EDGEWOOD, Md., 29 June 2006. The Military unit of Smiths Detection, a provider of chemical, biological, and explosives detectors, and X-ray security screening equipment, has been awarded a delivery order for more than 2000 Improved Chemical Agent Monitor (ICAM) units. The contract from the US Department of Defense is valued at $9.5 million.
ICAM is a handheld post attack device that provides a means of locating the presence of nerve and blister agent contamination on personnel and equipment in combat and homeland defense missions. The soldier-operated sensor is also used to confirm the absence of chemical threats in high-risk situations.