Chemring Detection Systems, a subsidiary of Chemring Group, has announced that two strategic awards have been awarded by the US Joint Project Manager for Nuclear Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance for the Multi Mission Multi Threat Detection project.
Totaling a value of $500,000, the first award was provided for the evaluation and testing of the THOR-1064 detector, while the second award was for the evaluation and testing of the Differential Mobility Spectrometer Vapor Detection System.
The THOR-1064 received the award under the “Raman” Category for product testing and evaluation. The handheld detector identifies the presence of specific compounds in both liquid and solid form and automatically issues an alarm notification to the users. It is ideal for accurate laboratory quality measurements.
The Differential Mobility Spectrometer Vapor Detection System (DMSVD) received the award under the “Ion Mobility Spectrometry” category and is a non-contact vapor detector. Based on differential mobility spectrometry (DMS), the device offers enhanced selectivity and sensitivity than IMS devices. The JUNO hand-held chemical detector incorporates DMS technology and features a library of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals.
The President of Chemring Detection System (CDS), Bill Gural explained that the contracts will help the company to assess the advanced capabilities of the new detection solutions being developed at CDS.
CDS supplies biological, chemical and explosives detection equipment to the US Department of Defense. The chemical detectors include the JUNO hand-held system and the Joint Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector. The Biological detection systems developed by CDS include the ATHINA Biological Security System, the Biological Agent Warning Sensor and the Joint Biological Point Detection System.