FLIR receives order for DR-SKO Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on April 26th that it received a delivery order for 22 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity

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HSE warning on CBRN capabilties

In a confidential internal assessment carried out for the UK Government on critical unmet needs in the health service, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a warning stating the Government has virtually no capacity to deal with any CBRN incident stemming from an accident or terrorist

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CDP back in the live agent training business

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.

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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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FLIR Announces New Radiation Detector: the identiFINDER R440

FLIR has announced the FLIR identiFINDER® R440 handheld radioisotope detector and identifier. The FLIR identiFINDER R440 provides homeland security personnel with critical infrastructure protection and military and first responder special teams quick situational assessment during radiological

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Air Force awards contracts for a new ICBM weapon system

The Air Force has announced the award of two technology maturation and risk reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program, the replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM.

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The Great Elector

John Hart, from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on the potential candidates for leading the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

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DHS Prepare Scientists to Testify in Nuclear Smuggling Cases

The successful prosecution of nuclear smuggling cases often hinges on technical evidence and the ability of experts to convey this highly scientific evidence in court. As part of this issue the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office recently took part in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear

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Argon celebrates 30 years in business and releases a new eBook

Argon Electronics, the global leader in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) and HazMat training systems, celebrates 30 years in business this month and, in commemoration, has released an eBook that explores the three key types of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) training: Live Agent

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Mad fer it!

The University of Manchester is to lead a consortium to build the next generation of robots that are more durable and perceptive for use in nuclear sites.

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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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CBRNe advice for the new US President

With only one week to go until CBRNe Convergence 2016 in San Diego, and the Presidential election results due shortly afterwards, we asked one of our key speakers what CBRN issues the new President will be facing.

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