Chemring Detection Systems, a supplier of chemical, biological and explosives detection devices, has announced that the Marubeni Aerospace has awarded the company with a contract worth $9 million.
As per the terms of the contract, Chemring will supply the Japanese Ministry of Defense with 40 to 60 units of biological detection systems for installation in the NBC RV (Reconnaissance Vehicle) for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. Moreover, Chemring will also provide the training materials, train the Japanese personnel for the maintenance of the detection systems, and provide the required technical manuals.
The biological detection system is a variant of the Joint Biological Point Detection System developed for the US Department of Defense and has been approved by the US State Department for its export to Japan. Manufactured in the Charlotte, NC facility of Chemring, the biological detection system provides automatic identification and detection of airborne biological agents. Even low level detection triggers the remote and local warning system and the threat information is sent over the communication systems.
The President of Chemring Detection Systems, Bill Gural stated that the company has provided the Japanese Ministry of Defense with the Joint Biological Point Detection System for five years in exchange for authorization of Full Rate Production. Gural further added that the supply of the biological detection system demonstrates the relevance of the product in the threat detection market worldwide.
With a client base in more than 80 countries, Chemring Detection Systems also offers point detection solutions for biological, toxic industrial chemical, chemical warfare agents and explosives trace detection.