Phoenix Nuclear Labs, which has developed particle accelerator-driven technology with applications in areas such as weapons inspections and medical imaging, said on Tuesday that it had been awarded two contracts by the U.S. Army worth a combined $3.6 million.

Under the terms of the first contract, valued at $2.6 million, Monona, WI-based Phoenix will deliver to the Army a neutron radiography system for detecting defective munitions. Neutron radiography is a nondestructive way of inspecting objects that’s similar to X-rays, Phoenix said. The system will be the first of its kind to be installed in an ammunition manufacturing facility, said Evan Sengbusch, Phoenix’s vice president of business development. Read the full story here.