Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced a new task order award of $40.9 million for its RadSeeker handheld radioisotope detector and identifier under its single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).
RadSeeker is a next-generation, self-stabilizing, accurate radiation detection and identification system. The handheld device detects, helps locate, and identifies the source of radiological material, and is used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), emergency responders and law enforcement agents around the world.
Rob Ledenko, Vice President of North America Sales & Business Development, SDI, said: “Our cutting-edge RadSeeker technology was developed in cooperation with DHS to meet specific requirements to help keep our country safe from the threat of nuclear and radiological proliferation. We work with our customers to help them apply our reliable, swift and accurate threat detection and identification technology in solutions that address the constantly evolving threats we face around the world.”
RadSeeker’s enhanced capability distinguishes masked and shielded radiological and nuclear threats from naturally occurring radiation or other legitimate radiological materials. It was specifically designed to meet DHS’s mission requirements for a next-generation system capable of detecting and identifying varied nuclear threats.
Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs in support of its customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies.
Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, Maryland, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is a US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business.
Smiths Group employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 8,300 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.