Nabco’s TCV approved by DDESB

The Department of Defense’s Explosive Safety Board (DDESB) has approved Nabco’s Total Containment Vessels across the US military services. While the TCV has been used by various militaries for decades they feel that this seal of approval will allow greater access to their equipment, streamline safety protocols and increase confidence...

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Six minutes to Midnight

Who knows where the Doomsday Clock will be in 2011 as North Korea’s shelling of Yeonbyeong Island, killing four, in response to border exercise from ROK forces brought a potential new World War into view. The World held its breath as the US condemned the attacks and China… paused and...

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FL-ICX?

$268 million was the final sum, equating at $7.55 a share, that FLIR paid to turn ICx into a wholly owned subsidiary. FLIR are an thermal imaging and optics company, with little cross over with the ICx business, so their statement that it “represents an opportunity to expand our business...

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A bottom explosion

A new MO has been isolated in suicide bombers after the failed assassination of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The suicide bomber had hidden the explosives in his anal cavity, with it presumably set off by some form of remote control (since the bomber was in a crowd at the...

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What? These old things?...

North Korea admitted that it had thousands of centrifuges operating at a previously undetected uranium enrichment facility – as you do! Siegfried Hecker, a Stanford University Scientist, visited the facility at Yongbyon and was astonished to see the centrifuges which are claimed to be for civil electricity generation: \"At this...

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3M and Northrop claim DHHS money

In what might be evidence of a trend 3M and Northrop Grumman announced a $15.8 million contract from DHHS to deliver their integrated diagnostic capability – MDx. Their system will allow rapid, high-throughput surveillance and molecular diagnostics and will see £M receive $6 million and Northrop $9.8 million.

In what...

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FINDERs Keepers…

ICx announced that they had launched the next generation of their IdentiFinder radiation detector – cunningly named identiFinder 2! The system keeps its easy three button interface and adds radionuclide identification, transflective display , Bluetooth, reachback and GPS as well as a web interface. There will be two versions a...

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Is that a canoe in your pocket?

Smiths Detection, perhaps in timely response to the attempted ass-assassination of Prince bin Nayaf (see below) announced that their B-Scan provided fast, non-intrusive internal and external search for hidden weapons and other contraband. The device uses a smaller dose that backscatter x-ray and in a single pass can do an...

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Telops scan Poland for orders

Canadian stand off detection company Telops was proud to announce a $1.8 million contract with the Polish Military University of Technology for two of their Hyper Cams. Their hyper spectral imaging devices will be further customised to the Universities requirements – which is to support research and education in the...

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Toxic sludge kills in Hungary

Seven died, with many houses affected, when a heavy metal rich sludge affected a 19 mile stretch of the river Danube in Hungary. MAL Hungarian Aluminium’s chemical reservoir burst, resulting in miles of pollution, the company has made 110,000 Euros available as immediate aid to the affected families, but the...

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Death toll rises in Sudan

Despite sounding like one of Superman’s relatives, kal-azar has continued to spread through Southern Sudan, killing over 300 people. Leishmaniasis, or kal-azar, is spread by a sand fly and spreads into the liver and spleen and the number of cases has increased six fold in one year. WHO reported that...

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You CAD!

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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