Revolutionary new system for detecting shielded nuclear materials passes acceptance test

Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd has announced that a next generation nuclear detection system that it has developed to better detect shielded nuclear materials has passed rigorous factory and site acceptance tests.

The innovative new system, based on proprietary technology developed by scientists at the company’s headquarters in Zurich, has been ordered by the UK-based Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and has now been shipped to the organization where it has passed Site Acceptance Testing.

The competitive contract to provide the new system – which will better detect potentially dangerous shielded nuclear materials - was awarded to ARKTIS in 2014 after AWE completed an in-depth evaluation of several other existing and emerging technologies on the market.

“We have been impressed by the way this new system has performed during the acceptance tests and we now look forward to field testing the technology,” said an AWE plc spokesperson. “ARKTIS was able to support our program and have met every milestone without a single delay.”

Rico Chandra, CEO of ARKTIS Radiation Detectors said, “We are extremely proud that AWE selected our system. We are very confident that this innovative new technology will provide our customer with a step change in capability.”


About AWE plc AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst its sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day-to-day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.

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