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Smiths Detection Inc. Announces $27M Order from U.S. Army for Mobile Medical Shelters


June 18, 2015
By Business Wire News

EDGEWOOD, Md.

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) today announced it has received a $27.7 million follow-on production order from the Department of the Army for Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS).

SDI’s CBPS M8E1 systems are specialized, highly mobile medical shelters. They are designed to military specifications, are highly resistant to chemical and biological threats and can be used in natural disasters and other emergencies, such as a potential terrorist attack response. They build on SDI’s chemical and biological detection and identification expertise by providing the military a highly mobile, chemical/biological agent-free environment and safe haven for patients in which to administer healthcare without the need for protective clothing. CBPS systems are manufactured at Smiths Detection’s U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, Maryland.

Terry Gibson, SDI President, said: “Our mission is to deliver technology solutions for a safer world. The highly innovative CBPS not only provides soldiers and caregivers with a safe working environment, its dual-use mobility can also give civilians shelter in times of need. This program clearly aligns with our mission and unwavering commitment to bring to life smart, versatile technology to help safeguard society.”

For more information and technical specifications of the CBPS M8E1, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/index.php/en/products-solutions/integrated-systems/63-integrated-systems/cbps-m8e1.

Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies. Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, MD, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is the US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business. Smiths Group employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.

Blueprint Communications
Chad Kolton, 571-414-0730
chad@blueprintcomms.com
or
Smiths Detection
Dana Knox-Gower
Director of Communications and Marketing – Americas
203-482-6752
410-612-2625
dana.gower@smithsdetection.com