Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Raytheon Wins $20.5 Million to Develop Automated Nuclear Radiation Detection System

Raytheon (Waltham, MA) has won a $20.5 million contract to develop an automated nuclear radiation detection system by the US Defence Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

The integrated stand-off inspection system (ISIS) is an active interrogation nuclear radiation detection system that will provide a fully integrated and automated inspection system to detect and track the movement of shielded special nuclear material.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Engineering vice-president Michael Del Checcolo said that the need to effectively detect and track the movement of nuclear material increased every day.

"ISIS will enable the US Government to more effectively identify and classify nuclear materials to help prevent their unauthorised entry into the country," he said.

Raytheon is using its OpenAIR™ business model, leveraging the best of large and small businesses, as well as academia and national laboratories, to develop the best-value solution for DTRA. The Raytheon-led team consists of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.; Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Advanced Energy Systems, Inc., Medford, N.Y.; Bubble Technology Industries, Chalk River, Ontario; and experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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