New Device Unveiled In War On Terror

Knoxville (WVLT) The latest weapon in the war on terrorism comes from right here in East Tennessee.

Developed in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Cadre 5 Sensor Net Mobile Unit can detect chemicals or nuclear materials released accidentally or by terrorists.

The unit was on display here in Knoxville on Monday.

It's designed for use at events like community festivals or sporting events.

Kelly Faulter, a project manager says, "if something were to happen, the software's capable of producing a plume model that would give them a general idea of what could happen to the public in that area and give them an evacuation route away from the event."

The unit is the first mobile anti-terrorist chemical/radiological system for commercial use.

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