Prime the pump

Today FLIR announced the launch of its new educational resource, FLIR PRIMED – Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision – a free, online tool that provides First Responders with best practices for HAZMAT accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and/or Explosives

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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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Arktis build on Darpa project success

Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd has announced that it has been awarded funding to carry out further work as part of a new contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) within DARPA's SIGMA Program.

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Arktis opens US office

Arktis Radiation Detectors has announced that it has opened a subsidiary in the United States. Named Arktis Detection Systems Inc and located in Arlington Virginia, the US subsidiary will give the company a base in America from which to support and grow its current operations.

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Environics lands STUK contract

Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Authority, STUK, awards a new significant 1.6m, four years framework contract to Environics Oy for radiation detection equipment program.

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ARKTIS AND SCIONIX PARTNER ON GAME CHANGING R&D PROJECT

Arktis Radiation Detectors has announced that it is partnering with Scionix to develop a Silicon Plastic Readout (SIPR) gamma detection technology that will significantly enhance radiation detection systems of the future. The project is being funded by Eurostars - a joint program between EUREKA

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Thermo's New Line of Radiation Area Monitors

Security personnel, military teams and first responders requiring remote radiation detection and identification can now turn to two new, high-precision spectroscopy instruments that offer multiple telemetry options.

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Arktis keep sailing

Noble gas based neutron radiation detection company, Arktis, announced that they had sealed another couple of wins.

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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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Bertin to acquire Saphymo in 2015

Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the French industrial group CNIM, is strengthening its range of instrumentation equipment and systems by acquiring the Saphymo Group. This take-over would take effect in early January 2015.

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Giving you the Radeye

Thermo Scientific announce their new RadEye SPRD (Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector) for rad detection and identification

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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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Why we ask

If you are every involved in a situation where you are going to be engaged in reachback, especially rad reachback, this is what you are likely to be asked - so make sure you have these answers first.

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Argon Electronics 'twofer'

Argon Electronics announced that they had fulfilled a UK MoD contract in record time and that they now offer the Thermo FH40 G-SIM.

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Draeger launch flame detector for chemical sector

With high risk processes and flammable chemicals, sophisticated flame detection is one of the highest priorities in the chemical and petrochemical industries; and with the new Flame 3000, Draeger Safety UK are helping keep workers protected round the clock.

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MOD release radiation detection contract

The Authority has a requirement to provide a replacement for its gamma radiation monitoring capability, fitted in the Manoeuvring Room on board its nuclear powered submarines, plus 10 years support and maintenance. A gamma radiation detection capability and incorporated alarm is required that

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Boris Berezovsky death prompts precautionary CBRN investigation

In the small hours of Sunday morning the story of Boris Berezovsky's death broke across media. While there are markers of possible suicide, a recent Russian Forbes magazine article where he talked about life losing its meaning since leaving Russia, and alledged crippling debts, the British

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ORTEC® Wins Contract

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ORTEC® Wins Contract to Provide High-Purity Germanium Spectroscopic Portal Monitors at Abu Dhabi’s New Port of Khalifa

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SPIE call for papers

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As part of a special section to be published later this year, Optical Engineering is accepting original applications of papers related to CBRE sensing optical...

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Ametek acquires Sunpower Inc

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AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has acquired privately held Sunpower, Inc., a leader in the development of Stirling cycle cryocoolers and...

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