EDGEWOOD, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smiths Detection (SDI) has been selected by the U.S. Department of
Defense’s (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)’s Joint Project Manager,
Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC CA) to be
one of the suppliers to design and engineer an Aerosol and Vapor
Chemical Agent Detector (AVCAD). AVCAD is the next step in miniaturized
Shan Hood, President of SDI, said, “Smiths Detection has partnered with
the Department of Defense to provide more than ninety-one thousand Joint
Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) units over the past fourteen years,
making the program one of the most effective chemical warfare protection
solutions in history.”
Intended as the next generation chemical detector, the AVCAD is designed
to detect, identify, alarm and report the presence of traditional and
advanced threat vapors and aerosols. Using a wireless remote alarm
capability and both mounted and portable configurations, AVCAD will
support missions for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
SDI is partnered with subcontractor 908 Devices Inc. to use
High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry (HPMS) for the AVCAD. Dr. Kevin J.
Knopp, President and CEO, 908 Devices said, “We are thrilled to be
moving into this phase of the program and look forward to working
closely with Smiths Detection and the JPM-NBC CA to support the AVCAD
The AVCAD award marks a new milestone for Smiths Detection’s chemical
detection technology development and positions its Edgewood, MD facility
for manufacturing growth in support of the program.
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat
detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation,
homeland security and emergency response markets. Our experience and
history across more than 40 years at the frontline enables us to provide
unrivaled levels of expertise to detect and identify constantly changing
chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well as
weapons, dangerous goods, contraband and narcotics.
Our goal is simple – to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of
movement upon which the world depends. For more information visit www.smithsdetection.com.
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