Bertin tests a new generation of chemical detection systems

Late 2020, Bertin Instruments’ teams went to Brno, in Czech Republic, to visit the accredited test center Vojenský výzkumný ústav (Military Research Institute) in order to evaluate the performances of newly-developed equipment for chemical gas detection.

Nowadays, protecting people and critical assets against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats has...

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ILC Dover escape hoods given to lawmakers during Capitol riots

Originally published by POPULAR SCIENCE

The violent, deadly incursion into the Capitol last week produced a shocking stream of images, and among them was the bizarre sight of some people wearing spacesuit-like transparent pieces of gear over their heads.

For example, David Trone, a Democratic congressman from Maryland, tweeted on January 6,

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Hands-On Virtual Software Training from Mirion Technologies

Due to the overwhelming success of thier hands-on virtual software training, Mirion are excited to announce the extension of their program into 2021. As many of us are part of the new remote working environment Mirion understand that completing your training program requirements can be a challenge. With their hands-on...

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Kingdom of Thailand incorporates seven explosive deactivation aunav.NEXT robots

Kingdom of Thailand has incorporated seven units of the aunav.NEXT robot. Developed and manufactured entirely in Spain, its two synchronized arms make it unique on the market.

The customer, an active counter-terrorism unit, was also supplied with seven aunav.VAN command and control vehicles, the rapid intervention and transport unit developed to meet the needs...

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State-of-the-art robot seeks out chemical agents

From:Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Home Office, and Ministry of Defence

Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, has developed a prototype robot so that humans and machines can now share the burden of detecting and report dangerous chemicals over large areas.

The Merlin Robot, developed by industry partner HORIBA-MIRA with...

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UN official: Unsure chemical weapons completely eliminated from Syria

From Middle East Monitor https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210107-un-official-unsure-chemical-weapons-completely-eliminated-from-syria/

Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction on 21 September 2017 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. [DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images]

January 7, 2021 at 10:37 am

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AVON Protection's FM50 Mask Chosen by the Netherlands

Avon Protection is pleased to announce they have received an order from The Netherlands for FM50 masks and FM61EU filters under the NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract.

The Netherlands joins other NATO Nations and Partners, Norway, Belgium and Finland, in purchasing the FM50 to protect their militaries. Developed...

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Kromek receives Innovate UK funding to advance Biological-Threat Detection solution

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, announces that it has commenced a £1.25m programme funded by Innovate UK to customise its biological threat-detection solution for the automated detection of all airborne viruses, including COVID-19, to support end-use cases.

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Consumed by Covid, but don't forget about Influenza

While our primary public health concern at this moment is COVID, and rightly so, we need ensure that the common flu is not forgotten this year.

Many of the most vulnerable are staying home to avoid exposure to COVID, raising concern that flu vaccination rates will be much lower this...

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Flir increases presence in UAV market with Altavian

Flir continutes to push ahead into the robotics market with another purchase to expand their portfolio, they announced recently. They have acquired Altavian, a privately-held manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for defense and public safety customers. Altavian’s airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with...

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New Chemical Operations Support Specialist Course Finalizing At Center For Domestic Preparedness

By CBRNe Central

Curriculum developers at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness are putting the final touches on a long-anticipated Chemical Operations Support Specialist (COSS) course.

During chemical emergencies, routine decisions and operations for Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal (FSLTT) response agencies become increasingly complex. These...

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