Realtime radiation detection investigated in Singapore
Detecting a radioactive threat in real time was showcased at the Home Team Science & Technology Exhibition and Conference for Homeland Security (SciTECHS) on Monday (Jul 10). A vehicle is currently in its research and development phase, tests conducted on a prototype show that the system can screen passenger vehicles and cargo containers as well as conduct searches for threats in urban areas.
“It has the potential to become a valuable tool to counter nuclear smuggling and terrorism,” said Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam at the opening of the exhibition. International partnerships with the USA give us a deeper knowledge of science and technology solutions developed outside of Singapore,”