Smiths Detection has won an order for RadSeeker, its next-generation, portable radiation detector and identifier, from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The hand-held devices will be used to enhance security and screening measures throughout Canada, including key entry points at Montreal, Vancouver, and Halifax.
RadSeeker provides a superior capability to distinguish radiological and nuclear threats from naturally occurring radiation or other legitimate radiological materials by utilizing its advanced software.
Lance Roncalli, Smiths Detection’s Vice President of Sales, Americas, said: “RadSeeker is best-in-class technology to help Canada protect its citizens from nuclear and radiological threats while maintaining a free flow of trade. Its technological advantages, exceptional reliability and Smiths Detection’s globally-recognized service and training, make it a cost-efficient way to detect radiation threats at Canada’s borders.”
RadSeeker is deployed by governments around the world, helping resolve nuclear threat alarms during screening of cargo containers at borders and points of entry. It was originally developed with support, in part, from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), a jointly staffed agency within the US Department of Homeland Security.
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.