World Security Report2018-03-01 11:36:47
Nuclear radiation detection specialist Arktis Radiation Detectors has expanded its worldwide operation
The expansion reflects the growing market for Arktis’ next generation, plug and play detection systems that detect and identify radioactive and nuclear materials. The company has been regularly funded by the most renowned advanced research and development agencies worldwide, such as the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Arktis Vice President of Sales, Daniel Grosch, explained “There are a growing number of opportunities in areas such as border control and military applications and this expanded presence will give us the opportunity to build upon our existing customer base.”
“Amid concerns over use of “dirty bombs” and exposure devices, enhanced security measures are needed at borders and ports. We are fully committed to building our business in the UK, using the expertise of the supply chain,” said Grosch.
There has been growing interest in Arktis’ innovative, open system architecture technology, which leverages the use of natural helium in its detection systems, as opposed to the scarce and expensive He-3 isotope or other.
Its systems are particularly suited to airports, maritime ports and areas of high population density and can be used in static and mobile mode to detect nuclear materials. Arktis’ systems already have applications in the seaport and airport environment and are under trial to fill a potential requirement at major transport hubs throughout the US.