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Argon and Smiths Detection sign five-year CBRN sim deal

UK-based Argon Electronics and Smiths Detection have signed a five-year agreement granting Argon exclusive worldwide rights to design, manufacture and market training simulators for the Smiths Detection range of Lightweight Chemical Detectors.


UK-based Argon Electronics and Smiths Detection have signed a five-year agreement granting Argon exclusive worldwide rights to design, manufacture and market training simulators for the Smiths Detection range of Lightweight Chemical Detectors.

The line includes the LCD 3.2E, LCD 3.3, M4A1 JCAD, M4E1 JCAD and LCD-NEXUS detector series, which has sold more than 80,000 chemical, radiological, biological and nuclear (CRBN) units worldwide. 

“The signing of this agreement which extends the existing agreement between Smiths and Argon for a further five years underpins the success and value of this arrangement to Smiths as a CBRN detector manufacturer,” said Managing Director of Argon Electronics, Steven Pike. “It also reaffirms Argon’s position as world leader in the design and manufacture CBRN simulation and training systems” “Despite these economically challenging times, it is clear Governments worldwide are placing a very high degree of importance on CBRN training which has been reflected in both contracts and new enquiries received at Argon.”

Rod Wilson, VP of product management at Smiths Detection said his company’s “partnership with Argon is already a great success.  Through this further extension, we will continue to partner together to provide our customers with world class training, allowing them to get the best performance from our products.”

Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies.

Argon Electronics

Argon Electronics was established in 1987 and has since become a world leader in the development and manufacture of hazardous material detector simulators, most notably in the fields of military Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence. Our simulators have applications from civil response to unconventional terrorism and accidental release, and international treaty verification, with a growing presence in the nuclear energy generation and education markets. 


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