CBRN Fuchs to be upgraded

The British Armey fleet of CBRN Reconnaisance FUCHS vehicles are set to receive another upgrade. 

The contract, worth £16 million, has been awared to Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) to upgrade and sustain both the vehicles and training simulator.

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Andrei Lugovoy to play key role in Nalvany Investigtion

Andrei Lugovoy, one of the men accused of poisonoing Alexander Litvenenko, is apparently to play a major role in the investigation of the poisoning of Alexei Nalvany!

News released across multiple outlets has said that Lugovoy now holds a high position in Moscow’s Security and

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ARGON: The rise of 21st century CBRN training

Argon have released their latest case study, The rise of 21st century CBRN training, in which Chief Warrant Officer 5 Christopher Joy, former Commander of the CBRN Instruction Company Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood, explains how the introduction of Argon Electronics’

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Bitesize Boston 2020 Programme Update

We are pleased to announce new speakers have been added to the CBRNe Convergence 2020 - Bitesize Boston Programme.  

Signing on to join us, and bringing interesting talks to the table, are: 

  • Dr Jason Roos, Deputy JPEO for CBRN Defense
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Nalvany Transported to Berlin in Epishuttle

Over the weekend Alexey Nalvany was transported to Berlin for treatment following a sustained fight by his family and supporters to allow this to happen. 

Using an Epishuttle, by Epiguard to transport Nalvany the team from Berlin collected him on Saturday Morning. 

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Avon Receive NATO Support & Procurement Agency Contract Award

Avon Rubber is pleased to announce that Avon Protection has been awarded a 10-year contract by the NATO Support & Procurement Agency to supply FM50 mask systems, powered and supplied air systems, filters, spare parts and accessories.

Avon Protection anticipates receiving the first

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Sort and segregate nuclear waste: phase 1 SBRI Competition

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)  has teamed up with Innovate UK to launch a £3.9 million competition to find ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

The aim of the competition is to develop an autonomous and integrated

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CFATS Extenison Signed Into Law

On July 22nd, President Trump signed into law a bill, S.4148, to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program to July 27, 2023. The CFATS program

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DQE Debuts New Mass Decontamination System

Every community needs to plan and prepare for the risks of HazMat, CBRN, and mass casualty incidents. These emergency plans should include policies for quick and efficient decontamination of contaminated victims. DQE, the leader in portable decontamination systems, introduces the ...

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LANL Investigating Breach Involving Plutonium

Officials at one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.

LANL confirmed on Monday July 6th that 15 workers were being evaluated after a breach involving a glovebox that was being used to handle

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Squishy Robotics Pilot Partnership with SMFR

Squishy Robotics and Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue (SMFR) signed a pilot partnership agreement last week that will send several Squishy Robotics drone-deployable robots to the SMFR to test and use during the department’s emergency response operations and training scenarios over the

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New research creates neutralising sponge for dangerous chemicals

These weapons, known as nerve agents or neurotoxins, are highly potent and fast acting. Small doses can cause rapid paralysis and death, as the chemicals disrupt the connection between the body’s nerves and muscles.

These internationally banned liquids are aerosolised purposely to

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START developing tools to identify potential CBRN threats

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is creating a process to identify potential CBRN threats from non-state actors.

Advancing U.S. CWMD/CWMT Capabilities in Support of the SIGMA+ Program through Development of Anticipatory Human Social

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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.  

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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. 

The

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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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