WATFORD, U.K., 24 August 2005. Smiths Detection has teamed with Patlon Aircraft & Industries Ltd., of Toronto, to win new contracts for more than 420 chemical detector vehicle assembly kits for the Stryker vehicle produced by General Dynamics Land Systems.
The kits will meet the operational requirement that enable the GID-3 chemical agent detectors from Smiths Detection, supplied for the U.S. DoD ACADA program, to be fitted to Stryker vehicles in service with U.S. forces.
The supply of these GID-3 ACADA ancillary items is a follow-on award after an initial contract, won in 2001, to equip 2,131 Stryker vehicles in service with six U.S. Army brigades. The ancillary items include GID-3 ACADA chemical detector mounts, inlet assemblies, remote alarm assemblies, inlet and exhaust pipes as well as syringe and confidence kits. The kit will be supplied from Smiths Detection's Watford, U.K., facility.
The latest contract means that since 1999, Smiths Detection and its Canadian representative, Patlon, have jointly received orders valued in excess of 17 million British pounds for chemical detection equipment and associated ancillaries, to equip the U.S. DoD and Canadian DND.
Smiths Detection is one of four operating divisions of Smiths Group plc. Smiths Detection offers technologically advanced security solutions to detect and identify explosives, chemical & biological agents, weapons and contraband. Employing trace detection technology together with Smiths Heimann X-ray imaging, Smiths Detection provides screening solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide. For more information, see www.smithsdetection.com.