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Homeland Adds On-the-Go Radioactive Hunter to Garage

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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 03:57 PM
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Homeland Adds On-the-Go Radioactive Hunter to Garage


www.popularmechanics.com

It's the exact sort of gadget you would assume the government already has in a garage somewhere: a big, black SUV that can detect the presence of radioactive material. But this modified Chevy Suburban XL, delivered to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by Raytheon last month, claims to be the first of its kind: a highly-sensitive, self-contained system that uses the same spectroscopic analysis technology that's found in advanced cargo inspection scanners. Unlike those stationary Advanced Spectroscopic Portals—which are far from standard-issue for port authorities, due to their high cost—the SUV-based system can be repositioned quickly and used while the vehicle is in motion. In the past, authorities have had access to systems mounted in the back of pickup trucks, which were less accurate and much easier to spot during clandestine searches.
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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 03:57 PM
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Just another thing to keep an eye out. I'm sure this will only be out and about in trouble areas, or areas where they have leads. So if you see it, be sure to get away, far away.

www.popularmechanics.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 03:58 PM
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Since they're technically going to be around radioactive 'stuff?' do you think they'll get hazard pay?.....


And i love this quote from engadget:


While we're likely still quite a ways away from having nuke detectors in every cellphone, the Department of Homeland Security is apparently at least making some progress in other somewhat portable options,


THEY COULD BARELY FIT IT INTO A SUBURBAN XLT!! That's the govt for you, thinking way to big....lol

[edit on 3/19/2008 by Choronzon]



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 04:21 PM
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I thought the bad guys wore the black hats.

Shouldn't this be packaged in a white Suburban?

Oh, wait a minute...that's right, this is for the DHS.



posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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Black is a much better colour for the gestapo.

If you were planting a nuclear device, what would you be on the lookout for, a discreet random coloured vehical, or a big black SUV?



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