VPI to Unveil Advanced Radiological Detection System at DSEI
Following the award of a $165M contract from the Department of Defense, VPI has designed and developed an advanced radiological detectionsystem (RDS) prototype that will be unveiled for the first time in public on Septmeber 12th 2017 at DSEI in London.VPI’s RDS utilizes cutting edge technology and will be in use across all branches of the United States Armed Forces, as well as the US Coast Guard, emergency responders and NATO (especially in Canada and the UK). Such collaboration requires the system to be adaptable to many different applications; VPI is able to provide this flexibility through its expertise in the design and development of radiation detection technologies.
This advanced RDS consists of a robust and reliable base unit with plug-in probes for detecting different types of radiation in a wide range of scenarios. The system will be manufactured in Salt Lake City by VPI Technology’s wholly owned subsidiary, D-tect Systems. The final system will be delivered in January 2018, followed by an 18-month testing period, after which it will go into full production. The DoD contract is for an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity over the next ten years. VPI will also offer a commercial version of the RDS.
VPI’s CEO, Morgan Taylor, commented: “Winning this major contract, in a competition between several organizations, was something of a David-and-Goliath moment for VPI. We were likely the smallest
company in the bid, but also the most agile and so able to respond to exactly what the US Government wanted. Also, we were happy to let the Government have full access to all product design
documentation and data, a rare concession these days.” “The development of this project highlights VPI’s collection of outstanding skills and capabilities in world-class design, testing and qualification, and manufacturing. Also, it complements our existing radiation detection equipment line. I am especially pleased with the incredible team members we have at VPI, their hard work and dedication to the principles upon which VPI is built and their efforts on this project.”
Press briefing: VPI will be holding a press briefing on stand N4-478 (State of Utah stand) on September
13, at 1500. Photo and interview opportunities are available before and after the briefing and
throughout DSEI. Media contact: Mary Ann Griffiths, +44 (0)7887 787935,