RAE Systems strikes a deal with the National Guard

Published 16 October 2006

Company will supply portable gas and radiation detectors to fifty-five Guard Civil Support Teams; agile Rapid Deployment Kits consist of four specialized monitors and sensors

San Jose, California-based RAE Systems this week announced a deal with the U.S. National Guard to equip all of the Guard’s fifty-five Civil Support Teams (CST) with the company’s AreaRAE portable gas and radiation detection, also known as the Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK). Each RDK consists of four monitors,all of which include GPS receivers, sensors for oxygen level, lower explosive limit and RAE Systems’ patented photoionization detector (PID) for the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pepper spray and most chemical warfare agents. Two of the AreaRAE monitors in the RDK are also configured with two specific toxic gas sensors that can be field selected from an assorted list of toxic sensors, while the other two include RAE Systems quick-responding cesium-iodide gamma radiation sensor that warns of the presence of any dangerous gamma-emitting radioactive material.

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