Defentect Opens Military Market with Radiation Threat System at Offutt AFB
This initial U.S. Air Force contract caps a thorough vetting and validation of Defentect technology via “Operation Golden Phoenix 2008,” a four-day, multi-agency collaborative training event designed to assist government agencies in incident response scenarios. Defentect participated in two high-profile scenarios, successfully demonstrating its ability to sense threat-level radiation, achieving the needs of military, public and commercial organizations.
“This contract represents an important milestone for Defentect,” noted Frank O’Connor, President. “We’re finding acceptance for the Defentect solution across a number of vertical markets, including law enforcement, hospitals, transit centers and self storage facilities. We continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of Defentect’s technology, especially when integrated with an OnSSI camera management system as this one is, and this win signals the opening of the US Military to our threat awareness solution.”
Defentect’s gamma radiation detection network continuously gathers data from an unattended, wide-area sensor grid, analyzes that data at the system’s incident command center using proprietary algorithms and determines the character and significance of a radiation threat. The robust communications subsystem then passes crucial information along to the first responders for their action — making Defentect an efficient, fail-safe technology to detect, deter and defend against the growing threat of “dirty bombs” threatening both military and public targets.
Defentect (www.defentect.com) is a homeland security technology firm that develops and markets intelligent threat awareness solutions and advanced technologies to fight the worldwide threat of terrorism. Defentect offers customized radiation detection, as well as chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive messaging and alerting systems for clients to monitor threats. Defentect architecture is designed to protect and defend against disruption in economically or politically vulnerable locations such as domestic or foreign airports, seaports, border crossings, military and government facilities, transportation hubs, research labs, food irradiation plants, hospitals and other public and commercial facilities. The Federal Government (DHS) has classified approximately 100,000 U.S. locations as critical infrastructure in