Florida Department Of Transportation To Deploy SUV-Based Radiation Detection System

Raytheon Co. recently received an order for its Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System from Florida's Department of Transportation. The system detects and identifies nuclear radiation in mobile and stationary operations, using advanced spectroscopic technology.

The Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System will expand Florida's capability to operate in urban environments to safeguard against nuclear threats on highways, bridges, overpasses, tunnels, ports of entry and public venues such as major sporting events and other large events that terrorists might consider targets.

"These systems have been developed to meet a critical need shared by every state with a large city," said Mary Petryszyn, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems vice president of Civil Security and Response Programs. "In this case, we are providing the state of Florida the proven capability that it needs to protect its citizens against nuclear threats."

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