th the Raven – sarin!

Smiths Detection, meanwhile, has its eyes set on loftier heights as they work on UAV chemical detection. Working with ECBC and AeroVironment, manufacturer of the Raven UAV, they will contend with other companies in this field (such as Environics) to allow airborne early warning of chemical threats. Smiths was able, in a successful test at Dugway, to detect and identify a chemical plume using a cylindrical version of their LCD technology.

Smiths Detection, meanwhile, has its eyes set on loftier heights as they work on UAV chemical detection. Working with ECBC and AeroVironment, manufacturer of the Raven UAV, they will contend with other companies in this field (such as Environics) to allow airborne early warning of chemical threats. Smiths was able, in a successful test at Dugway, to detect and identify a chemical plume using a cylindrical version of their LCD technology.

Smiths also announced it had an exclusive agreement to distribute GenPrime’s PrimeAlert system. Prime Alert is a biodetector that uses DNA fluorescence and antibody-based lateral flow technology. Previously marketed by Scott Health and Safety, it will be interesting to see whether they have more success. Smiths also announced another contract from the US TSA, this one worth $21.9 million for their RespondeR raman bottle scanner. The contract is part of the TSAs liquid screening program – Bottle Liquid Scanner (BLS) – and will be under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity: which sounds like the best sort of contract to have!


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