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Block MEMS Awarded Phase III of $15.1 Million IARPA Contract to Detect Explosives, Drugs and other Threats
Southborough, Massachusetts – January 28, 2020
Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been selected for Phase III of an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) program for the standoff detection of trace and bulk quantities of drugs such as fentanyl, explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic chemicals Read the full press release.

Block Engineering's LaserWarn Wins Prestigious MILIPOL Innovation Award
Southborough, Massachusetts – November 21, 2019
Block Engineering, LLC has won the prestigious MILIPOL 2019 Innovation Award in the category of Crisis Management. The award was given to Block for its new LaserWarn early warning hazardous gas and chemical detection system. Read the full press release.

Block MEMS Wins $3.5M DARPA Contract to Protect Urban Environments Against Chemical Threats
Southborough, Massachusetts – July 30, 2019
Block MEMS, a leading developer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared detection systems, has been awarded a $3.5M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), as part of the SIGMA+ Program. Read the full press release.

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