Smiths Detection has announced that the US Army has awarded the company an order worth $27 million under the DoD’s Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program for its award-winning LCD 3.3 TIC (Toxic Industrial Chemicals) and CWA (Chemical Warfare Agents) detector.
The company has begun the delivery of the M4A1 JCADs detect-to-warn device manufactured at the facility located in Edgewood, Maryland.
The light-weight and state-of-the-art LCD 3.3 developed by Smiths Detection is operational for 75 hours of continuous use on a set of AA batteries and has been designed to protect the troops by sampling the air to detect the presence of toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. The threat detection device can be clipped to a harness or a belt and even be used as a handheld device. Furthermore, the LED device does not require any calibration or routine maintenance.
The President of Smiths Detection, Mal Maginnis stated that the device aims at equipping the military to combat the threat posed by chemical weapons.
Headquartered in Watford, UK, the company designs advanced detection systems to identify chemical agents, explosives, biohazards, narcotics, weapons, radiation and nuclear threats. The continuous monitoring devices offered by Smiths Detection include the GID-3 real-time chemical warfare agents detector and the SABRE CENTURION II continuous air monitoring system. The portable and hand-held detectors include the SABRE 4000, the SABRE 5000, HGVI and CAM. Smiths Detection also manufactures solutions for strengthening transport security, borders & ports, event security and critical infrastructure.