Mmmm, bendy...

Perhaps not News per se, but a neat product 'discovered’ at Belcoast is Durr NDTs range of light, thin and, most importantly, flexible image plates to be used with their (or other peoples) X ray devices. In most demonstrations the bag, or device, is usually conveniently placed in the middle...

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Northrop’s new UK facility

Northrop Grumman officially opened its new UK manufacturing facility for UGVs. The site will work on Wheelbarrow and Cutlass – the UK’s next-generation UGV – and the site was opened by Lieutenant General Gary Coward, Chief of Materiel (Land).

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Northrop Grumman officially opened its new UK manufacturing facility for UGVs.

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Yes, it is mustard... It does burn...

Legacy WW1 (and later) shells routinely wash up, or get caught in trawler nets, around the Welsh, Cornish and Irish coast, so it should have come as no surprise that when a shell, marked as mustard, is blown up on Whitesands Beach in the Gower, South Wales, that it contains...

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Avon in Malaysia

Avon announced the opening of a new service centre in Malaysia to repair and support the Malaysian product lines. Meanwhile, the FM12 was chosen to be part of the Quick Don ensemble – which means that they retain their hold on the UK civil market. In further Avon news their...

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It’s an emergency!

Idaho Technology itself got approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its JBAIDS systems to be used in the identification of H1N1. The Emergency Use Authorisation comes via the CBMS-JPEO for military units deployed in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Idaho Technology itself got approval from the...

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Dib dib dib...

Recon Robotics has also introduced its throwable robot for the SWAT and military markets. Looking like a jogging dumbbell, weighing 1.3 lbs, the Recon Scout XT is able to go over most terrain at speed with the operator using only a single joystick, and can feed video back up to...

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Nunn-Lugar gets bigger

The final US Defence Authorisation Bill is to have language very similar to the Nunn-Lugar treaty contained within it to be able to deal with the threat of bio terrorism. This would mean that the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Improvement Act would have more flexibility to meet unexpected threats and...

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Emergent Biosolutions

Emergent Biosolutions wins $4.9 million anthrax vaccine grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The grant is for dmPA7909, which was designed to meet the US need for an advanced anthrax vaccine that can provide a rapid immune response with long term stability.

Emergent Biosolutions wins $4.9...

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Decon station

Cristanini announced it has started an “important co-operation” with the Danish procurement agency for a deployable decon field station. This military system will join the civilian variant already in service with the Danish Department of Homeland Security.

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Cristanini announced it has started an “important co-operation” with the Danish procurement agency...

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You Ponce!

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed what they think it a high speed test to deal with biological contamination detection. Adrian Ponce within JPL has used a method using dipicolonic acid as a trigger for a luminescing effect on terbium - terbium is the chemical that generates the colour green on...

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