Edgewood, Md.– 27 January 2016– Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) today announces an initial award of $1.27 million for its RadSeeker handheld radioisotope detector and identifierunder a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).
RadSeeker is a next-generation, self-calibrating, and highly accurate radiation detection system. The handheld device locates the source of radiological material and is used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), emergency responders and law enforcement agents around the world.
RadSeeker’s enhanced capability distinguishes radiological and nuclear threats from naturally occurring radiation or other legitimate everyday radiological materials. It was specifically designed to meet DHS’s mission requirements for a next-generation system capable of detecting and identifying varied nuclear threats.
Stephen Esposito, Interim President of SDI, said, “Under a competitively-awarded contract RadSeeker was developed in cooperation with the DHS to help keep our country safe from the threat of nuclear and radiological proliferation. It’s another example of how we work with our customers to understand their needs and then leverage our experience as the world leader for threat detection technology to create solutions that meet the challenge.”
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.