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Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Department of Defense contracts Aerosol, Vapor Chemical Agent Detectors from Smiths Detection

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As a means to detect, identify, alarm and report traditional and advanced chemical threats, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) this week chose Smiths Detection to provide 122 portable Aerosol and Vapor Chemical Agent Detectors (AVCAD).

The award, which included five fixed systems for ships (including detectors, control display units, and remote display units) and 8 kits for mounting detectors on vehicles, followed successful development and testing of a field-based AVCAD system. These systems were crafted alongside 908 Devices and utilize a wireless remote alarm to support various missions for the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.

“Smiths Detection has partnered with the Department of Defense to provide more than 91,000 Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) units over 16 years,” Inder Reddy, Smiths Detection, Inc. president, said. “We’re honored to have been able to contribute to the development of next generation AVCAD devices that will help to keep our military and communities safe. The development of this new technology is a testament to the incredible people at Smiths Detection and their dedication to making the world a safer place.”

With the contract in hand, Smiths Detection will next move to production verification and multiple service operation testing.