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US Military Awards Follow-On Aklus Shield Biological Defense System Contract

US Military Awards Follow-On Aklus Shield Biological Defense System Contract Homeland Security TodaySRC, Inc. was awarded a follow-on contract to provide Aklus Shield biological defense systems, training and support to the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) program.

JUPITR is a program led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense supported by the Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, which will provide unique biological detection capabilities to decrease soldier workload, lower operational costs, increase performance and create a stronger biological defense capability throughout South Korea.

SRC was one of the contractors selected for the previous phase of the JUPITR program as well. During the first phase, SRC’s Aklus Shield systems underwent testing in a variety of locations, such as Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and the Key West Naval Air Station in Florida.

“SRC’s Aklus Shield system was put through a series of rigorous tests in the first phase of the JUPITR program, and we’ve demonstrated the ability for our technology to meet the strict requirements of this project,” said SRC President Paul Tremont. “We are proud to have been selected to participate in the next phase of the JUPITR effort.”

SRC’s Aklus Shield chem-bio threat detection system is an automated, lightweight, battery-operated, networked warning system designed to rapidly detect, sample and identify biological agents.

The system provides near real-time detection of biological events, using commercially available technologies, industry-standard interfaces and a modular open systems approach which allows for easy and rapid reconfiguration and upgrades,” SRC said in an announcement. “This flexibility allows it to counter emerging biological warfare threats and support new missions at lower costs than purchasing new systems. And unlike other chem-bio threat detection systems, it can be deployed with less than four hours of training by personnel in tactical environments across multiple operational locations.”

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