20 February 2014

Smiths Detection wins $42m order from US Army

Smiths Detection, part of global technology business Smiths Group, has received a $42 million follow-on production order from the U.S. Department of the Army for Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS) to equip the National Guard.

CBPS systems are mobile medical shelters, designed to military specifications and highly resistant to chemical and biological threats.  They provide a secure environment in which to administer healthcare without the need for protective clothing and act as a safe haven for patients. CBPS systems are manufactured at Smiths Detection's U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, Maryland.

Bob Bohn, Vice President, U.S. Sales, Smiths Detection, said: "CBPS provides a highly mobile, protected environment for medical care when the threat of chemical and biological agents is present. It can also serve a critical function in non-combat situations, such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack response, where mobile medical services are vital."