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NIITEK Awarded $2.13 Million Contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

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NIITEK®, Inc., part of the Chemring Sensors and Electronics business unit and a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), and its academic and small business partners, have received a $2.13 million dollar contract from DARPA for the development of a new method for detection of hidden explosives. This program, part of DARPA’s Methods of Explosive Detection at Standoff (MEDS) program, is targeting the development of novel sensors designed to detect unique signatures of explosives. The contract is for an 18-month period of performance. “We are pleased to have been given the opportunity by DARPA to continue the development of this unique detection capability,” said Juan Navarro, President of Chemring Sensor and Electronics. “Although the work in this program is intended to be proof-of-principle experimentation, NIITEK and its partners are confident that, with proper development, the technology can be transitioned into a system that could prove useful to both the Department of Defense as well as domestic security and law enforcement.” The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited.

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