Radiation Monitoring – New Border Security Mission

Radiation Monitoring – New Border Security Mission

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The global radiation detection, monitoring and safety market size was estimated at $3,981.78 million in 2020 and expected to reach $4,317.05 million in 2021, at a CAGR of 8.75% to reach USD 6,589.54 million by 2026, according to a market research report by Reporterlinker.

Monitoring and detecting radiation effectively can save lives and help first responders prevent the acceleration of radiation incidents into large-scale disasters. The US has been widening its efforts to counter this threat.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) awarded Smith Detection with a contract to provide 110 radiation portal monitors (RPM). 

Partnering with Radiation Solutions, the devices will be deployed across land border crossings throughout the US.

The RPM is a passive checkpoint that can detect potentially dangerous radiation-emitting material which passes through its detection zone. The portal is capable of scanning trucks, vehicles, containers, packages, and people.

According to the company’s announcement, the RPM’s will deliver 24/7 screening, 365 days a year, offering efficiency and effectiveness. The RPM’s will be deployed until mid- 2023.

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