Chemring wins US Army chemical detection order

Chemring Detection Systems has been awarded a $28.5m (£18m) delivery order against a multi-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply chemical detection systems to the US Army.

The Edgewood Contracting Division of the US Army Contracting Command-APG has ordered more than 100 Joint Services Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD) systems.

The JSLSCAD remotely detects and identifies multiple chemical agent vapour clouds at ranges of up to 5km. The systems will be installed in the Stryker nuclear biological chemical reconnaissance vehicle.