Friday film club!

It’s appallingly hot for a Friday in the UK, and the team (Sophie Pym (SP), Zoe Rutherford (ZR), James Ross (JR) and Gwyn Winfield (GW)) got into what CBRN film is worth a watch this weekend when the weather finally breaks. What did we miss? Let us know your favourite...

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Strategic Elements 'Stealth Technologies' to develop autonomous defence vehicle

Strategic Elements’ subsidiary Stealth Technologies is geared up to manufacture an autonomous defence vehicle through a new collaboration with Defence Science Technology Group (DSTG), part of the Australian Department of Defence, and the University of Western Australia (UWA).

The collaboration will result in the design and delivery of an autonomous...

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Kromek participates in large-scale US multi-agency exercise “PATRIOT 21”

Kromek, the leading British developer of wearable, and other, radiation detectors, was invited to participate in the multi-agency PATRIOT 21 training exercise last month. PATRIOT 21 was held over three days from 15-17 June at the Volk Field Air National Guard base in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, USA. Kromek deployed D3S...

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FR Roadshow 2021

Join the FR team and leading industry partners for a technology day at Eglin AFB Armament Museum on July 27th. This event will offer attendees hands on demonstrations of the latest technology and solutions to meet your requirements.

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DHS Announces Expansion of the Securing the Cities Program to Boston and New Orleans

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Today the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) announced the expansion of its Securing the Cities (STC) program to two additional metropolitan regions, Boston and New Orleans.  This expansion will assist these regions with building capabilities to detect, analyze, and report nuclear and...

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DHS CWMD is seeking information on CBRN threat detection capabilities for long-term data collection campaigns and to provide coverage city-wide

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) is seeking information on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threat detection capabilities for long-term data collection campaigns and to provide coverage city-wide. The request for information (RFI) was posted through DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

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Kromek demonstrates its newest radiation detector at CBRN TAC-ADS 2021

Kromek, the radiation detection specialists based in Sedgefield, County Durham, participated in the annual National CBRN Centre’s CBRN Tac-Ads Conference held in person in Cheshire between 7th and 8th July 2021.

Attendees included Tactical Advisors from First Responders nationwide, including police, fire and ambulance purchasing agencies such as Bureau Veritas...

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CSB Seeking Chemical Incident Investigators

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Identification Board (CSB) announced this month that it is seeking to fill 4 chemical incident investigator positions to serve as an expert in industrial chemical safety and conduct investigations on major incidents across the country.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Participates in surveying the...

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BARDA purchases NUZYRA to treat anthrax infections

As part of ongoing national preparedness efforts, BARDA has purchased and begun accepting delivery of the antibiotic NUZYRA (omadacycline) from Paratek Pharmaceuticals of Boston, Massachusetts, to treat infections caused by anthrax.

The contract with Paratek was BARDA’s first under Project BioShield to expand the use of an existing antibiotic to treat anthrax...

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Heightened risk of disease as a means of terrorism, say international security experts

Deliberately-caused disease as a means of terrorism is a major threat which the scientific community and policymakers are not currently prepared to mitigate, say experts from the Biological Security Research Centre (BSRC) at London Metropolitan University.

A particular concern, they say, is the currently weak state of the Biological and...

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