Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) this week announced it has received a $27.7 million follow-on production order from the Department of the Army for Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS).
The specialized mobile medical shelters are designed to military specifications, are highly resistant to chemical and biological threats and can be used in natural disasters and other emergencies, such as a potential terrorist attack response.
Features of the Chemical Biological Protective Shelter Model 8E1 (CBPS M8E1) include:
- 400 square feet of available work space
- Common onboard primary and backup power generators
- Digital touch-screen-operated control system
- Compatible with JCAD, ACADA, or M8A1 chemical agent detectors
- Expanded onboard capacity for medical support equipment
- Climate and environmentally controlled sustained operation, -40° to +125°F
These shelters provide the military with a highly mobile, chemical/biological agent-free environment and safe haven for patients in which to administer healthcare without the need for protective clothing. CBPS systems are manufactured at Smiths Detection’s U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, Maryland.
“Our mission is to deliver technology solutions for a safer world. The highly innovative CBPS not only provides soldiers and caregivers with a safe working environment, its dual-use mobility can also give civilians shelter in times of need,” said Terry Gibson, SDI President. “This program clearly aligns with our mission and unwavering commitment to bring to life smart, versatile technology to help safeguard society.”
Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies.