Russia Signs In New Nuclear Policy

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new government policy for nuclear deterrence yesterday that apparently allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to conventional arms attacks.  

Russia says its nuclear weapons are developed in order to deter potential attacks and can

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Introducing MRIGlobal's Mobile Mercury Lab

Beyond Mobile Labs: Introducing a New Lab that Transforms Mobility into Portability

Now more than ever, there is a call for mobile labs that can accommodate expansive operations within a small footprint without compromising quality or efficiency. 

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Radiation-detecting plastic gets ingredient to stay in the clear

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have identified a straightforward change to the formula for radiation-detecting plastic. The change prevents “fogging,” which reduces the lifetime of the plastics used to detect nuclear material transiting through the U.S. Department of Homeland

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Czech Mayors in Hiding Due to Mystery Russian Poison Plot

Three Czech political figures have gone into hiding after it was believed they were being targeted by a Russian assasin in retaliation for affronts to Moscow. 

It was reported that a Russian man had entered Prague a few weeks ago with an unspecified quantity of ricin in his

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Riskaware Awarded £2 million DSTL Contract

Riskaware has announced it has been awarded a Digital Marketplace call-off contract worth up to £2 million to provide ongoing support to Dstl’s Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defence programme.

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Russian Land Force to Receive Newest RKhM-8 CBRN Vehicle

The Ministry of Defence announced this month that the Russian Land Force is to receive the newest model of the RKhM-8 CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle this year. 

"The Land Force is set to receive more than 1,500 combat vehicles … including the modern RKhM-6 and RKhM-8 CBRN

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Online Product Demonstrations from Argon

COVID-19 is causing many changes in employment and operational practices across the world, which is resulting in how Argon will be communicating with their customers for product demonstrations.

In an effort to ensure they can continue to supprort individuals and agencies Argon will be

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SwRI receives $9.9 million to develop nerve agent antidote

Southwest Research Institute has received funding from the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) administered by Advanced Technology International to develop a nerve agent antidote for emergency use on the battlefield or to protect public health.

The use of nerve agents continues to be

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More Radioactive Substances Found at Jakarta Housing Complex

In a follow up to the story we posted on March 2nd the National Police’s criminal investigation department (Bareskrim) in Jakarta have discovered more radioactive materials at the Batan Indah housing complex, one month after authorities made a similar discovery in the same residential

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DOD Awards Contracts for Development of a Mobile Microreactor

The Department of Defense has awarded three teams, BWX Technologies, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia; Westinghouse Government Services, Washington, D.C.; and X-energy, LLC, Greenbelt, Maryland; contracts to each begin design work on a mobile nuclear reactor prototype under a Strategic Capabilities

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PCAPP Reaches Half Way Mark

It was announced on February 26th that the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant has reached the half way mark, and has destroyed 50% of the obsolete chemical munitions stored at Pueblo Chemical Depot. 

50% equates to around 220,000 munitions,

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Elmon Release CBRN Suit

Elmon  is a leading manufacture of Ballistic (bulletproof) protection. For the last five years Elmon have been working on developing and adding CBRN suits to be included with its products, and are proud about the launching their very own CBRN protection suite with respirator,

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BGCAPP Begins Sarin Destruction

Last week full scale destruction of munitions containing Sarin began at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Candace Coyle, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant site project manager commented “This is another major milestone toward eliminating the total chemical weapons stockpile

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CBRN Training in Vietnam

Source: Kênh Truyền hình Quốc phòng Việt Nam - National Defense Television Channel of Vietnam

A few weeks ago the Chemical Corps of the People's Army of Vietnam & local militia carried out a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN defense) training exercise in

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Cyanide Autoinjector Development

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Windgap Medical have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new device to quickly administer a recently developed antidote for cyanide poisoning.

Under the grant, researchers from the

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INFICON Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Innovation

INFICON is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a developer and manufacturer of world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement and control. Since 1969, INFICON has been part of the worldwide high-technology community and a leading provider of

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World Uranium Bank Officially Open

On December 10 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recived the second, and last, shipment of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at a purpose-built facility in Kazakhstan housing the IAEA LEU Bank, a purpose built facility to provide assurance to countries about the supply of nuclear

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Iran Testing New Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges

According to the Iranian state run news agency,  IRNA, President Hassan Rouhani has said his country is working on the development, and testing, of new, advanced uranium enrichment generators. If true, this is a move that appears to violate the the landmark nuclear agreement Tehran

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Paratek Awarded BARDA Project BioShield Contract for NUZYRA

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics, has announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR),

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Emergex Vaccine Candidate for Francisella Tularensis

Emergex Vaccines Holding Limited (‘Emergex’), a biotechnology company developing set-point vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases, has  announced the successful completion of the first step in the development of a candidate vaccine for the Gram-negative intracellular

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Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Updates

REMM has recently announced updates to the web site (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) from HHS/ASPR and NIH/NLM. This update, the first since March 2019, again includes the option to download REMM to your desktop.

REMM now has more than 456 web pages. We have also added

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NTI Releases Assessment of New Russian Nuclear Weapon Delivery Systems

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has released the first detailed, exclusively open-source assessment of the five new nuclear weapon systems announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin, alongside a new analysis underscoring the need to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)

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ENCIRCLE Project Poll

As part of the European Commission project ENCIRCLE we are currently going through the CBRNe needs and gaps prioritisation process which will be an input for the CBRN topics for the H2020 Security Call next year and would like to encourage our European readers to provide your views.

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Pentagon Presses for Access to Special EU Defense Projects

David Norquist, the U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary, has said that American Defense firms should not be cut out of European Union programs to strengthen its industrial base, such as the European Defence Fund and the Permanent Structured Cooperation program. 

Speaking at the

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Valuable Insights from TRACIE

Back in July we announced the arrival of TRACIE, the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange from HHS ASPR. 

Part of the TRACIE initiative is to provide valuable tools and information in the form of newsletters, one of which is The

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Bringing the HEAT

Story from Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK)

The Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance ( BBK ), in close cooperation with the Robert Koch Institute ( RKI ), carried out an exclusive Hostile Environment Awareness

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CEHC to Launch Center for Advanced Red Teaming (CART)

Historically, independent “red team” groups have been used by the U.S. military to test how well our armed forces can withstand attacks from adversaries. But, today, the tactic is evolving, with red teams using their skills and expertise to understand adversarial behavior and test security

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Kromek CEO Dr Arnab Basu Wins National Institute of Directors Award

Dr Arnab Basu, chief executive at Kromek Group, picked up the Innovation accolade at the national final of the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Director of the Year Awards. His triumph follows success in the same category at the IoD’s Yorkshire and North East heat earlier this year.

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Florida woman arrested with pipe bombs in her bedroom

Acting on a tip from her parents, Tampa Bay area authorities said Friday they arrested a 27-year-old woman obsessed with the Columbine and Oklahoma City mass killings and discovered pipe bombs, weapons and bomb making materials in her bedroom.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad

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