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Modular bio-threat detection device order.

ICx Technologies : 27 February, 2008  (Application Story)
Troop protection system for the American department of defence to include bio-threat detection equipment supplied by ICx Technologies.
ICx Technologies has been awarded a $2.3 million contract by the US Department of Defence (DoD) to develop a modular detection system intended to protect US troops in the battlefield from potential bio-threats.

The ICx Modular Tactical Detection System is comprised of a continuously sampling, near-real-time, bio-threat detector that will automatically alert troops to a potential bio-threat. Once the alarm goes off it triggers the aerosol collector and an identifier, which can detect if the aerosol that created the alarm is a harmful biological agent. The unit is designed to accomplish all this in less than 20 minutes.

The contract includes refinement of the components, followed by system assembly and then testing in real-world environments through the DoD's Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS) program in 2008.

'Our Modular Tactical Detection System leverages the previous work we did on our Tactical AirSentinel and marries highly advanced sampling and identification capabilities to achieve affordability and real-world practicality,' said Colin Cumming, president of ICx Detection. 'The system will be designed for use in the battlefield, and will also be applicable to a variety of homeland security and critical infrastructure security applications in commercial high-rise buildings, federal buildings or transportation facilities."

"Congratulations to ICx and all of your employees for a job well-done," said Congresswoman Heather Wilson. "New Mexico makes important contributions to our national defence. Our Air Force bases, our national labs, and companies like ICx provide the technical know-how to keep our troops safe. Once again, New Mexico is at the forefront. We're proud of what you do."

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