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Sedgefield’s Kromek Group secures £550,000 US federal entity deal

A technology firm known for helping thwart terror plots has secured a £550,000 deal.

Sedgefield-based Kromek Group is supplying its flagship D3S-ID wearable nuclear radiation detector equipment to a US federal entity.

The agreement marks a repeat order, following a $1.6 million (£1.3 million) contract signed with the operator in September last year.

Kromek says its D3S-ID apparatus enables first responders, armed forces, border security and other chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CRBN) experts to detect threats such as dirty bombs, radioactive contamination and smuggling of radioactive substances.

Dr Arnab Basu, chief executive at NETPark operator Kromek, said: “Being awarded a repeat order for this product from this important customer is a great endorsement.

“With the volatility of the current geopolitical environment, we are receiving heightened demand for our CBRN solutions, from new and existing customers, as governments become increasingly aware of the need to enhance their real-time threat monitoring.

“We believe our solutions are best placed to provide them with this capability and, accordingly, we expect to receive further orders for our nuclear security products in the near term.”