VPI Technology (State of Utah Stand N4-478) has designed and developed an advanced radiological detection system (RDS) prototype, which is being shown in public for the first time at DSEI. This follows the award of a $165 million contract by the US Department of Defense last September, for an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity over the next 10 years.
The RDS will be in use across all branches of the US armed forces, as well as with the US Coast Guard, emergency responders and NATO − especially in Canada and the UK. A commercial version will also be offered.
The advanced RDS consists of a robust and reliable base unit with plug-in probes for detecting different types of radiation in a wide range of scenarios. The system will be manufactured in Salt Lake City by VPI’s wholly owned subsidiary, D-tect Systems. After delivery in January 2018, followed by an 18-month testing period, it will go into full production.