Chemring Detection Systems, part of the Chemring Group PLC (“Group”), announces that it has been awarded initial funding on a contract option valued at $3.06 million to build final prototypes for the US Army’s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) Surface Contaminant Locator program. Work will begin immediately at the company’s Charlotte, NC office and will be completed by June 2017.
The NGCD Technology Development program defines requirements for three NGCD variants: a Multi-Sample Identifier, a Surface Contaminant Locator, and a Platform/Site Air Monitor. The Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination Avoidance is conducting the NGCD program to fill known operational gaps in chemical detection.
The three variants are being developed to detect, identify, quantify, alarm and report on diverse chemical species in any phase of matter. These variants will support multiple mission events including chemical release, site assessment, and decontamination.
Juan A. Navarro, President of Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems sector, said “This contract reflects the Army’s continued confidence in Chemring’s detection expertise. Our commitment to provide solutions that maintain the safetyof our military and civilians against the threat of chemical contaminants is resolute. We look forward to fulfilling the requirements of this contract and others for the Army.”