ADA to enhance threat-detection for U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has contracted ADA Technologies for the company to develop new explosive-threat-detection capabilities.

U.S. company ADA was awarded a three-phase contract from the Army. As part of the first phase, worth $1.37 million, ADA will work to enhance current off-the-shelf detection systems to reduce explosive security threats to the Army.

Under the deal, ADA said it would deploy its patented technique to strengthen the detection of trace levels of explosives.

"The detection of explosives is critical to our country's global security operations," Clifton Brown, ADA president and chief executive, said in a statement.

"ADA's sophisticated detection equipment will help the U.S. Army combat the unconventional warfare techniques in use by our enemies, thereby improving the safety of civilians and troops in areas of conflict."