Smiths Detection’s Handheld Radiation Detector RadSeeker Chosen for Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Following the product launch of RadSeeker in May 2011, Smiths Detection today announces a $4.5 million award from the U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), for RadSeeker DL systems.

The RadSeeker, a next generation handheld radiation detector and identifier developed under DNDO contract in collaboration with DNDO and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components, has enhanced capability to distinguish radiological and nuclear threats from background “false positives” produced by naturally occurring radiation or other legitimate everyday radiological materials.

Its advanced performance, small size, durability and communications capabilities including direct reach back over satellite phone, are ideal for an array of applications. These include supporting civil defense and first responder search operations and helping port and border personnel evaluate cargo, containers and vehicles for Special Nuclear Material or “dirty bomb” threats.

Cherif Rizkalla, Chief Commercial Officer of Smiths Detection, said: “The RadSeeker program is a great example of the private and public sector working closely together to develop a next-generation capability to be used in the frontlines of the U.S. Government’s anti-terrorism efforts. We are proud to have created a product, such as RadSeeker, with the advanced capabilities needed to detect and interdict threats to our borders and facilities.”

Manufactured in Smiths Detection’s facility in Danbury, Conn., the RadSeeker DL has passed extensive testing by DHS components and other government agencies in laboratories and in the field during operational testing at multiple locations throughout the U.S.

For technical specifications, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/RadSeeker.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 advanced security technologies, Smiths Detection has plants in eight 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. For more information on its U.S. operations: U.S. Fact Book.

Contacts:

HDMK
Chad Kolton, 202-789-4365
ckolton@hdmk.org
or
Smiths Detection
Susan Cooper-Curcio, 973-496-9274
susan.cooper@smithsdetection.com

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