LGS Innovations announced April 18 it has been awarded a four-year, $11.2M cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop a compact, laser-based system to aid in the detection of chemical weapons, biological agents, explosives, narcotics and chemical indicators of nuclear material development.
“LGS has been focused on developing the most advanced laser and photonic-based solutions for decades,” LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly said. “We are excited to leverage our proven experience to field a state-of-the-art prototype that will help our armed forces detect an incredible range of substances safely and discretely.”
“This program has the potential to be extremely influential in the future of laser technology and threat prevention,” LGS Innovations Photonics Applications & Development Director Dr. Linda Braun said. “LGS is looking forward to applying our expertise in laser systems to this important and challenging project.”
For this project, the University of Illinois will be the subcontractor contributing detection algorithm expertise.