Kromek wins contracts from US DTRA and UK MoD


Kromek has been contracted by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to facilitate the development of an isotope radiation detector for use in military applications.

Under the two-year contract, Kromek will improve DTRA's technology platform to develop the ruggedised, high-performance detector.

The company will further improve the D3S platform to offer disruptive, low-cost radiation isotope identification devices (RIID) and mini RIID devices for radiation and nuclear defence systems.

"The contract wins add to the visibility of revenues underpinning our belief in the continuing growth of the business."

Kromek also received contracts to supply nuclear radiation detection products for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and a major civil nuclear partner.

Delivery under the contracts will take place over the next six to 24 months.

The company has also signed a deal to supply cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) based gamma radiation detectors to an existing medical customer.

Kromek CEO Dr Arnab Basu said: “We are delighted to demonstrate progress in all our business segments gaining new customers as well as deepening our relationship with existing customers.

“The contract wins add to the visibility of revenues underpinning our belief in the continuing growth of the business and commercial traction resulting from the increasing adoption of CZT-based technology.”

Kromek develops high-performance radiation detectors based on CZT, as well as x-ray and gamma ray imaging products for the medical, security screening and nuclear markets.