Smiths Detection was awarded an additional five-year contract by the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) to upgrade and maintain the company's antiterrorism detection and software systems.
The systems allow transit authorities to monitor multiple-chemical warfare sensors, distribute command-and-control responsibilities among agencies, and integrate WMATA's hundreds of cameras into a manageable system. The upgrade will include expanded chemical detection libraries and radiological detection capabilities.
“We are pleased with the success of the installations which are designed to support WMATA's continued efforts to enhance public safety. These vital tools represent the premiere detection system for mass transit security giving subway operators, first responders and law enforcement personnel the capabilities they need to protect and save lives,” said Jamie Edgar, VP, Smiths Detection.