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Smiths Detection Starts Supplying Mobile Medical Shelters to U.S. Army

  Smiths Detection Starts Supplying Mobile Medical Shelters to U.S. Army

    Edgewood Facility to Deliver More than 100 Dual-Use Systems under $40m
                                   contract

Business Wire

EDGEWOOD, Md. -- February 20, 2013

Smiths Detection has delivered the first Chemical Biological Protective
Shelters (CBPS) to the U.S. Army as part of a $40 million award from the
Department of Defense’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and
Biological Defense.

The self-contained, mobile shelters with 400 square feet of working space will
be used for preventative and emergency care to troops in the field. Three CBPS
M8E1 units have now been delivered, the first of 111 systems due over the next
two years.

Bob Bohn, Vice President Sales, Smiths Detection, said: “These CBPS units
offer the U.S. Army a critical dual-use capability -- a highly mobile,
protected environment for soldiers operating under threat of chemical and
biological agents or the harsh conditions of a natural disaster response.”

The CBPS protects against potential chemical and biological threats, allowing
surgeons to operate in a sterile environment without having to wear protective
clothing. CBPS is a dual-use system designed to military specifications but
with homeland mission capability to support events such as in the aftermath of
a natural disaster. The systems are manufactured at Smiths Detection’s
recently expanded U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, Maryland.

For technical specifications and more information about CBPS, please visit:
http://www.smithsdetection.com/CBPS.php.

Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify
threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation,
narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing
layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S.
states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders
to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers
include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical
application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100
sites in 40 states.

Contact:

HDMK
Chad Kolton, 202-789-4365
ckolton@hdmk.org
or
Smiths Detection
Dana Knox-Gower, Director of Communications & Marketing for the Americas
203-207-9726
dana.gower@smithsdetection.com
 
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