US looks to enhance CED Adapter
Smiths Detection will carry out a study to enhance the performance of the Chemical Explosives Detector (CED) Adapter for the US Department of Defense’s M4A1 Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) programme, the company announced on 5 June.
The CED Adapter development effort will expand the currently fielded M4A1 JCAD vapour detection capability to allow the detection of low volatility compounds, explosives and pharmaceutical based compounds without any modification to the existing JCAD hardware. The expanded detection capability will provide additional protection for soldiers in the field.
Research and development began in 2017 and will continue through 2018.
The JCAD is based on Smiths Detection’s Lightweight Chemical Detector (LCD) product line. The LCD is a lightweight threat detection device that is handheld or can be strapped to a belt. It protects military personnel, police and hazmat responders by alerting operators to toxic substances and dangerous chemicals detected.
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