ARLINGTON, VA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- ICx Technologies, a developer of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection, and commercial applications, announced that it has been awarded a $3.6 million contract for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA). As part of the contract, ICx will provide both Griffin and ChemSense instruments for installation in the Pentagon.
"We provide many security solutions for CBRNE threats and are pleased that our equipment has been chosen to be fielded by PFPA," said Colin Cumming, CEO for ICx Technologies. "Much of our business comes from U.S. government entities, so receiving a contract like this is gratifying for our engineers and scientists. It motivates them to keep innovating, which is what ICx is all about."
The Griffin family of GC/MS instruments offers high-performance detection, identification, and confirmation for compounds of interest. These systems have a ruggedized design for rapid on-site analysis. The ChemSense multi-dimensional analysis (MS/MS) systems provide the same high performance in a specialized design for continuous indoor air monitoring and detection. ChemSense instruments provide detection results in less than 1 min., along with bi-directional network control and reporting.
The PFPA GC/MS and MS/MS contract will last 12 months and was awarded by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). For more information on the Griffin and ChemSense instruments or other ICx products, please visit the company's Web site.
ICx Technologies is a leader in the development and integration of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection, and commercial applications. Our proprietary sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats, and deliver superior awareness and actionable intelligence for wide-area surveillance, intrusion detection, and facility security. We then leverage our unparalleled technical expertise and government funding to address other emerging challenges of our time, ranging from a cleaner environment and alternative energy to life science.