Smiths Detection Wins Approximately $7M Chemical Detector Order
JCADs Protect U.S. Troops from Chemical Warfare Agents, Toxic Industrial
EDGEWOOD, Md. -- July 25, 2013
Smiths Detection today announced a follow-on production order worth
approximately $7 million from the U.S. Army under the Department of Defense’s
Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program.
Lance Roncalli, Vice President of Sales, Americas, Smiths Detection, said:
“This order underscores the Department of Defense’s continued commitment to
one of the largest, most effective chemical warfare protection projects in the
world. Recent news coverage of possible chemical weapons use is a reminder
about why JCAD is such a critical technology to help safeguard troops around
The JCAD is based on Smiths Detection's LCD product line of advanced,
light-weight, threat detection devices that can be easily strapped to a belt.
The LCD is a cost-effective solution that protects military personnel, police
and hazmat responders by testing the air and providing an immediate warning if
dangerous chemicals such as warfare agents and toxic substances are detected.
The enhanced M4A1 JCADs provided to the U.S. military are manufactured in
Smiths Detection’s facility at Edgewood, Md. Serving as the main U.S.
manufacturing site for X-ray and a range of chemical warfare detection
systems, Edgewood employs nearly 230 people and was recently expanded to help
meet continued demand for the JCAD program.
For more information and technical specifications of M4A1 JCAD, please visit:
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.
Chad Kolton, 571-414-0730
Director of Communications and Marketing - Americas
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.