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General Dynamics Armaments and Technical Products (GDATP) announced that they have launched their I-SCAD, stand off chemical detector. Based on the US Military’s JSLSCAD the I-SCAD will provide customers with on-the-move passive IR detection capability in 360 degrees. Covering a wide spectrum of CWA and TICs the device will also...

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Halfway house

Russia clained that nearly half of their chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed. Itar-Tass announced that the Ministry for Trade and Industry had destroyed 19,300 tons of chemical weapons and that two more facilities were going to be commissioned shortly. Under the OCPW Russia needs to destroy its stocks by...

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You can have a bit too…

While the GAO gets its teeth sunk into the FBI the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was also handing out some whup-ass to the DHS for over-spending and delaying efforts in next generation radiological detection. Senators Liebermann and Collins chastised DHS for failing to have a strategic plan...

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Can’t wait for the field trials…

In a work of random genius, Ig Nobel Winning Scientist Dr Elena Bodnar emergency escape bra is now on sale online! The scenario is that should there be a release or gas attack in the office the owner of the bra would unhook it, remove the two cups, which have...

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Responder Cadet

MSA announced a new product, their PremAire Cadet Escape Responder with Escape Cylinder and APR Conversion Facepiece. Their combination supplied air respirator provides a small size, simplicity and economy, they claim, with a low profile – allowing ingress (and egress) to tight spaces. The PremAire Cadet Supplied-Air Responder with Escape...

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Korea too!

Lee Sang-woo, chief of the South Korean Presidential Committee on Defence Advancement said that South Korea needed to to 'secure weapons capable of incapacitating the North’s WMD.” Sang-woo went on to say that South Korea needed the precision attack systems capable of defeating North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.

Not over yet…

While we wait for the National Academy of Scientists report into the FBI’s scientific methods for indictment of Bruce Ivins the GAO has decided, after a prod from Representative Holt, that they will have a look at the case too. Holt has long been a critic of the FBIs methods...

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Saint Gobain gets a B…

Saint Gobain has launched their first level B hazmat suit – the OneSuit Shield. The suit is made from their high performance barrier membrane, Coretech, and is in testing for NFPA 1992 and 1994.

Saint Gobain has launched their first level B hazmat suit – the OneSuit Shield. The suit...

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Israel prepares…

There have been signs of increased CBRN defence capability towards a, currently, nebulous (but no doubt intelligence driven) threat, but a Summit in Herzloya has perhaps given a further insight into their concerns. Brig.-Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel, director of the National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau stated that Syria’s Scientific Studies...

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Confirmation of Schoolgirl poisoning

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health confirmed that the many attacks on schoolgirls in Afghanistan had been through some form of organophosphate – and not mass hysteria as some suggested. Blood tests taken from a range of individuals in the attacks, which now span over two years, confirmed traces in...

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Pride of Missouri!

Innovaprep, manufacturer of the Bobcat and owner of the Spincon line, were presented with Missouri’s Technology Company of the Year Award by Governor Jay Nixon. Innovaprep’s sample collection technique was invented by AlburtyLab and Andrew Page Applied Research and became Innovaprep in 2009.

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