Department of Defense Selects Fido Handheld Explosives Detectors

Sept. 6, 2007

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ICx Technologies, a developer of advanced technology solutions for homeland and military security, announced today that it has secured three new contract wins with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the delivery of its Fido(R) handheld explosive detection systems.

The contracts, worth $3.7 million collectively, are with the DoD's Robotic Systems Joint Project Office the U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF) and the Marines at Camp Pendleton.

Fido, developed by the company's Explosives Detection business unit, is a portable, ultra sensitive detector that utilizes amplifying fluorescence polymers (AFP) to detect trace levels of explosive materials. Weighing just three pounds, Fido is available in both hand-held and robot-mounted systems.

"ICx has partnered with the Department of Defense on numerous levels to develop and implement in the field the most advanced, accurate and sensitive detection products on the market," said Colin Cumming , CTO of ICx Technologies. "Our partnership will continue to strengthen as Fido systems and components play an integral role in protecting our armed forces."

About ICx Technologies(TM)

ICx develops advanced technologies for effective security solutions. ICx sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) materials. ICx surveillance products discern people and objects invisible to human senses and conventional cameras. ICx software and systems connect, command and control these security devices, while its intelligence and special-operations experts provide the unique insight that drives the company's innovation. ICx has manufacturing and research facilities in the United States , Canada and Europe .

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