Director Christopher Wray has named Susan Ferensic as the assistant director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) at FBI Headquarters. Ms. Ferensic most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Columbia Field Office in South Carolina.
During the Dec. 14, 2022 meeting of the Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) and the Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board (CDCAB), it was estimated that the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction
On October 3, 2022, Aktiv Pharma Group (Aktiv) announced a procurement contract award from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Environics signed a remarkable contract with RMC (Rauma Marine Constructions) worth over 2M€ to supply CBRN Monitoring Systems to four Pohjanmaa Class multi-role corvettes, as part of the strategic ...
The new IM76 respirator by Impertech has been designed to meet challenges and withstand extreme conditions like never before. With its patented panoramic visor, advanced multi feature interface platform
In 2020, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) awarded Avon Protection a 10-year contract to supply a complete CBRN personal respirator system. The framework contract enables NATO countries and partners to purchase Avon Protection’s market leading respirator system, including the FM50,
Join Hazard3 and Safeware for an update on emerging threats and trends affecting the HazMat/CBRN community in 2022. This complimentary webinar will highlight threats and solutions that response teams should watch in 2022 ranging from domestic terrorism to technological hazards
Executives of a Japanese company indicted last year over illegal export of items capable of producing biological weapons will be compensated after the case against them was dropped, their lawyer said Thursday.
Avon Protection will be showcasing their latest respiratory and ballistic protection solutions at AUSA exhibition on October 13-16th 2021. As an innovative capability provider, Avon Protection understand the unique requirements of the modern warfighter and tactical operator. The
Leidos was recently awarded a prime contract by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for their Personalized Protective Biosystem (PPB) program. Through this award, Leidos will develop technology that reduces
Rheinmetall has been awarded a Bundeswehr contract to modernize the tried-and-tested Fuchs/Fox armoured NBC reconnaissance vehicle. A total of five A6A1 versions of the vehicle will be upgraded to the new highly protected A8A7 configuration. The Bundeswehr will thus have at its disposal an NBC
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA), Inc. a $185 million prime contract for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Subject Matter Expertise Advisory and Assistance Support. SPA's responsibilities in support of the Research and
The Lion group have recently introduced to thier product range the MT94 Ruggedized. A reinforced version of the MT94, it offers the same protection against hazardous materials but uses more rugged fabrics for better fit, form and function. By using a lighter weight hood and torso fabric,
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,
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).
Stratatech Corporation and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) achieved major milestones this week with the announcement of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for StrataGraft, a treatment for adults with thermal
A new qualifying standard for military grade carbon used in gas masks and protective filters has been developed by a partnership of experts in chemical and biological protection, eliminating U.S. reliance on a single source for this critical
Dutch defence company AEC Skyline and Europe’s leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week to cooperate in the development of unmanned systems.
The MoU that was signed by Stef Have, director of AEC Skyline Holding and
Drawing from the technology used by diabetics to monitor their glucose levels, Dr. Shane Kasten at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense developed an ultra-portable, easy to use device to provide early warning of suspected exposure to a
COVID-19 has exposed just how unprepared governments, corporations, and societies are for a global pandemic. While the SARS-CoV-2 virus is only the most recent threat to global health security, it will certainly not be the last. Threats to global health security continue to evolve due to the
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it has received more than $70 million in new orders for its advanced ground robots from the U.S. Armed Services. The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps placed orders for nearly 600 FLIR Centaur® robots, including additional spares, antennas, and
Noblis, a leading provider of science, technology and strategy services to the federal government, today announced it has received a five-year, $99 million prime contract from the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) to enhance the Nation’s
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to rapidly develop novel fabrics with embedded catalysts and chemistries that can fight and reduce chemical and biological threats upon contact. The revolutionary fabrics will be
In recent years, the production and distribution of lethal narcotics such as heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and others have become increasingly sophisticated. This has caused new challenges for law enforcement officers, who are often the first to come in contact with these substances and need to
MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, today announced it has partnered with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and
Avon Protection are pleased to announce the launch of the CH15, a revolutionary new, ultra-thin, single size portable escape hood that provides a minimum of 15 minutes of respiratory vision and facial protection against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats.