Kromek awarded a $1.6m extension to contract by DARPA


Kromek awarded a $1.6m extension to contract by DARPA to enhance operational capability of its leading-edge D3S family of equipment.

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded an extension to our high-volume production contract awarded in February 2016 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the US Department of Defense. The contract, worth $1.6m, will be delivered over an 18-month period with revenue commencing during the current financial year.

Under the terms of the extended contract, Kromek will add further technical innovation capability to the Kromek D3S family of equipment. The enhancements will take the already deployed Kromek D3S product range into even greater operational capability by improving user experience and enabling the device to provide further information to the Homeland Security community and First Responders. This extension is to the high-volume production contract awarded by DARPA in February 2016, which has seen the successful delivery of 10,000 D3S units and field-testing of the standalone detectors in Washington DC and other major areas of strategic importance to the US.

DARPA’s SIGMA programme is aimed at preventing attacks involving radiological “dirty bombs” and other nuclear threats in the US and globally. The enhancements to Kromek’s leading-edge D3S product range will result in greater operational capability, ease of use and provide more detailed information to the Homeland Security community and First Responders.

Dr Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: “Having our D3S detectors positioned as a central pillar in DARPA’s SIGMA programme is a testament to the capabilities of our state-of-the-art technology and the strength of our relationship with DARPA. With field tests continuing in the US and across the globe, the D3S is gaining traction as an invaluable tool to help cities detect and counter the threat of dirty bomb attacks.”

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