US Nuclear adds Chemical, Bacterial, & Viral Detection to DroneRAD

US Nuclear Corp. is preparing to ship a fleet of DroneRAD systems to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense. In addition to detecting radiation, such as radioactive gamma hot-spots or airborne particulates, US Nuclear is happy to announce these unique DroneRAD systems can also be outfitted with

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Avon Protection Awarded $254m U.S Army Contract

The U.S Department of Defense has awarded Avon Protection Systems a contract worth $245m for the production of the M53A1 respirator. 

The M53A1 was developed by Avon to counter military unique and domestic threats encountered on the modern battlefield, the global war on

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NBCRV Sensor Suite Upgrades Draw Praise from CBRN Stakeholders

In February of this year leaders and stakeholders turned out to view the highly anticipated Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) Sensor Suite Upgrade program demonstration at the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological

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CDP to receive $20M to enhance facilities

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) has announced it will receive an additional $20 million to modernize facilities, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2019.

The funding was first announced on Friday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the

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GIGN select modular rifle stock

BCB International Ltd announced today that the elite police tactical unit of the French National Gendarmerie, the GIGN, have selected the FRAMM modular stock for their H&K G36 and HK-UMP rifles.

Face shields, respirators, and rifle stocks have never been the best of

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Paul Boye supporting CBRN preparedness in Africa

Since September 2015 Paul Boyé Technologies has been managing the contract “Provision of specialized CBRN equipment for training first responders” in the scope of CoE project 50 to enhance CBRN preparedness and response capabilities of different countries of the African Atlantic Façade and

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Rapiscan introduce the NEW Itemiser 4DN

Rapiscan have recently introduced a new product to their family of trace detection equipment, the Itemiser 4DN. 

The Itemiser 4DN is optimized for the detection of narcotics in eight seconds with a non-radioactive ion source, using a non-radioactive ionization source and optimized,

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US Army selects Med-Eng to protect EOD teams

Med-Eng, LLC, a company of The Safariland Group, has announced it has been awarded a four-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the United States Army with its 2nd generation Advanced Bomb Suit (ABS II) to protect the lives of front line soldiers conducting

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DroneShield Assigned NATO Stock Number for DroneGun Tactical

On February 3rd DroneShield released an ASX announcement with regards to the assigning of a NATO Stock Number for the DroneGun Tactical™.

DroneGun Tactical™ product has been assigned a NATO Stock Number (NSN). The DroneGun Tactical™ NSN is 5865661650137. An NSN is a 13-digit

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FLIR receives $27.9 million order from DOD

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced it has received a delivery order for 24 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems.

The CBRN DR-SKO system is a set of mission-specific kits that characterize and

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Escape Respirator Challenge

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the launch of a $250K Challenge to develop concepts for an escape respirator.

The Escape Respirator Challenge seeks new concepts for an escape respirator solution. This challenge

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Arktis Brings Innovative Readout Devices to Homeland Security Market

Arktis Radiation Detectors has deepened its relationship with BrightSpec NV/SA, signing an exclusive license agreement to distribute the BrightSpec Compact Digital Multi-Channel Analyzer ('bMCA’) in the US Homeland Security market, via its subsidiary Arktis Detection Systems of Crystal City,

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USAF fields new Joint Service Aircrew Mask

The US Air Force has started to field its Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) for helicopter aircraft as part of a larger effort to shield its personnel against contamination from weapons of mass destruction.

The JSAM provides better protection against CBRN contamination and is

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S&T is Creating a Market for Affordable International Responder Tech

First responders around the globe share a common mission to ensure the safety and security of the people they serve, as they often respond to complex and evolving natural and manmade disasters. To respond more effectively, safely and efficiently to both small and large-scale emergencies, the

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Interest soars for modular rifle stock

The company behind a versatile rifle stock that enables operatives to shoulder their firearms while wearing a ballistic helmet with the visor fully lowered has received orders and a high level of interest from law enforcement agencies worldwide since production was launched in

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New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the 'sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses.

The risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery...

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DuPont Nomex® Comfort

DuPont Safety & Construction today announced the launch of Nomex® Comfort, an innovative lightweight fabric combining the legendary flame resistant (FR) protection of Nomex® with enhanced comfort and breathability.

DuPont™ Nomex® is synonymous in the industry with the term protection and...

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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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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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NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory protection equipment for CBRN, respirator selection,

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Airboss Goes Platinum

We are very pleased to announce that Airboss Defense will be our Platinum sponsor for CBRNe Convergence Canada 15th April – 17th April 2019

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CW destruction resumes at Pueblo

After a nine-month shut down for repairs, the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been brought back online and is to resume destruction of the US CW stockpile.

The highly automated plant began a gradual restart this week, it could however take around 60 days to return to full operation.

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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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A little ingenuity goes a long way

At Yokota Air Base in Japan airmen have used a 3D printer and some ingenuity to modify a standard-issue respirator into an aircraft oxygen system, potentially saving millions of dollars and improving aircrew safety.

Yokota’s 374th Maintenance Squadron and 374th Operations Support Squadron...

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Epishuttle to be used in the DRC Ebola outbreak

Epiguard announced today that, in conjunction with the Norwegian Government, they will be deploying three EpiShuttles to the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of the WHO´s response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

The EpiShuttle single-patient units have been developed in Norway by...

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Reducing the Spread of Ebola Through Proper Decontamination

New Study by CDC finds \"Only 5% Peracetic Acid consistently reduced EBOV titers in dried blood\"

Treating patients with the Ebola virus (EBOV) is difficult and dangerous. Ebola virus patients can expel several liters of bodily fluids in a day. Every surface they touch can be a source of...

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LION launches RedZone™ Contaminant Control Package

LION, the largest family-owned manufacturer of first responder personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States, recently launched their new RedZone™ Contaminant Control Package to help firefighters reduce their exposure to fire-related carcinogens. Developed in partnership with the

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Survitec to showcase inflatable MilPod product at SOFEX

Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th May 2018.

The show will provide a showcase for Survitec’s...

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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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