110 Monitors for Land Border Crossings
Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract by the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for radiation portal monitors (RPM), the company announced on 9 November.
Partnering with Radiation Solutions, Inc., the company will supply 110 RPM for deployment at land border crossings throughout the US. Deployment is scheduled to occur between December 2021 and May 2023. The RPM is a passive checkpoint, which can detect potentially dangerous radiation-emitting material passing through its detection zone, scanning trucks, vehicles, containers, packages and people.
Shan Hood, President of Smiths Detection, Inc., confirmed the company is “continuing our relationship after the initial contract award for test unit RPMs in January 2019. Smiths Detection is dedicated to making the world a safer place and the deployment of 110 RPMs across land border crossings in the US is testament to this. The RPMs will deliver 24/7 screening, 365 days a year, offering industry-leading efficiency and effectiveness. Our extensive experience with radiation detection and checkpoint solutions, supplemented by our investment in data solutions, makes cutting-edge screening technology a reality, today.”