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NATO, we’ve got this!

When leaders from across the globe descended on Brussels for the 2018 NATO Summit, Kromek's D3S played a big part in keeping them safe from a Radiological Threat!


For the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, the Belgian Federal Police, with support from the European Commission Counter Terrorism Unit, had the critical task of protecting Heads of State and Government Leaders against radiological threats. With the help of Kromek’s wearable and discreet D3S ID, cargo, vehicles, buildings and other equipment were cleared for radiological threats in security sweeps taken before, during and after the event, helping keep all attendees safe.

With the Kromek D3S, the Belgian Federal Police had everything in hand!

July 2018, the World saw Heads of State and Government Leaders descend on Brussels for the two day 2018 NATO Summit. With the large number of dignitaries in the one place, safety was of the upmost importance to the Belgian Federal Police (Airport Unit), supported by the European Commission Counter Terrorism Unit. To the Terrorism Unit, the threat of a Radiological Catastrophe has always been and remains a very real one. For this reason, the team needed to equip colleagues on the ground with the tools to detect, identify and act on any potential Radiological Threat within an instant.

At this point, the Kromek team came in with our revolutionary, D3S Gamma Neutron RIID. The wearable, lightweight and concealable device, enabled the Belgian Federal Police to perform security sweeps, before and during the Summit with colleagues on the front line, using the device to detect potential radiological threats present in objects such as cargo, vehicles, buildings and other equipment.

The D3S just keeps on Detecting!

This isn’t the first time that the D3S and Kromek have supported security services and governments. During a visit of U.S. President, Donald Trump to Brussels in 2017, the European Commission and Belgian Federal Police officers deployed D3S ID at different locations including Brussels airport and the European Council headquarters where the detectors performed successfully with the Radiological Detection meeting the required high standards for accuracy and efficiency.

The D3S has then provided the team with the ability to ensure the Nation has Radiological Threat Detection systems in place during not only special events but also routine patrol operations.

Air Force One and D3S gamma neutron detector at the NATO Summit

Given what we do and the people we work with we don't often get permission to say where D3S units have been deployed. We were thrilled to be able to work with the BFP and European Commision on this truly remarkable operation.