Chinese nuclear drill

China conducted a drill in Beijing, Nanjing and Lianyungang to practise coordination and response to a radiation leak from a nuclear facility. Considering this is a country where hundreds of thousands of people can die from an earthquake and it make little difference it seems likely that the choice of...

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Ambus in Dallas

First Line Technology announced the same of 10 of their Ambus kits to Dallas County Schools that allows them to convert conventional buses into special needs/medical assistance vehicles. The systems are easily retrofitted and can be used in conventional and non-conventional disasters.

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Nabco gets all Nordic

Nabco also announced that they have upgraded three TCVs for the Danish MoD to allow them to counter CBR threats too. In addition to this they also announced that the University of Georgia police department had also bought their own TCV – clearly expecting troublesome students!

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Bavarian Nordic: MCM

Bavarian Nordic secured up to $40 million from the US government for funding on clinical and preclinical testing of their freeze dried Imvamune Smallpox vaccine. Funding would also be used to validate the new freeze dried manufacturing process.

Bavarian Nordic secured up to $40 million from the US government for...

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No news is good news?

The Iraqi Supreme Court named and shamed 460 foreign companies of selling chemicals to the Hussein regime, yet despite this there have been no law suits against them. An Iraqi Parliamentary Committee is lobbying for action, yet, it would seem that the government/Supreme Court is seeing the 'big picture:’ the...

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Indian Stryker

After thje latest round of US – Indian wargames the Indian Army was deeply impressed with the US Combat vehicle Stryker and have placed a global RFI (Request for Information) to acquire similar wheeled APCs. The Army wants to buy 100 vehicles after which they would make their own indigenous...

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ER

Israel has created their first secure ER facility that will protect patients from suspected Hizbullah chemical, and conventional, weapon attacks. The $14 million project is part of a plan that includes a complete underground hospital – including cardiac and cancer care, a children’s hospital and the space for nearly 1,750...

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All the same... no thanks.

Col. Gen. Andrei Novikov, the CIS’ [Commonwealth of Independent States] Anti-Terrorism Centre’s Head, announced that the Ukraine didn’t want a large scale exercise in their country. The Ukraine decided that large amounts of visiting Russia, and other, troops was in breach of their constitution – which bans foreign military units...

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G20’s Water Monitor

Agentase, a division of ICx, helped provide security for Pittsburgh’s G20 summit by providing their continuous water monitor to the Water and Sewer Authority. The Watersentinel was inserted upwater of sensitive sites and uses enzyme polymer hybrids to detect nerve and blood agents in the water.

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War C(brn)rimes

The Netherlands was expected to press that the International Criminal Court expanded its definition of war crimes to include the use of CB weapons. The Netherlands was backing a Belgian measure to include chemical and biological weapons in War Crimes, as opposed to a Mexican proposal that designated the same...

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By Columbus’ Beard!

Decongel, a polymeric hydrogel for containing and 'decontaminating’ radiological material is one of the three finalists for the Columbus Foundation Homeland Security Award for 2009. Devised by the Polymers division of Cellular Bioengineering Inc - http://www.decongel.com/index.html - their Decongel is deemed to have made a 'measurable and constructive contribution… to homeland security.’

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Banco de WMD

The US Treasury labelled North Korean bank Amroggang Development a WMD proliferator for controlling the Tanchon Commercial Bank, which is also sanctioned by the US and UN for their work with Pyongyang’s nuclear activities. Executive Order 13382 allows the US to freeze the assets or proliferators and their supporters and...

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