Leading Defence Research Establishment Invests in Flash X-Ray Imaging System

Specialised Imaging Ltd has recently supplied a dual channel 450KV Flash X-Ray System to the UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL). The system was fully containerised to allow the flexibility of moving it to different locations. Details of the target applications were not disclosed.

DSTL leads the science and technology sector's response to the UK Ministry of Defence's current and future needs. DSTL's work saves lives in the UK, overseas and on the frontline. DSTL maximises the impact of science and technology for defence and security requirements, working with industry and academia to deliver battle-winning technologies - identifying science and technology advances and pulling ideas rapidly into service.

Flash X-ray systems provide a unique method of imaging very fast events which cannot be captured using normal photographic techniques. X-ray images can be obtained in 20 to 50 nanoseconds even through smoke, fire and metal. Even under the harshest conditions precise details of a test event can be recorded. Specialised Imaging Ltd offers a range of flash x-ray products including systems with a nominal voltage of 150 kV, 300 kV, 450 kV, 1 MV and 2.3 MV, the largest commercially available system on the market.


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