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LGS to Develop IR-Based Chemical Residue Detector for Air Force

LGS to Develop IR-Based Chemical Residue Detector for Air Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event

infraredLGS Innovations has won a four-year, $11.2 million contract to build infrared-based technology for the U.S. Air Force to detect trace chemicals from diverse surfaces.

The Defense Department said Tuesday that LGS aims to help the Air Force develop a standoff sensor equipped with an active IR spectroscopy technology for the detection and identification of chemical residues at a range of up to 30 meters.

The company’s applied research and technology division will perform contract work in Florham Park, New Jersey, through Oct. 26, 2020.

The Air Force Research Laboratory received 17 offers for the acquisition program and is obligating $1.8 million in fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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