Universal Detection Completes First U.S. Army Contract
Universal Detection Technology(OTCBB:UDTT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and a provider of counter terrorism training and solutions, announced today that it has fulfilled its first ever purchase order from the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is a major range and testing facility, and the primary chemical and biological defense testing center for the military.
The Dugway Proving Ground will use the Anthrax test kits to train first responders on methods and procedures of responding to white powder alerts.
“This is a major milestone for our company as we can now count the United States Military as a customer for our Bio-Defense Products. We are proud to have shipped the anthrax test kits to the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Grounds and are working aggressively to market and sell more of these kits to first responders and emergency response personnel around the world,” said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. “The U.S. Army is a valued customer and we look forward to being able to supply their needs on an on-going basis,” he added.
In a recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences, an Anthrax attack is identified as one of the top bio-terror threats to the country. Moreover, George Tenet, the former Director of the C.I.A, announced during the 9/11 hearings that an airborne Anthrax attack is the most serious bio-terror threat in the coming years. This viewpoint is also reflected in Europe where Gijs de Vries, the European Union’s top anti-terror official, called a bio-terror attack a ’serious threat’ to the European Union.
Universal Detection Technology has co-developed a real-time Anthrax detection system, called BSM-2000, with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The technology was recently featured on NBC News. To view the video clip, please go to: http://www.udetection.com/pressroom-video-NBC1006.htm.
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