Smiths Detection, Danbury, Conn., a developer of detection technologies, has announced that the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has formally approved the RadSeeker for production and deployment. The RadSeeker is Smiths Detection’s newly launched handheld radiation detector and identifier developed in collaboration with DNDO. Delivery awards are expected within the next few weeks when DNDO finalizes its deployment plans.
The RadSeeker is a next-generation radionuclide identifier with enhanced capability to distinguish radiological and nuclear threats and eliminate the background "false positives" produced by naturally occurring radiation or other legitimate everyday radiological materials. Its advanced performance, small size, durability and communications capabilities (including direct reach back over satellite phone) are ideal for an array of applications. These include supporting civil defense and first responder search operations and helping port and border personnel evaluate cargo, containers and vehicles for Special Nuclear Material or “dirty bomb” threats.
Source: Smiths Detection