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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Ring of light

Out of the various new items of kit that caught the editors eye in CBRNe Convergence was a little number from Force1 Decon. Force1 have previously been known for their rapid-erect personal decon stations, which were quite natty, and now they have come up with a lightweight mask mounted LED...

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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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Seeking approval

Also getting the 'nod’ was Camelbak’s ChemBio Reservoir X, their next generation hydration equipment, which was signed off by the DoD for their Multi-Purpose Personal Hydration System requirements. Using their DuraFlex Barrier, HydroGuard and HydroLink attachment they feel that it sets a new standard for providing hands free access to...

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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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Winvale and Universal Detection team up.

Winvale, government procurement consultants to the likes of Northrop, ICx and Rapiscan, have teamed up with Universal Detection Technology (UDT) to sell their range of early warning monitoring technology to various US government agencies. UDT are re-sellers of other detection equipment, such as Mirion’s and Morphix.

Winvale, government procurement consultants...

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Free Stuff!

Members of the European CBRN defence community will be well aware of Dr Jan Medema – he has been in CBRN since Noah was a boy – but they, and others, might not know that you can get a copy of his latest book – FOR FREE! – from the...

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