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Smiths Detection wins $8 m Department of Defence contract for next generation meteorological system

Maryland, USA, 23 May 2006: Smiths Detection, a provider of chemical, biological and explosives detectors, and X-ray security screening equipment, today announced its Military unit has been awarded an $8 million contract for Meteorological Mobile Facility Replacement Next Generation (METMF(R) NEXGEN).

The initial award from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is for the design, development and delivery of a prototype system. With an option for a second system, the maximum contract value is estimated to be $11.3 million.

METMF(R) NEXGEN is a mobile system that will provide tactical meteorological support to the Marine Air Ground Task Force with continuous meteorological observations, satellite imagery and forecasts.