Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Smiths Detection have once again renewed their Exploitation Agreement permitting Argon to manufacture and market a range of simulators based upon Smiths market leading Chemical Warfare detectors.

Originally signed in 2012, the worldwide exclusive Exploitation Agreement permits Argon to utilise and implement the appropriate aspects of Smiths Intellectual Property and detector components to create high fidelity Chemical Warfare detector training simulators that have been delivered to numerous Government worldwide.

Argon simulators enable a wide variety of scenarios ranging from clandestine laboratory, terrorist threats and battlefield CWA releases to be implemented in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. Capable of being used with discrete simulation sources and with Argon’s PlumeSIM wide are training system, the simulators incorporate a powerful user monitoring that provides valuable After Action Review (AAR) to support student evaluation.

Many users of Argon simulators have reported the greatly improved quality of use in real detectors during live agent training exercises because of prior simulator use and practice.

Steven Pike, Argon’s Managing Director commented, “This Exploitation Agreement has proven extremely successful for both Smiths and Argon while at the same time providing Smiths customers with a valuable training capability – a true multi way win for all concerned and we are delighted our important relationship with Smiths has benefited so many people”.

Michael Lea of Smiths Detection commented, “We are delighted to renew our partnership with Argon Electronics. The combination of the Smiths Detection LCD and Argon’s training capability gives operators the best possible capability in preparing for and countering toxic Chemicals threats’.


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