Russia To Procure Radiological, Chemical Detection Vehicle
12:00 AM, July 31, 2012
Russia has issued a tender for the procurement of a radiological and chemical detector vehicle in a contract worth up to 33 million rubles ($1.06 million), according to a statement on the state procurement website. The tender has been issued by the Interior Ministry, which says that the vehicle must have on-board and portable systems for biological, chemical and radiological detection and control systems which must include test equipment, an automated weather station, communications systems, and systems for marking of contaminated areas. The vehicle must also have life-support systems for three crew members, including filtration systems, storage for contaminated clothing, an automated diesel powerplant, automated firefighting system, air conditioning system and smoke grenade dispensers. The vehicle must also have storage space for the crew's personal weapons, body armor and other equipment. The Interior Ministry expected a prototype to be manufactured and initial testing to be completed by November 2013.