Smiths Detection Inc.today announced it has been selected to move forward in a U.S. Army program for Next Generation Chemical Detection (NGCD) Platform/Site Air Monitor Variant technology. The contract supports the Army’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear defense programs.
Based on initial concept demonstrations, Smiths Detection Inc.(SDI) and subcontractor 908 Devices will jointly move into the next phase of technology development and testing. This Option I award, from the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance, is a major milestone within the overall requirements for this program.
Stephen Esposito, Vice President and General Manager of SDI’s Defense Solutions Business Unit, said: “SDI provides our soldiers with the most advanced technologies available to protect them, and help them meet their missions. This contract will build on our highly successful chemical detection program, one of the largest in the world, and our partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense.”
The NGCD program is designed to develop and procure detectors for Chemical Warfare Agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals, and Non-Traditional Agents. The detectors are intended for use by the services in a wide range of missions.
908 Devices, an innovator in point-of-need chemical analysis, offers products from rugged, handheld chemical detection tools to compact, tiny footprint analyzers for researchers, serving a range of industries including safety and security, energy, petrochemical, and life sciences. 908 Devices is headquartered in the heart of Boston where they research, design and manufacture their innovative High Pressure Mass Spectrometry (HPMS) products.
Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies. Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, MD, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is a US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business. Smiths Group employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.