Smiths Detection receives order for 2,000 ICAMs from U.S. military

Published 27 June 2006

The military buys Smiths’ hand-held detection device for nerve and blister chemical agents

Smiths Detection, a versatile company offering chemical, biological, and explosives detectors, and X-ray security screening equipment, said its Military unit has been awarded a delivery order for more than 2,000 Improved Chemical Agent Monitor (ICAM) units. The contract from the U.S. Department of Defense is valued at $9.5 million.

ICAM is a hand-held post-attack device which locates the presence of nerve and blister agent contamination on personnel and equipment in both combat and homeland defense missions. The soldier-operated sensor is also used to confirm the absence of chemical threats in high-risk situations.