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BAE SYSTEMS Brings Chemical Detection Capability To Super Bowl XXXVII Security Team

04 Mar 2003

BAE Systems loaned their JCAD ChemSentryTM chemical detector to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Hazardous Materials Response Unit for use during Super Bowl XXXVII.

"Knowing we had the chemical detector on-site gave us a greater sense of security," said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Battalion Chief Rich Leap. "When you have thousands of people's lives in your hands, every added step to ensure their safety is a step in the right direction."

The JCAD ChemSentryTM is a point chemical detector that can be handheld or networked for chemical detection virtually anywhere the requirement exists. Carried by individuals, mounted in vehicles, or installed in and around facility installations, JCAD ChemSentryTM detects harmful chemical warfare vapours at concentrations that enable users to rapidly take protective action and avoid harmful agent effects.

JCAD ChemSentryTM is designed and produced at the BAE Systems facility in Austin, Texas. BAE Systems chemical detection systems are designed to accomplish their mission in the most adverse environments users can encounter.

The JCAD ChemSentryTM is the commercial version of the U.S. military's Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD). The JCAD program is a collaborative engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) effort by the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The Air Force is the lead service for the JCAD program, with the program office located at Brooks City-Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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