The U.S. Army Contracting Command; Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) this week announced intentions to award a contract to GAM Laser Inc., in support of the Chemical Surface Detector (CSD) program.
GAM Laser will supply a ruggedized KrF excimer laser that has an output of 248 nm deep ultraviolet light. These lasers have unique capabilities which will be used for proximal Raman detection of hazardous materials.
The CSD advanced development program is managed by the Joint Project Manager Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPMNBCCA), part of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).
The CSD is intended to replace the Dual Wheel Sampling System (DWSS), the liquid/ground contamination sampler currently installed on the Stryker NBCRV.