Chemring acquires detection systems assets from GD

UK-based countermeasures producer Chemring has acquired the detection systems operations and certain related assets of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (GD).

Now operating as Chemring Detection Systems, the company specialises in chemical and biological threat detection and is based in North Carolina, US.

It is the incumbent supplier for two major US military vehicle-mounted detection programmes: the Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) and the Joint Service Lightweight Stand-off Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD).

Its products include a stand-off IED and explosives detector and the Juno handheld chemical detector.