Smiths Detection Inc. today announced the successful transfer of RadSeeker manufacturing from Danbury, CT, to its U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, Md. The move is part of the company’s strategy to integrate its core technologies and centrally grow its product and engineering expertise.
RadSeeker, a next-generation, hand-held radiation detection and identification device, is designed to meet specific Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission requirements. Used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), emergency responders and law enforcement agents around the world, the self-calibrating RadSeeker locates sources of radiological material and distinguishes nuclear threats from legitimately occurring radiation.
“Manufacturing RadSeeker in Maryland underlines our commitment to remaining the world’s leading provider of advanced technologies to identify constantly evolving CBRNE threats and contraband,” said Terry Gibson, SDI’s President. “Our enhanced footprint in the Edgewood plant positions us to engage even more directly with key customers and to maintain their trust over the long term.”
SDI’s U.S. headquarters and training and service support center for the Americas is also located in Edgewood, Md.
Edgewood is adjacent to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), and is a primary hub for military CBRNE defense research and development for the Joint Services. Units at APG include the Army Research Laboratory (ARL); Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC); Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD); U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC); U.S. Army Research and Engineering Command (RDECOM); 20th CBRNE Command; and 1st Area Medical Laboratory.