Smiths Detection Receives US Bridge Contract For Handheld Radiation Detectors

Smiths Detection today announces a $10.2 million order from a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) office for its next-generation, self-calibrating radiation detection system, RadSeeker.

Fred Facemire, Director of Technology, Radiological Products, Smiths Detection said: “RadSeeker’s efficiency in identifying real threats and reliability makes it the right tool to help protect our nation’s borders. The low cost of ownership combined with Smiths Detection’s globally-recognized training and service support make RadSeeker an excellent overall value for the Department of Homeland Security and our other customers.”

Used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), emergency responders and law enforcement agents around the world, the hand-held RadSeeker locates the source of radiological material. Unlike other systems, its enhanced capability distinguishes radiological and nuclear threats from naturally occurring radiation or other legitimate everyday radiological materials.

The bridge contract is from the DHS’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).

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Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S. states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.