Radiation detection company Kromek has been awarded $1.8m of funding from a US defence agency to develop new technology.
The North East firm based at NETPark has been awarded the contract by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is part of the US Department of Defense.
Under the two-year deal, Kromek will be tasked with developing a next-generation Radionuclide Identification Device – which can detect nuclear material – to meet military challenges.
Dr Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: “We are seeing considerable traction for our D3S radiation detectors as they continue to prove their efficacy in the security markets globally.
“This project with the DTRA highlights the versatility of our technology platform as we develop a ruggedised device capable of identifying radioactive threats in a military environment.