SRC’s Aklus Shield Biological Defense Systems Will Increase the Speed and Ease of Biosurveillance Capabilities for the United States Forces in the Korean Peninsula

Syracuse, NY – SRC, Inc. was awarded a follow-on contract to provide Aklus Shield® biological defense systems, training and support to the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) program.

JUPITR, a program led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, and supported by the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, will provide unique biological detection capabilities to decrease soldier workload, lower operational costs, increase performance, and create a stronger biological defense capability throughout South Korea.

SRC was one of the contractors selected for the previous phase of the JUPITR program as well. During the first phase, SRC’s Aklus Shield systems underwent testing in a variety of locations, such as Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and the Key West Naval Air Station in Florida.

“SRC’s Aklus Shield system was put through a series of rigorous tests in the first phase of the JUPITR program, and we’ve demonstrated the ability for our technology to meet the strict requirements of this project,” said Paul Tremont (headshot), president of SRC. “We are proud to have been selected to participate in the next phase of the JUPITR effort.”

About Aklus Shield
SRC’s Aklus Shield chem-bio threat detection system is an automated, lightweight, battery-operated, networked warning system designed to rapidly detect, sample, and identify biological agents. The system provides near real-time detection of biological events, using commercially available technologies, industry-standard interfaces and a modular open systems approach which allows for easy and rapid reconfiguration and upgrades. This flexibility allows it to counter emerging biological warfare threats and support new missions at lower costs than purchasing new systems. And unlike other chem-bio threat detection systems, it can be deployed with less than four hours of training by personnel in tactical environments across multiple operational locations.

About SRC
SRC, Inc. (@srcscoop) is a not-for-profit research and development company with more than 55 years of experience in defense, environment and intelligence. SRCTec, its subsidiary, offers manufacturing and life cycle management for complex electronics systems. Through innovation in science, technology and information, SRC is redefining possible® – helping keep America safe and strong. The company works with the customer for the best solution – not the bottom line – resulting in nationally significant, next-generation products and services.

SRC has been recognized as a “best company to work for” in New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia and nationally by FORTUNE magazine. The company employs more than 950 people in 12 offices throughout Maine, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia.  For more information, visit www.srcinc.com.