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Innovative Technology for Security
to secure Navy facilities and ships
around the world.
Ion Track Instruments handheld VaporTracer
explosives detection and identification system.
US Navy Selects Ion
Fight Terrorism, Improve
Wilmington, May 20, 2002 -- Today, Ion Track Instruments (ITI) announced that it
was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the U.S. Navy
with an option to purchase over 1,400 VaporTracer
explosives detection and
identification systems to secure Navy facilities and ships around the world.
units will be used to provide an additional level of
security to identify potential high-risk threats. The implementation
represents a significant investment in safety and security technology in
response to the heightened threat of terrorism against U.S. interests.
Under Department of Defense Directive 3224.3, responsibility for
testing and evaluating explosive detection systems is assigned to the
Secretary of the Navy for all branches of the U.S. Military Services.
"Explosive detection equipment is an important tool in the fight
against terrorism," said Nicholas P. Lakis, Logistics Manager for Naval
Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)/Chief of Naval Operations N34
Force Protection Division. "The addition of this technology will
continue to improve the Navy's overall force protection posture."
The Navy announced that Ion Track Instruments is being awarded a
$36 mi l l i on fi xed-pri ce, i ndefi ni te-del i very/i ndefi ni te-quanti ty
contract for VaporTracer
handheld explosive and narcotics detectors
for the U.S. Government. Funds in the approximate amount of $14
million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year and will
purchase more than 600 units calling for immediate delivery. The
contract was competitively procured by the Naval Surface Warfare
Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind.
"ITI is, and has been, committed to developing the most advanced
trace detection technology solutions to protect our country and
the members of our Armed Forces," said Anthony Jenkins,
President of ITI. "The U.S. Navy is clearly a leader in explosive
detection research, and we are very pleased ITI's VaporTracer
was the only device selected after withstanding the rigorous
scrutiny of the Navy's laboratory testing and field trials."
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