The US Army has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a $32m contract option for production, testing and field support packages for Joint Biological Point Detection Systems (JBPDS). This award modifies an August 2004 contract and brings the total value to $174m.
The JBPDS is a self-contained instrument suite that rapidly detects and identifies biological warfare agents. Available in man-portable, shelter-based, ship-based and trailer-mounted variants, the JBPDS is a Joint Services program and is configured to meet the operational requirements of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.
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The JBPDS is a core component of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products’ detection and protection business, with sales for development, testing, production, refurbishment and spares totalling more than $369m since initial production of the unit in 2001.