ICx to provide chemical detection units for Pentagon Force Protection Agency
ICx Technologies, a developer of sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications, was awarded a US$3.6 million contract for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA). As part of the contract, ICx will provide both Griffin and ChemSense instruments for installation in the Pentagon.
“We provide many security solutions for CBRNE threats and are pleased that our equipment has been chosen to be fielded by PFPA.” said Colin Cumming, CEO for ICx Technologies. “Much of our business comes from US government entities, so receiving a contract like this is gratifying for our engineers and scientists. It motivates them to keep innovating, which is what ICx is all about.”
The Griffin family of GC/MS instruments offers high performance detection, identification and confirmation for compounds of interest. These systems have a ruggedized design for rapid on-site analysis. The ChemSense multidimensional analysis (MS/MS) systems provide the same high performance in a specialized design for continuous indoor air monitoring and detection. ChemSense instruments provide detection results in less than one minute along with bidirectional network control and reporting.
The PFPA GC/MS and MS/MS contract will last 12 months and was awarded by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.