General Dynamics to provide chemical detection systems for Army

CHARLOTTE. N.C., 5 Oct. 2009. Officials at the the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Charlotte, N.C., a $16 million order to provide Joint Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD) systems and spares for Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (NBCRVs).

CHARLOTTE. N.C., 5 Oct. 2009. Officials at the the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Charlotte, N.C., a $16 million order to provide Joint Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD) systems and spares for Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (NBCRVs).

General Dynamics' JSLSCAD is the first chemical detection system with 360-degree coverage for ground vehicles and has a detection range of as far as two kilometers. The technology uses a passive infrared detection system that automatically searches for chemical agent vapor clouds. When a harmful chemical is detected the system signals a warning allowing personnel to either avoid contaminated areas or don protective gear.

"General Dynamics' JSLSCAD provides U.S. armed forces with an effective tool to detect potentially harmful and even fatal chemicals at a safe distance," says Bill Gural, vice president and general manager of Detection Systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.

General Dynamics Land Systems is the original equipment manufacturer of the Stryker vehicle.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products designs, develops, and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems ,and aerospace composite solutions, as well as off-road axle and suspension systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet at www.gdatp.com.

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