Defense Threat Reduction Agency Awards Leidos Prime Contract

Leidos, a global science and technology company, was awarded a contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to support DTRA's Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) and Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program through a worldwide Scientific & Technical Engagement

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Bruker Delivering 300 Hand-Held Chemical Detectors to German BBK

LEIPZIG, Germany – December 21, 2016: Bruker announced that it is in the process of delivering three hundred (300) RAID™ M-100 hand-held chemical detectors based on ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) to the German Civil Defense Authority Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe

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Battelle’s David Winkel Receives Prestigious Billy Richardson Award

The Dr. Billy Richardson Award for young NBC Researchers recognizes young leaders who are committed to nuclear, biological and chemical defense. Winkel is the third Battelle researcher to win this award. An 11-year employee at Battelle, Winkel has tested joint service general purpose masks and

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Bitter as the cud

Brigadier General Hajar Ismail, director of coordination and relations for the Kurdistan regional government and Ministry of Peshmerga, talks to Gwyn Winfield about what chemical weapon attacks to expect in Northern Iraq

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Smiths Detection’s TRACE-PRO™ now identifies the explosive - TATP

Watford, 14 September, 2016 – Smiths Detection’s newly launched TRACE-PRO™, a non-radioactive, hand-held explosive threat detector, now has the additional capability to detect and identify TATP (Triacetone Triperoxide). This was the explosive substance used in the terrorist attack in Brussels

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REBS downselected for JUPITR

The REBS, cost-effective technology, passes government testing with “live agents” and will be deployed to the Republic of Korea as part of the DoD’s JUPITR program.

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Smiths Detection news

Smiths Detection Inc. announced a $17.2 million follow-on production order from the U.S. Army for additional Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program and the plans for an acquisition of Morpho.

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FLIR Introduces Fido X2 Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

FLIR's Fido X2 Handheld Explosives Trace Detector, a cost-effective sensing instrument with best-in-class detection sensitivity for law enforcement agencies. With an unprecedented user-friendly interface, the Fido X2 features FLIR’s proprietary TrueTrace technology to quickly and accurately

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DSEI day one highlights

DSEI is one of Europe's largest defence shows and as such is used for a number of product launches for Europe if not worldwide

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Cobalt Receives the 2015 Queen's Award for Enterprise

Cobalt Light Systems has been named as a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award – in the category of International trade – is the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

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TRACERCO ADDS TO ITS PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DOSIMETER (PED) FAMILY

Tracerco, part of the Johnson Matthey group, has added to its range of award winning radiation monitors with a family of Personal Electronic Dosimeters (PEDs).

The development of the extended range follows the success of the original dosimeter, the TracercoTM PED-IS, which was launched in...

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Bruker De-tector passes ECAC

The Bruker Detection division today announced that the DE-tector has successfully met the new European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process of Security Equipment (CEP) for airport checkpoint screening of passengers and baggage

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The new HAZMAT Playbook

Alluviam’s HazMasterG3 Version 18 delivers exclusive HazMAT Quick Start best-practices playbook to responders, is endorsed by HazMatIQ and has been adopted for use in their HMEIQ training program for military and civilian hazardous materials response and EOD teams.

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FLIR AT WORKSHOP

Mitch Wells, Director of R&D, Mass Spectrometry at Flir Systems, Inc has been added to the panel of expert speakers at the Convergence pre-Conference 'Novel Explosives Threat 'workshop , hosted at the Suffolk County Fire Academy on the 28th of October. Mitch will discuss the issue of IMS vs MS

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A busy year

EOD operatives from the 20th CBRNE Command dealt with more than 2,000 calls in 12 months

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Andy Weber departs OASD

Andy Weber, Assistant Secretary at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, resigned last week.

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Phoenix Force

20th CBRNE Command demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix.

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Being decisive

20th CBRNE Command are integrating into decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army combat training centers. Effectively this means being able to demonstrated the task force's ability to respond to CBRNE hazards in support of combat operations.

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Funding news

While we might not be seeing a return to the grant funding 'boom' times, we are seeing a activity in grant funding... sadly, for first responders at least, it is getting less.

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908 pass testing hurdle

90 Devices announce that their HPMS handheld device has passed MRI Global's testing and met or exceeded expectations.

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Falcon helps beat the habit

Falcon Consultancy & Cranfield University include Schedule One narcotics to their narcotics detector testing and evaluation portfolio

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Convergence brochure now up

The first brochure for CBRNe Convergence is now available for download. Information on speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, workshops and much, much more.

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