Smiths Detection Wins Contract for Additional Mobile Weather Information Systems
Smiths Detection today announced a $7.6 million contract to supply the U.S. Navy with additional mobile weather information systems to support mission planning and military operations for the Marine Corps. Manufactured in Smiths Detection’s Edgewood, Md. plant, the systems are due for delivery by July 2013.
Lance Roncalli, VP Sales of Americas and U.S. Managing Director, Smiths Detection, said: “This sole source award further emphasizes Smiths Detection’s commitment to providing leading technology to the military and offers the Marine Corps an expeditionary, operationally relevant, affordable system.”
The Meteorological Mobile Facility (Replacement) Next Generation (METMF(R) NEXGEN) is a truck-mounted system that uses a mesoscale meteorological model to compile data from a variety of sources to provide a complete picture of current and future weather patterns within minutes. The system, which helps the military make critical battlefield decisions using information from both ground-based sensors and satellites, is ruggedized to cope with extreme environments.
For technical specifications and photos of the METMF(R) NEXGEN, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/METMF_R_NEXGEN.php.
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.