Printer Friendly

Smiths Detection Wins Five Year Department of Defense Contract to Provide Chemical Biological Protective Shelters.

EDGEWOOD, Md. -- Multi-million Dollar Revenues Expected from CBPS-M3, Designed to Provide Contamination Free, Environmentally Controlled Working Area for Medical, Combat Services and Combat Service Support Personnel

Smiths Detection, a world leading provider of chemical, biological and explosives detectors, and X-ray security screening equipment, today announced its Military unit has been awarded a contract to build Chemical Biological Protective Shelters, Model 3 (CBPS-M3) for the Department of Defense. CBPS-M3 is a highly mobile, self contained collective protection system that provides a contamination free, environmentally controlled working area for medical, combat services, and combat service support personnel to work freely without continuously wearing chemical-biological protective clothing.

An initial contract has been received from U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Rock Island, valued at more than $10 million, that includes delivery of 21 systems, along with an initial test program. Annual revenue expectations are around $25 million for Smiths Detection dependant on Department of Defense budget approvals, with additional revenue expected for global defense markets. Over the 5-year contract period, the program has a contract ceiling of $333 million.

"These Chemical Biological Protective Shelters are unique systems integrating multiple levels of chemical-biological security in order to protect and equip committed U.S. troops," said Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection. "The CBPS program represents a large-scale U.S. military opportunity that adds significantly to Smiths Detection's expansion into integrated systems that combine sensors and technologies."

About Smiths Detection: Smiths Detection is one of four operating divisions of Smiths Group. 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 visit:
COPYRIGHT 2006 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Date:Apr 25, 2006
Previous Article:General Electric Chairman Jeff Immelt Issues $250,000 Grant to Boost Literacy of Philadelphia's Children; GE expands 10-year alliance with Greater...
Next Article:The Bank of New York Company, Inc. to Webcast Analyst Presentation on May 9, 2006.

Related Articles
Researchers Seek New Ways To Protect Chem-Bio Victims.
Bio-Defense Program Poses 'Sticky' Issues: Military technology not necessarily adequate for homeland defense. (Analysis).
Chem-Bio attack looming, say U.S. officials: According to Sen. Tim Hutchinson, 'The unthinkable has become thinkable'.
Chem-Bio detector market reaches $400M.
U.S. rushes to upgrade chem-bio gear: research and development programs remain unfocused, say critics.
Chem-bio defense policies revisited Post-Iraq.
Soldiers will receive enhanced chem-bio shelters.
Homeland defense: military efforts target the protection of civilians.
New science, strategy needed to protect bases.
Extra protection at seaports.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters