DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ADA Technologies today announced that it has received a $1.37 million contract for explosive materials detection work. ADA Technologies has been contracted to develop technologies for the U. S. Army that will enhance techniques for the detection of explosives not available in current systems.
ADA has developed and patented a technique that enhances the ability of off-the-shelf detection systems to detect explosive materials. The technique has applications in any situation where detection of trace levels of explosives is an important safety and security requirement.
"The detection of explosives is critical to our countryâ€™s global security operations," said Clifton H. Brown, Jr., ADA president and CEO. "ADAâ€™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."
This is the first phase of a three-phase contract. The majority of the work for this contract will be done in ADA Technologiesâ€™ Laramie, Wyoming office where ADA has hired four new people in 2008, and expects to hire three additional people in 2009 to support the project.