AgustaWestland honours physicist with Homeland Security award

AgustaWestland honours physicist with Homeland Security award

13-Oct-2011 Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland North America and the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation honored Dr. Michael Sossong and Decision Sciences International Corp. with a $25,000 homeland security award at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol building.

Dr. Sossong’s new threat detection technology locates shielded special nuclear materials at commercial ports, without interrupting the normal flow of commerce.  In seconds, this advanced Muon tomography technology can detect high-density gamma rays. This keeps nuclear materials and possible weapons out and makes our ports safer.  As a global advanced vertical lift manufacturer, AgustaWestland understands the power of new technologies in defense.

Over the past six years, AgustaWestland has contributed $150,000 in sponsoring the work of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and the future of homeland security technologies.  Dr. Sossong’s achievements will make a critical difference in protecting the United States and its citizens.

AgustaWestland North America, a subsidiary of AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, operates as a U.S. company under a special security agreement responsible for the company’s U.S. government programs. AgustaWestland is a global leader in military and commercial vertical-lift. With more than 100 years of experience in the aerospace industry, AgustaWestland provides an unrivaled range of rotorcraft and vertical-lift products and services for every military, government and commercial application.

Photo: AgustaWestland North America CEO Scott Rettig (right) Honors Dr. Michael Sossong (left) with Homeland Security Award at the U.S. Capitol

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