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Chemring Detection Systems Awarded $9M for Biological Detection Systems
Date:3/14/2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemring Detection Systems ("CDS") a Chemring Group ("Chemring") company, announced a $9M contract award to supply biological detection systems to the Japanese Ministry of Defense. The award was made by Marubeni Aerospace Corporation. The systems will be installed in the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle.

The system is a variant of the US DOD Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) and was approved for export by the US State Department. The Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) provides automatic detection and identification of airborne biological agents at very low levels, triggers local and remote warning systems, and communicates threat information over standard communication systems.  JBPDS is manufactured in CDS' Charlotte, NC facility.

Bill Gural, President of CDS, commented: "We have provided JBPDS to Japan for the last five years in support of achieving their Full Rate Production authorization. This sale demonstrates the relevance of CDS products in the global threat detection market and we are honored to supply a solution for the JGSDF."   

Forty to sixty systems are expected over the life of this opportunity for the Japan NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle. CDS is also under contract to provide technical manuals, training materials, and to conduct training in Japan to allow for in country maintenance of the systems once fielded.

Chemring is a market leading manufacturing business supplying high technology electronics and energetic products to over 80 countries around the world.  Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military people and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures to protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar to protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices.  Chemring Detection Systems offers various exportable solutions to detect and identify chemical, biological and explosive threats.  CDS is worldwide provider of point detection capability for biological, Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), Toxic Industrial Chemical (TIC) and explosives trace detection.  Additionally, CDS also provides standoff detection for chemical and explosive threats. 


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