Smiths Detection Inc. receives follow-on order from U.S. Army Reserves for its Mobile Protective Shelters
Edgewood, Md.– 04 February 2016- Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) today announces it has received a follow-on order from the U.S. Army Reserves for its Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS).
SDI’s CBPS-M8E1 systems are specialized, highly mobile medical shelters. They are designed to military specifications, are highly resistant to chemical and biological threats and can be used in natural disasters and other emergencies, such as a potential terrorist attack response. They build on SDI’s chemical and biological detection and identification expertise by providing the military a highly mobile, chemical/biological agent-free environment and safe haven for patients in which to administer healthcare without the need for protective clothing.
Stephen Esposito, SDI Interim President, said: “SDI works with its customers to provide state-of-the-art technology, like our CBPS mobile units, to help those on the ground. With these advanced shelters, we are able to help the U.S. Army Reserves ensure they have a solid base from which to respond to and help patients in need, immediately, in the aftermath of any environment.”
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 8,300 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.