The Cricket Grapple mounted radiation detection system will provide the highest degree of detection capability for small low-level radioactive sources buried in scrap material. The Cricket detection system comprises of 3 primary components; the RC2000 control console, Microprocessor/Wireless and Battery Assembly, and the Detector Assembly. The installation of the components are very straight forward and can be installed typically in an 8 hour period. The system operates in three modes: continuous area scanning, selective grapple load scanning and a manual search-and-find scans. The Cricket is the only system of its kind in the world and has been proven to withstand the harsh environment of a scrap handling operation – regardless of the material being handled.