths Detection Inc. is to produce additional chemical detection devices for the U.S. military under a $17.2 follow-on production order from the U.S. Army.

The devices are for the Department of Defense's Joint Chemical Agent Detector program.

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"SDI has a long relationship supporting the JCAD program, one of the most effective chemical warfare protection solutions for U.S. troops in history." Said Stephen Esposito, vice president and general manger, SDI Defense Solutions. "SDI is committed to contributing to the success of this program and technology, which is used by service members worldwide."

The JCAD is based on Smiths Detection's Lightweight Chemical Detector product line, which are handheld or carried on a belt.

The detectors are produced at SDI's facility in Edgewood, Md.

Additional details of the follow-on production order were not disclosed

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