Canadian Forces chooses General Dynamics' biological agent detection system for Vital Point Bio-Sentry program

OTTAWA, 12 April 2007. General Dynamics Canada, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $30 million contract to supply its VP Bio Sentry system to the Canadian Forces' Vital Point Bio-Sentry Program. It is a real-time, biological agent detection and sampling system configurable for static, mobile, and naval applications.

OTTAWA, 12 April 2007. General Dynamics Canada, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $30 million contract to supply its VP Bio Sentry system to the Canadian Forces' Vital Point Bio-Sentry Program.

The General Dynamics VP Bio Sentry system has been designed to detect aerosolized biological agents, as well as providing critical identification information to help mitigate the effects of exposure. It is a real-time, biological agent detection and sampling system configurable for static, mobile, and naval applications.

The VP Bio Sentry system is based on real-time detection technology developed in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada in Suffield, Alberta, and combined with rapid identification technology.

The program is a Canadian development and will result in regional benefits throughout Canada. The project will be executed at the facilities in Calgary and Ottawa along with contributions from team member SIL in Saskatoon and a key supplier in Quebec.

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