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CONTRACT AWARD

Released 07:00 29-Jan-2013
Number 5451W07

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Chemring Group PLC
29 January 2013
 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              29 JANUARY 2013

 

CHEMRING GROUP PLC

CHEMRING DETECTION SYSTEMS AWARDED $28.5 MILLION CONTRACT

 

 

Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring") is pleased to announce that its US subsidiary, Chemring Detection Systems, has been awarded a $28.5 million delivery order against a multi-year IDIQ contract to supply chemical detection systems to the US Army.  The Edgewood Contracting Division of the US Army Contracting Command-APG has ordered more than 100 Joint Services Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detectors ("JSLSCAD"). The JSLSCAD remotely detects and identifies multiple chemical agent vapour clouds at ranges up to 5km.  These systems will be installed in the Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle.

 

Mark Papworth, Chief Executive of Chemring, said, "Chemring continues to provide reliable JSLSCADs to the US Army, and we are proud to support the production of this critical equipment. This award is especially important in light of the current international chemical threats. The JSLSCAD offers a unique capability that provides excellent long range, chemical agent detection for the Armed Forces." 

 

-ENDS-

 

Chemring Group PLC

Rupert Pittman - Group Director of Communications and Investor Relations

01489 881 880 / rupertp@chemring.co.uk

 

MHP Communications

Andrew Jaques / James White

0203 128 8100

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Chemring is a market leading manufacturing business supplying high technology electronics and energetic products to over sixty countries around the world.  Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military people and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures to protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar to protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices. Chemring Detection Systems is a world leader in solutions to detect and identify chemical, biological and explosive threats. 

 


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