FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec 15, 2006
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, has issued a Contract Modification to General Atomics Electronic Systems Inc. of San Diego, California, for $4.5 million for several hundred thousand self indicating casualty dosimeters. This two-year program is the exercise of an option on the original contract for a sample batch of 100 dosimeters.
The novel GA-ESI dosimeter uses technology based on the radiation effect on a semiconductor and provides direct readout information of the amount of radiation to which it has been exposed, rather than requiring a separate reading device. The dosimeter provides a continuous display of the dosage level and uses a battery with a life in excess of five years. Navy personnel will use this wristband model in nuclear warfare situations where the dosimeter must be capable of reading an intense flash of nuclear radiation.
GA-ESI President Dirk Koopman stated: "This contract represents an opportunity for us to gear up our production lines to manufacture substantial quantities of this product. We are looking forward to providing additional models for military, first responder and nuclear plant applications."
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