Ebola Bombali Detected in Guinea

Researchers from The University of California, Davis, have recenctly publsihed their findings regarding the discovery of the sitxth ebolavirus, Bombali, in Angolan free-tailed bats roosting inside people’s houses in Guéckedou and Kissidougou, Guinea. 

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Children Attacked with "Irritant Gas"

Ten children and their teacher were attacked at a train station in Germany by a perpetrator using what has been referred to as an "irritant gas".

A 39 year old man apparently approached the group and sprayed them with a yet unnamed substance. The children were initially treated at the

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Dropping CFATS Program Could be Dangerous

David Wulf, who oversees chemical security for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has warned congress that dropping The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program could leave chemical plants vulnerable to attacks. 

CFATS, which is due to come

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Defence Minister calls Bioterrorism a Contagious Plague

Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) First Military Medicine Conference this week, India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh referred to bioterrorism as a 'contagious plague', and called upon the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) of the SCO countries to

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Man Pleads Guilty to Ricin Plot

A man from Los Angeles pleaded guilty this week to Federal charges of attempting to obtain ricin for unlawful purposes, namely to poison his wife!

Over a two-month period late last year, Steve S. Kim attempted to obtain ricin from what he thought was an online seller, but in fact was an

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Iran Installs More Than 30 New Centrifuges

On Monday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has installed more than 30 advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment. 

A spokesperson for the IAEA has said that inspectors confirmed the new centrifuges, which include 30 advanced

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Radioactive Water from Fukishima to be Dumped into Ocean

According to reports emerging in the past week, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO), will have to dump vast quantities of radiaoctive waste water from the site into the Pacific Ocean. 

Tepco has reportedly been struggling

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EDF checking anomalies in nuclear component manufacturing

(Reuters) - France’s EDF said on Tuesday it was investigating anomalies reported by engineering and construction firm Framatome in its manufacturing of some nuclear reactor components, which did not meet technical standards.

“Framatome has informed EDF of a deviation from technical

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It's my country, you can't tell me what to do!

This week Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been up in arms (no pun intended) about nuclear-armed states trying to forbid Turkey from owning their own nukes, this comes amid a row with the US over Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems.

On Wednesday

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Tearaway Tularemia

UPDATE: Case numbers have now reached over 800. 

Sweden is continuing to see an increase in the number of people affected by Tularemia this year.

At present there have been around 700 cases reported, and we are only just entering September. This is a much higher number than

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Bargee on the beach

Reports have emerged from reporters in northern Russia who say they have measured high levels of radiation near two abandoned barges, which they say were towed ashore after the mysterious explosion at an Arkhangelsk region military testing range. 

Journalists in the

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Los Alamos Waste Denied Shipment to WIPP

According to reports, nine containers of transuranic waste are currently stuck at the Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Plutonium facility after the Carlsbad Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) refused to take them in July. 

The containers are said to hold waste items such as

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Don’t Blow It! Phase 2 Launch Event.

DASA is inviting expressions of interest for a launch event on 1 October 2019 for our 'Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield' competition.

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DARPA announce Gamma Ray Inspection Technology (GRIT) program.

X-rays and gamma rays have a wide range of applications including scanning suspicious maritime shipping containers for illicit materials, industrial inspection of materials and processes, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Current technologies, however, are not ideal. X-rays

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Train carrying explosives and hazardous materials derails

A train carrying munitions and hazardous material derailed in Elko County, Nevada, on June 19.

Nevada Highway Patrol said the derailment involved around nine flat cars, two tankers and three box cars, but the number that went off the tracks has not been confirmed. No injuries were

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Pesticide incident douses 63

An incident involving pesticide in Tulare County, California, has resulted in 63 people being treated or hospitalized. 

The pesticide Hexythiazox was being applied to an orchard using a truck with a spray rig attached when winds suddenly blew the spray towards dozens of field

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FBI investigates as Ricin scare prompts evacuation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances around an evacuation at a University of Minnesota apartment building this week due to reports of Ricin.

It was reported by CBS Minnesota that a student who lived in the complex called 911 on Tuesday, May 7th, saying she had eaten Ricin,

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Cyanide Letters Sent in Name of Aum Shinrikyo

On Friday January 25th a total of nine companies in Japan received blackmail letters containing a white powder substance which was later confirmed to be Cyanide. 

The letters were sent to various companies including pharmaceutical manufacturers and a newspaper publisher. The

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Deadly stampede caused by pepper spray?

Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy.

Witnesses have reported that a teenage boy sprayed an irritating substance leading to the mad rush by the crowd to flee the area. Police have confirmed that a

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DroneShield launch DroneNode

DroneShield is pleased to announce a launch of the additional product DroneNodeTM, in response to end-user requirements.

DroneNodeTM is an evolution of the Company’s existing DroneCannonTM product, a portable, compact and inconspicuous counterdrone jamming device which can be utilised at...

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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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UK to procure nuclear and radiological detection vehicles

Counter terrorism officers in the UK are to be equipped with a fleet of 10 nuclear and radiological detection vehicles in a bid to trace weapons-grade materials in the UK.

The Home Office lodged a procurement notice last month stating that ministers are inviting bids for between five and 10...

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Groundbreaking Research Shows Potential to Detect Opioid Exposure

By looking at biomarkers in blood, scientists may be able to diagnose low-level opioid exposure as long as two weeks after the event, according to groundbreaking research at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM

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ASPR expands corporate partnership

A strategic partnership will expand between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The expansion will focus on the development of innovative products to combat

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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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S&T’s Modernized Technology Research & Development Process

Supporting Joint Innovation Efforts through Public-Private Partnerships.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) continues a long tradition of working closely with the private sector to develop innovative technology with a new Long-Range Broad...

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for MPCAD from US Army

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.

The Other Transaction Authority...

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for NGCD from US Army

On October 1st FLIR Systems announced they have received an award for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) from the from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the

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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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Chemring NGCD Win

Chemring's US based subsidiary, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD1).

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Alluviam Releases HazMasterG3

Alluviam has recently announced the release of the HazMasterG3, adding adaptive, mission specific CBRNE UI, and other advanced tools.

Changing mission requirements, from responding to improvised warfare agent contamination in Syria, site exploitation of clandestine labs, or responding to...

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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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Cheming downselected for NGCD

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been notified that it has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector

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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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