Kromek awarded extension to nuclear detection contract with DARPA 52602163

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Kromek awarded extension to nuclear detection contract with DARPA
New award extends radiation network detector programme with US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
     
New award extends radiation network detector programme with US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek (Photo Kromek)
     
Kromek has announced that it has been awarded a modification to its existing contract with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the US Department of Defense with responsibility for maintaining the technological superiority of the US military, for the development of radiation network detectors.

The programme with DARPA, which commenced in August 2014, is to develop an advanced portable detection system for gamma and neutron radiation that can be combined with other such systems to form large networks that can provide information on radiation signatures over an extended area.

The extension, worth up to $1.1m over 16 months, includes the supply of additional Kromek detector systems and further development of ASIC capabilities.

Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: 'We are delighted to receive this extension of the current contract from DARPA, which reflects the excellent progress the Kromek team has made with its existing programme obligations. That we were selected by an agency of the US government provides validation of our technological strength and capabilities, and demonstrates our leading position in the global markets.'

'In addition, this programme represents a milestone in our strategy of targeting opportunities for the development of network sensors for nuclear detection. We look forward to furthering our relationship with DARPA and continuing to develop cutting-edge radiation detection solutions to enable safer environments.'
 

 

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