Chemical Battalion stands up CBRN Response Task Force in joint exercise
More than 240 Soldiers from the 2nd Chem. Bn. joined hundreds of...
Scott Safety launches its new First Responder Respirator
Based on the successful design of Scott Safety’s General Service Respirator (GSR) for the military.
Chemical sabre rattling in Syria
There are many good opportunities to dissuade a country from using chemical weapons(CW). Generally speaking once a full blown war (civil or otherwise) is going on its starting to get a bit late
Government Of Canada invests in improved chemical detector training for the...
Press Release: FLIR
FLIR’s Fido® X3 passes the enhanced ASTM trace explosive detection standard with flying colours
Using mustard to detect nerve?
In the tricky world of challenge inspections (Ed: not that we have ever had one yet) or accusations of the use of chemical weapons (Ed: Now those we have lots of!) one thorny issue has plagued many planners. What do you do if the agent has dissiminated or broken down before you get there with a...
Joint Publication 3-41 Review
A summary, by Robert Walk of the latest offering from the American Joint Staff: Joint Publication 3-41 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Consequence...
Chemring win $49M Biological detection system tender
Chemring Detection Systems (\"CDS\") a Chemring Group (\"Chemring\") company, announced a $49M contract award to supply biological detection systems to the US Army and US Navy. The award was made by the Edgewood Contracting Division of the Aberdeen...
CBRNE Standards workshop takes shape
The Convergence 2012 preconference workshop on CBRNE standards now has a full agenda with participation from ICRC, NATO, EDA, NIST, ANSI, CEA, Interpol and many others. It is THE event this year to attend to get a global overview on...
UK Shadow defence secretary speaks to CBRNe World about the importance of CBRN
Jim Murphy MP, UK Shadow Defence Secretary, stresses that CBRN should remain a priority both in the UK and abroad here
Army engineer strengthens international ties in CBRN defense
A U.S. Army engineer is bringing the expertise of America’s military scientific community to ensure America’s allies are safe from chemical and biological agents....
CBRN commandant bids farewell
Col. Phil Visser has relinquished command of the school to his deputy and said “farewell” to the community.
US delineates 'red line' for Syrian intervention
11:38 - The 'red line' has been set forth, but it is as blurred as ever.
71st Ordnance Group (EOD) takes 2012 EOD Team of the Year
*Command Sgt. Maj. David Puig (left) presents the swagger stick to Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson during the 2012 EOD Team of the Year competition awards ceremony on Aug 17th.
20th SUPCOM news roundup
Catch up on all the recent CBRN and CBRNE news from 20th Support Command
New Argon simulation systems for Irish Defence Forces
The delivery is designed to provide a comprehensive CBRN exercise capability
India steps up nuclear missile programme
09:29 - Agni II, developed by the DRDO, underwent successful testing today off the coast of Odisha
Test results show unprecedented achievement for Marburg drug candidate
Treatment with JPM-TMT funded AVI-7288 shows significant survival rates even when administered up to four days post-infection
US Navy consolidates CBR defense projects to achieve savings
By John Joyce, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Public Affairs. Full story here
UK MoD DCBRNC takes delivery of latest CBRN training simulation systems
Supplied by UK manufacturer Argon Electronics, the new systems include both instrumentation and simulation software.
DHS Scientists to continue airflow studies in MBTA subway system
Current phase of study to collect data on airborne contaminant behavior began on July 29
Argon awarded ISO accreditation for environmental management
Argon Electronics, a world leader in the development and manufacture of hazardous material detector simulators, has been accredited to Environmental Management System Standard ISO 14001:2004.
Syria makes landmark threat against foreign intervention
15:54 - Syria declares ownership of WMD on state television, as well as a willingness to use them against foreign attack.
Can a cup of tea deactivate ricin?
New research reveals tea's efficacy against the deadly protein.
Homeland defense expert assumes command of Joint Task Force Civil Support
JTF-CS is the only standing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response joint task force in the U.S.
UK MOD Below Neck CBR Protective Clothing System for Aircrew requirement
UK Ministry of Defence CBRN has a possible future requirement for the supply of a Below Neck CBR Protective Clothing System for Aircrew. The full expression of interest details are listed in the main article.
New Indian medical countermeasure
Researchers to begin clinical trials on new herbal anti-radiation drug
Leaking chemical weapon amongst the clams
Milford, Delaware: Workers at a Clam processing plant, Sea Watch International, started their day with a severe shock when leaking chemical munitions were found on the assembly line. 6 people required medical treatment and 2 military assessment teams from teh US Army 20th Support Command are...
Do you want Antibio’s with that?
US states plan to distribute emergency medicine to civilians at drive-thru restaurants.
Workshop in Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security
This three-day, non-credit short-course is designed to introduce participants to the challenges facing the world at the intersection of biodefense and public health. See main articlefor...
HHS updates medical countermeasures strategy
The forthcoming PHEMCE implementation plan will spell out how programs and initiatives will be prioritised
Texas Tech Student found guilty in bomb plot
AMARILLO, Texas — A Saudi man accused of buying chemicals online and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction was found guilty Wednesday in federal court in Amarillo. reported the Huffington...
Singapore release RFQ for advanced CBRN PPE ensembles
Singapore Civil Defence Force have released an RFQ for advanced ensembles of CBRN equipment. Click ...
Bruker announces contract award for JPEO-CBD IPDS-LR Program
BILLERICA, Mass., Jun 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brukertoday announced the award of a contract for an additional...
Colpro Inc's BioDome CB Sheltar passes Dugway testing
ColPro Inc., introduces “the BioDome”, the first self contained Chemical & Biological Protective Shelter System (US Utility Patented) which has...
New Avon Filter Improves Safety with End of Service Life Indicator
18 June 2012: Avon Protection has launched a new conformal military CBRN filter that provides an accurate measure of usable life span with a unique end of...
“Mullan Hall” dedicated in memory of U.S. soldier, firefighter killed during 9-11 response
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – The Joint Task Force Civil Supportheadquarters was dedicated here June 14, 2012 in...
Bertin win Polish order for second sight chemical detection
As part of the surveillance for the European Nations Championship 2012, which will take place...
Exercise Envisions Chemical Weapon Spill Off Malibu Coast
US North Com JTFCS News
Nation’s only standing CBRN joint task force to dedicate building in memory of New York City firefighter and U.S. Army nurse
The problem with Syria
Mediating historical fact with current speculation
CDE call for research proposals
Generation-after-next chemical, biological and radiological hazard mitigation systems
Tokyo sarin attack suspect arrested
Naoko Kikuchi was one of two remaining suspects wanted after the subway attack in1995
The US Postal Service could dispense antibiotics to the homes of civilians in the event of a bioterrorist attack.
20th Support Command: News
CBRNE soldiers pushed to limit during Best Warrior Competition
Proposals to restructure defence forces being developed
Irish Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence Alan Shatter has said that proposals to re-organise the structure of the Defence Forces are still being developed.
FLIR Press Release
FLIR Systems Awarded US Army Contract Valued at Up to $38 Million to Support MEDEVAC Operations
NATO declaration from Chicago: Press Release
Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Chicago on 20 May 2012