JSLSCAD is unlikely to be deployed aboard Stryker vehicles in the foreseeable future.
Military and industry sources confirmed that both the JSLSCAD and the joint chemical agent detector (JCAD) programs are under scrutiny by the office of the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, Claude Bolton.
Like JSLSCAD, it failed to detect simulated agents in recent tests.
The joint program office for chemical and biological defense, which manages the development and testing of both systems, did not respond to several requests for information on the status of JSLSCAD and JCAD.
Although the JSLSCAD was not the system specified originally for the Stryker NBC RV, it was the "system the Army wanted, because it provides standoff range on the move," said a Stryker program official.