Raytheon Aids Radiation Detection In Florida

Oct. 7, 2010
Raytheon Co. has delivered its third Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System (MNRDS) to Florida's Department of Transportation. The MNRDS is a mobile radiation detection system mounted in a sports utility vehicle (SUV). It can detect and identify ...

Raytheon Co. has delivered its third Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System (MNRDS) to Florida's Department of Transportation. The MNRDS is a mobile radiation detection system mounted in a sports utility vehicle (SUV). It can detect and identify nuclear radiation in mobile and stationary operations using advanced spectroscopic technology. It will expand the state's capability to safeguard against nuclear threats on highways, bridges, overpasses, tunnels, ports of entry, and public venues and other large gatherings that might be considered targets.

Karen Kalil Brown, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Vice President of National & Theater Security Programs, says that "With this third delivery, the state of Florida is expanding its ability to protect citizens against nuclear threats. We're proud that Florida continues to choose this proven capability to meet a critical need shared by every state with a large city." The delivery strengthens Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' position as a source for homeland security solutions for all levels of government.

In a separate contract, Raytheon was awarded $23 million by the United States Army as a contract extension to provide mission support and system sustainment for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) systems that protect US and coalition forces deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Of this contract Kalil-Brown notes, "This additional mission and sustainment support will further improve RAID's capability as a multifunctional battlefi eld system, providing enhanced situational awareness to the warfi ghter. This award enables Raytheon to continue providing unparalleled support to our warfi ghters and reinforces an unwavering commitment to ensuring the highest operational readiness."

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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