Raytheon develops mobile radiation detection for DNDO
| 02.21.2008 | 14:46:19 | Views: 2917 | ID:
February 21 '08: United Press International reported that Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems has developed and will deploy an SUV-mounted radiation detection system that will be used by the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, a press release read.
The radiation detection system "will allow DNDO to operate in urban environments and will enhance border security and national defense by preventing the smuggling of nuclear materials through ports of entry," the press release read.Currently, there are other projects being developed which would increase local, state and federal government agencies' abilities to monitor and detect radiation levels. One project being developed by Purdue University, AT&T and the State of Indiana's Department of Transportation's Joint Transportation Research Program is working to embed radiation detection chips in cellphones which could give physical locations and levels of any type of dangerous leak. Having radiation detectors in cellphones would allow officials a more holistic approach to background and baseline radiation levels, officials have said. Linking cellphones with that capability would make it very hard for smugglers carrying any radioactive loads. National Blueprint Tags: Intelligence & Situational Awareness, Transportation & Logistics
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