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BALTIMORE, MD, April 26 / MARKET WIRE/ --
View Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: VYST), a leading homeland defense solutions provider, announced today that the newly acquired Nuclear Radiation Sensor Technology will be integrated with the SecureScan Concealed Weapons Detection Portal.
When complete, this integration will improve and enhance the SecureScan Concealed Weapons Detection Portal by broadening its detection capabilities to include radiation as well as magnetic. The system implementation will provide an autonomous, traceable, and secure method of detecting radioactive materials within an environment.
View Systems has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC under contract to the US Department of Energy to market their Nuclear Radiation Sensor Technology. The technology is designed to be used by the Department of Homeland Security, port security, Special Forces, and private security personnel to interdict and prevent a nuclear or radiological attack on the United States.
According to an article in Scientific American, "More than 50 tons of HEU [highly enriched uranium] are in civilian use around the globe to support about 140 reactors employed to conduct scientific or industrial research or to produce radioactive isotopes for medical purposes. These sites are often located in urban areas and are minimally protected by security systems and guards... Improving security is essential" (Glaser & von Hippel, 2006). By incorporating this technology into the existing magnetic sensors of the SecureScan portal, View Systems can help prevent the unauthorized use of radioactive isotopes by intercepting them before they have the opportunity to be destructive.
View Systems' CEO, Gunther Than, states, "The sensors simultaneously detect neutron and gamma radiation emitted by lethal nuclear devices or radioactive isotopes that could be dispersed by less sophisticated explosives such as those in a 'dirty bomb.' We intend to integrate this sensor technology with our other products in the near future. With this equipment, we can help prevent and mitigate the threat of nuclear attacks."