Spot goes Dutch!

A recent multidisciplinary exercise at the National Training Centre CBRN involved a special player, none other than Spot! The scenario was an attack on a metro station in which not only firearms were used, but also possible CBRN agents were deployed. The exercise involved the CBRN Responseenheid, EODD, RIVM and LTFO...

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Teledyne FLIR Introduces New identiFINDER R700 Backpack Radiation Detector

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced the launch of the identiFINDER® R700 Backpack Radiation Detector, an advanced mobile system that offers unparalleled capability for broad-area radiological monitoring missions. The company also announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has placed the first order for the device as...

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Unusual Influenzas

Recently we have seen reports of cases of avian and swine influenzas showing up in humans. This of course does happen from time to time, but we presently seem to have a bit of a rash of cases. 


H5N6 avian influenza case reported in Chengdu, Sichuan Province
Officials with...

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3M dump FRR

The claim to the 'world's most advanced respirator' has just lost a contender. 3M/Scott are no longer producing the First Responder Respirator (FRR) the export version of the UK MoD's General Service Respirator (confusingly the maintenance and resupply of this has been an Avon responsibility since 2019). CBRNe World had...

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IonSense Appoints Jeff Zonderman as CEO as it expands its direct analysis mass spectrometry technology to new platforms

IonSense (Saugus, MA), a leading provider of Open Air/Ambient Ionization sources, systems and integrated solutions for the $5B Mass Spectrometry marketplace, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Zonderman as President and Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment is key to the company’s strategy for accelerated growth in applied markets...

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Teledyne FLIR Wins Pentagon Contract to Develop First Individual Chemical Detector for Warfighters

Teledyne FLIR announced it has won a contract to develop the first mass-wearable chemical detector for U.S. troops under the Pentagon’s Compact Vapor Chemical Agent Detector (CVCAD) program. The company received $4.0 million in initial funding.

Currently, troops lack the protection of an individually worn sensor. They rely on mostly...

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DEVCOM CBC Helps DoD Ensure Carbon Supply


A new qualifying standard for military grade carbon used in gas masks and protective filters has been developed by a partnership of experts in chemical and biological protection, eliminating U.S. reliance on a single source for this critical material.

Experts at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command...

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