has been awarded an $18.2 million contract by the USDepartment of Homeland Security
(DHS) to further develop its Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP) nuclear detection capability.
ASP it to play a role in border security and national defence, preventing the smuggling of nuclear materials through ports of entry. The
Raytheon will provide primary programme management, engineering development, manufacturing, field support and R&D for future systems improvements. BTI is a company with a global reputation in nuclear physics. All work on the portals will be performed at IDS's
Advanced spectroscopic portals are panel-like devices that contain detectors used to screen people, cars, lorries and containers for illicit radioactive materials at some of the more than 600 ports of entry into the