The US Naval Surface Warfare Center is to award a firm-fixed-price commercial contract to Sensor Technology Engineering for the procurement of linear radiation monitors (LRM) and handheld radiation monitors (HRM).

The multiple gamma and neutron radiation LRM detectors allow the operators to search for radioactive materials.

The HRM, a single gamma and single neutron radiation detector, can be worn or strapped onto a weapon or other equipment.

Work will be carried out in Santa Barbara, California, US, and is expected to complete by November 2012.