Last year, police departments began using military-grade chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection patrol boats on America’s waterways.
As WorkBoat revealed, the Los Angeles Port Police began using MetalCraft Marine’s new $1.5 million CBRN detection patrol boat.
MetalCraft Marine has delivered a 43′ patrol boat to the Los Angeles Port Police. The vessel is a new breed of CBRN detection patrol boats. The $1.5 million Boat 42 was christened in February.
The LA Port police use powerful real-time CBRN detection units to secretly monitor innocent boaters from 3 miles away.
The boat has two very powerful CBRN detection units that are the highest-level state of the art detection systems available and are military grade. The RAD system was supplied by Radiation Plus. The RS-700 has a gamma and neutron detection system. The unit has an integrated controller and data acquisition system. The heart of the RS-700 is the proprietary advanced digital spectrometer (ADS) module.
The RAPIDplus chemical detector by Bruker is the second piece of this powerful CBRN patrol boat. It can automatically detect, identify and monitor all known chemical warfare agents and important toxic industrial chemicals at long distances of 3.1 miles.
MetalCraft’s selling point, is to turn police boats into real-time surveillance boats.
The software provides the user with enhanced visual surveillance and analytical displays overlaid on video with an extended substance library and increased detection capability.