Pencil’s down…

ECBC produced in 2007 one of the more comprehensive survey’s of bio-detectors in the market, despite being three years old it is still a tool of reference (even though much of the information, especially contact details, is out of date) and they are now going to update it. There is...

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Nabco get into Abu Dhabi

Nabco announced that the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police had purchased three of their TCVs and other assorted equipment to 'help counter and respond to chemical, biological and explosive threats.’ The 64-GT SCS TCVs ordered allow maximum stand off distances for the public when dealing with a CB IED,

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The End of the Exercise

The Joint Enabling Domains, that Dave Lavers spoke about in the Autumn 2009 edition of the magazine, has ceased to exist. This was an attempt by Australian Forces to try and link elements of defence together (such as biometrics), a way of thinking holistically about the problem.

At times this holistic...

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Take a Chair

Cassidian, the new name for European Defence giant EADS’ Defence and Security Division, announced that they have set up an Innovation Works to promote Security Research. They have also endowed a Chair of Detection Technology at Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Science, and are interested in detection of explosive and hazardous...

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Zero to Hero

Avon Rubber, parent company of Avon Protection and Defence, announced that they had won 'International Company Turnaround’ for 2010. The Award was organised by the Institute for Turnaround and saw them beat off strong international competition from the likes of General Motors. Avon Rubbers CEO, Peter Slabbert, even named the...

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Threat Watch AQ releases bomb making details

The group believed to be behind the printer cartridges bombs that turned up in two locations has released details of their construction in the online Al Qaeda magazine Inspire (I wonder who advertises in that?). The Yemeni magazine admitted that the devices were an attempt to launch smaller attacks that...

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Consultation Open

The UK Government announced that it had launched a Green Paper to mark a formal consultation on Equipment, Support and Technology for UK Defence and Security - www.defenceconsultations.org.uk/ The Paper links national security, working with other countries, export and cyber security together. The Consultation will begin in 2011 and will last...

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Alms. Alms for the GCMS…

Almsco, a division of Markes International, announced that they had launched their TargetView Software package, which has been designed to automate and improve detection and measurement of multiple target chemicals in complex GCMS data sets. The software will allow users to shorten the identification time and reduce false positives/negatives by...

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Growf! I’m a terrier!

Pall Corporation announced that their regenerable filters had been chosen for the UK Army’s next generation enginerring vehicle, the Terrier. Pall were chosen by BAE Systems, the prime contractor and systems integrator, and will utilise the Ametek division to fulfil the work. The system uses pressure swing adsorption and as...

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Morpho makes it number 4

Morpho announced their fourth TSA order for their Next-Gen Itemiser DC Explosive Trace Detection System. This was the fourth delivery order under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity order that they originally won for 1,200 Itemiser DX. The new award, worth $32 million, follows the single largest order that Morpho had...

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Product Watch Smiths get all Teutonic

Smiths Detection announced a contract to sell 550 LCD 3.3s to the Bundeswehr, a follow on order from their 2007 contract for 600 units, which also includes components for testing and other accessories.

Norwegian Would

Bruhn Newtech announced that they had secured a long term CBRN Analysis, Maintenance and Support Contract for the Armed Forces of Norway. Bruhn will also have to provide capability upgrades for their CBRN Analysis battlefield management tool.

Bruhn Newtech announced that they had secured a long term CBRN Analysis, Maintenance...

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