GE begins delivery of drug detection and explosive detection systems to U.S. Army

NEWARK, Calif., 23 Aug. 2009. The GE Security Inc. Homeland Protection segment in Newark, Calif., is beginning deliveries of its MobileTrace handheld contraband detection systems to the U.S. Army for illegal drug detection, explosive detection and other homeland security applications under terms of a $13.5 million contract.

NEWARK, Calif., 23 Aug. 2009. The GE Security Inc. Homeland Protection segment in Newark, Calif., is beginning deliveries of its MobileTrace handheld contraband detection systems to the U.S. Army for illegal drug detection, explosive detection and other homeland security applications under terms of a $13.5 million contract.

MobileTrace uses GE's trace detection ion trap mobility spectrometry (ITMS) in a portable device. ITMS narcotics and explosives detection has been used in other GE Security trace-based products for military bases, border crossings, airport security, and other critical security checkpoints around the world. U.S. courts have considered the results of testing with trace technology in drug related prosecutions.

For more information contact GE Security online at www.gesecurity.com.

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