ATK Supplies Radiation Detection Devices to Law Enforcement Agencies Across the Country
ATK Hand-held System is Front Line Defense for Public Safety
Aug 26, 2004
Minneapolis, August 26, 2004 – ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received orders to supply numerous law enforcement agencies across the country with hand-held radiation detection devices.
The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Las Vegas Police Department, as well as law enforcement entities in Maryland, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania and elsewhere have purchased ATK’s advanced D-tect Systems technology to alert them to potential radioactive threats.
Brian See, president, ATK Mission Research, says the D-tect Systems’ hand-held detector can sense minute amounts of radioactive material instantaneously at distances in excess of 25 feet with near 100 percent accuracy.
"D-tect Systems’ products operate in the fast-paced, real-world environment of law enforcement and public safety," said See. "They can locate small amounts of radioactive material hidden in a container or transported in a truck or car. The detectors provide law enforcement agencies with sophisticated new tools to significantly enhance public safety."
Most detection systems currently available require thirty seconds or more to process the data and need the material to remain motionless to confirm the presence of radiation. In addition, most systems are unable to detect trace amounts of radiation material or material shielded in hardened containers that make it transportable.
The D-tect systems are distributed to public safety agencies through ATK vendors and private label suppliers Laurus Systems Inc., Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation, and Tomorrow D-tection Inc.
ATK is a $2.4 billion advanced weapon and space systems company employing 13,100 people in 23 states. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com.
Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: the technical challenges of advanced sensor equipment, the company's competitive environment, the timing of awards and contracts, the outcome of contingencies, including litigation and environmental remediation, program performance, and sales projections. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, reference should be made to ATK’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K.
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