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Smiths Detection Awarded 75.4M Joint Chemical Agent Detector Contracts

The U.S. Department of Defense has recently awarded the following notable contracts related to the fields of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) or explosives countermeasures, equipment or services:

Smiths Detection Inc., Edgewood, Maryland, was awarded a $67,919,641 firm-fixed-price contract for procuring Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) systems, communication adapter kits, Stryker communication adapter and spare parts.

JCAD is a lightweight handheld portable detector based on nonradioactive Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology designed to provide continuous and simultaneous real-time detection of nerve agents, blister agents, and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and to alert the Warfighter to the presence of these threats.

The JCAD is a modified version of Smiths Lightweight Chemical Detectors (LCD) 3.2e. and 3.3 Commercial Off-The Shelf detector.

Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 21, 2021. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911SR-17-D-0001).

Smiths Detection was additionally awarded a $7,504,716 fixed-price-incentive contract for design and development, hardware and software engineering activities as well as program management, manufacturing, and test support to ensure the Joint Chemical Agent Detector – Chemical Explosive Detector Adapter meets enhanced performance requirements.

Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Edgewood, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of June 21, 2019. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,504,716 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911SR-17-C-0006).

Source: Department of Defense

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