DHS S&T Awards $2.6M to Detect Vehicle-Borne Explosives

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- About 50 pounds of ammonium-nitrate fuel was used to destroy a small vehicle here on March 29.  The car was bombed as a part of a large-vehicle bomb, post-blast investigation class.  The class trains bomb technicians worldwide in the post-blast investigation process after terrorist attacks (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Kennemer).
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- About 50 pounds of ammonium-nitrate fuel was used to destroy a small vehicle here on March 29. The car was bombed as a part of a large-vehicle bomb, post-blast investigation class. The class trains bomb technicians worldwide in the post-blast investigation process after terrorist attacks (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Kennemer).

November 22, 2021 | Originally published by US Department of Homeland Security on November 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $2,622,082.00 million to Block MEMS, LLC, to develop technology that can detect vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) before they enter stadiums, office building parking structures, and other “soft targets.” The funding was awarded through S&T’s Long-Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) process.

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