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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,”

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