Smiths Detection lands radiant order
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, a global provider of threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transport, homeland security and emergency response markets, has received an over USD 10 million order for its "Radseeker" handheld radioisotope detectors and identifiers for screening at US customs and border protection (CBP) ports of entry.
The device can locate the source of radiological material and identifies if it is harmful or naturally occurring. The system is the result of several years of collaboration with the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to develop a next-generation device suitable for secondary screening, small-area search and rapid mobile identification. The order is part of a five year contract with DNDO announced in January 2016. (ah)