U.S. Army awards $3.6 million contract to Implant Sciences for explosive detection solutions

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 8 September 2006. Implant Sciences Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of products for national security, medicine, and industry, has been awarded a $3.6 million contract from the U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate to fabricate and deliver three systems for detecting explosives in vehicles and other fixed locations.

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 8 September 2006. Implant Sciences Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of products for national security, medicine, and industry, has been awarded a $3.6 million contract from the U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate to fabricate and deliver three systems for detecting explosives in vehicles and other fixed locations.

These systems will be able to be used either in a fixed location, such as a security check point, or in tandem with a mobile robot-mounted system that can be used to detect explosives in remote areas.

The systems, which will utilize the company's proprietary, non-contact technology, will detect trace amounts of explosives from a short-range standoff distance.

By using a sensor unit similar to the one in the company's passenger portal prototype, currently under construction, the company will be able to leverage its prior development work to expedite the delivery of these systems to the Army.

Following the vehicle detection systems' delivery and field testing by the U.S. Army, company executives anticipate additional applications for checking vehicles at U.S. border crossings, military check points, government installations, and critical public infrastructures, such as nuclear plants.

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