New 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer

Rigaku ResQ CQL offers first responders, border protection, and law enforcement with an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an improved tactical form factor, thus improving functionality particularly in high stress environments. By combining the 1064nm Raman advantage with

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DHS undertake research on threat detection of homemade explosives

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is undertaking research on the detection and prevention of homemade explosives at various labs and test facilities across the country.

DHS reports that there are approximately 3,000 improvised explosive device (IED)...

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DHS S&T Reveals New Business Model and Organizational Structure

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today begins a new approach to its research and development (R&D) mission with a new organizational structure that will improve its ability to more rapidly transition technology capabilities into operations and

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Kromek awarded $1.8m funding from DTRA

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, announced on September 27th that it has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”), an agency of the US Department of Defense, under a previously

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Chemring and Smiths Detection win Army contracts

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents.

According to FedBizOpps, Chemring received a potential $838.5M contract and...

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Bertin downselected for PI ABC

Bertin Technologies has been selected, in a consortium with Thales CS, by the Ministry of the Armed Forces for the upstream research market “Platform for the Integration of Innovative Technologies in the Domain of Biological and Chemical Analysis “(PI ABC),

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ResQ Me!

Rigaku Analytical Devices unveils new handheld Raman analyser to redefine handheld 1064nm Raman for chemical threat identification

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Berkeley Nucleonics release new SAMPack Model

Berkeley Nucleonics (BNC) has released its latest in Backpack Radiation Detectors, the Model SAMPack 120-D. The new design includes dual scintillation detectors which deliver unmatched directionality functions.

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FLIR announces identiFINDER R200-GN Spectroscopic PRD

FLIR announced the launch of their FLIR identiFINDER R200-GN spectroscopic personal radiation detector (SPRD), their latest addition to the identiFINDER R200-Series handheld radiation security solutions. The rugged, pager-sized FLIR identiFINDER R200-GN SPRD can detect neutrons, in addition

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Scientists harness space particles to detect radioactive material

Scientists have successfully developed a technology that can harness muons – essentially heavy electrons derived from space particles – to detect and safely manage radioactive waste.

The £7m project, led by scientists from National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), the University of Glasgow and...

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Bruker Detection announce the launch of CBRNet

Bruker Detection is proud to announce the launch of CBRNet™, the first purpose designed CBRNe network to link sensors to decision makers. CBRNet™ provides a Recognised CBRNe Picture, giving near real time vision of deployed sensors and allowing fast, effective decision making that will save

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FLIR announce launch of next-generation Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

FLIR Systems, Inc. have announced the launch of the Black Hornet® 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for use by global militaries, government agencies, and first responders. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is already the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned

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All Hazards Forensic Conference 2018

It has recently been announced that University College Cork will be holding a special All Hazards Forensic conference from November 27th - 28th 2018. Registration for the event will be available from June 2018, see ...

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Welcome to Argon's CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter.

Welcome to Argon's CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter. In this edition: read how to provide realistic HazMat training for the detection of CWAs; learn how to create realistic and safe HazMat training scenarios; explore balancing realism and reality in radiation safety training and

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Second Sight MS delivered to the US Army

Beginning of September 2017, the US Army contacted Bertin Corp., Bertin’s subsidiary in Washington, to purchase a Second Sight MS detector.

This instrument is the only chemical standoff gas detection device offering real time surveillance and source localization.

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Metrohm announce the Mira DS

In a recent press release Metrohm announced the details of their new handheld material identification system, the Mira DS.

This new, handheld material identification system has been designed for police, hazmat teams, bomb technicians, and military personnel. At the push of a button, the...

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Obituary - Virginia Morlock

It is with great sadness that we heard last week about the passing of Virginia Morlock, Manager in the Mission Systems Strategy division at Northrop Grumman headquarters and so much more. I first became aware of Virginia in approximately 2008 when she attended our first CBRNe Convergence in

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Argon Chemical Hazard Detection Simulators assist Smiths Detection

When Smiths Detection had a need to quickly demonstrate to an important customer the ability of their LCD series detector family to function in the Arabic language, the challenge of the understandably complex engineering cycles involved in the development of operational equipment arose.

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