Smiths Detection, part of the global engineering business Smiths Group, today announced its military unit has been awarded a delivery order for over 2,000 Improved Chemical Agent Monitor (ICAM) units.
The contract from the US Department of Defense is valued at $9.5 million.
ICAM is a hand-held post-attack device that provides a means of quickly locating the presence of nerve and blister agent contamination on personnel and equipment in combat and homeland defense missions.
The soldier-operated sensor is also used to confirm the absence of chemical threats in high-risk situations.
The ICAM is based on the Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM), developed by Smiths Detection. Over 70,000 CAMs have been deployed worldwide including to recent conflicts.