The US Department of Homeland Security awarded the second-phase of a five-phase project to Raytheon’s Stand-Off Waring Against Radiological Materials (SWARM). The 8-month contract is worth $1.176 million; if all options are utilized the contract would total $2.9 million. The DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office under the Exploratory Research in Nuclear Detection Technology is heading the program.
“The goal of the SWARM program is to take a strategic and analytical approach to addressing the challenges of radiation detection in a realistic environment. The team is developing modeling capability to optimize the number and types of sensors being used for detection”, stated vice president of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Michael Del Checcolo, “Along with the architecture necessary to implement a distributed sensor network to protect our nation from the threat of nuclear terrorism.”