ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) this week announced that the US Army has exercised the second option under its Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) contract. Under the Option, CISS will design, fabricate and test Final Prototype sensors designed to detect and locate chemical warfare agents (CWA) on environmental surfaces.
This work will be done under the direction of the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC-CA).
Under the Option, CISS will continue the refinement of its portable hyperspectral imaging technology for CWA detection and produce Final Prototypes that will be evaluated by the Government for both operational utility and CWA detection performance.
“Proliferation of CWA continues to be a problem in our world,” stated Marie Molnar Hammond, Vice President of Marketing and CISS Business Director. “We are pleased to continue our interaction with the U. S. Army to provide handheld instruments that dramatically lessen the warfighter impact of these terrible weapons of mass destruction.”
CISS is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation. CISS develops innovative standoff chemical imaging sensors by utilizing patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of drugs, chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats.