Arktis Radiation Detectors has announced that it has opened a subsidiary in the United States. Named Arktis Detection Systems Inc and located in Arlington Virginia, the US subsidiary will give the company a base in America from which to support and grow its current operations.
Arktis are already working on a number of important projects in the United States, including one with the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA). As part of DARPA’s SIGMA Program, engineers at the company have developed a cutting edge detection system which, when networked, will monitor for nuclear and illicit radioactive materials over wide areas, allowing a detection capability far beyond that of protection technologies typically used today. Arktis has also supplied detection equipment to Idaho National Laboratory (INL), who is exploring novel applications of Arktis’ technology. The University of Florida, in a program funded by the Department of Energy, is using Arktis technology as part of a system to verify and monitor stored, spent nuclear fuel. In the past, Arktis has also supplied detectors to companies such as Rapiscan and NSTec and performed work for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
Arktis designs and manufactures radiation detection systems based on a proprietary platform technology, enabling new capabilities and radical cost reductions. The company works with governments and agencies around the world providing systems that monitor and identify the movement of dangerous and illicit materials through areas such as ports, airports and border crossings.