JUPITR Programme for US Forces Korea
On 26 July, FLIR Systems announced receipt of an order for its IBAC 2 biological agent detection systems to support US Forces Korea. The delivery order, valued at $4 million, is under an existing contract in support of the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) programme, led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). Deliveries are scheduled to commence this month.
IBAC 2 is a real-time air monitor that gives an alarm in less than 60 seconds when an airborne bio-threat, such as spore, viral, cellular, and protein toxins, are present, then collects, preserves, and transmits data to command and control centers. With more than 1,500 operating units worldwide, IBAC 2 is the most widely deployed biological trigger on the market today.
“We are proud to support our US militaries with reliable products that ensure accurate analysis of biological threats for safe and fast response,” commented President of FLIR’s Government and Defense business unit, David Ray. “This order supports our mission to provide solutions that save lives and livelihoods, equipping US soldiers with technology that gathers, interprets, and communicates actionable information, reducing decision time in support of our national security.”
At 9.5×6.5×9.0in (24.0×16.5×22.9cm), without battery; DFU Collector: 3.5x3in (H x Diameter) 8.9×7.6 cm; C100 Collector: 4.5×5.5 n (H x Diameter) 11.4×14 cm, it weighs .5lbs (3.4kg); DFU Collector: 1.3lbs (0.6kg); C100 Collector: 3.0lbs (1.4kg), and is IP66 weatherproof.
It operates as part of a network configuration in “first tier” building protection system, or via battery for mobile detection capability., featuring Ethernet, RS-232; optional embedded wireless (900MHz or 2.4GHz).