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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EU conducts workshop to assess Chemical, Biological risks in Pakistan Health Sector

from eeas.europa.eu

A virtual workshop was held to ascertain risks connected with handling and disposal of chemical and biological substances, especially in Pakistan’s health sector, which is even more crucial during the pandemic.

The workshop was conducted under the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigations Centres of...

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DEVCOM CBC Helps DoD Ensure Carbon Supply

From DEVCOM CBC

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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Defense Office Brings Small Tech Companies Into Big League

By C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

The biggest U.S. defense contractors — such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics and Raytheon — provide many of the technologically advanced weapons and systems used by U.S. service members. 

But there are thousands of other technology companies in the U.S., some large and...

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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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The 4030 ELITE Bomb Disposal Suit

Global armour manufacturer, NP Aerospace, has extended its Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) portfolio with the launch of a next generation Bomb Disposal Suit targeting North America and other strategic global markets.

The 4030 ELITE Bomb Disposal Suit and Helmet System is the result of extensive collaboration with EOD operators and uses...

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EU measures to tackle hazardous chemicals build on incorrect data

EU authorities recently reported that the production and use of hazardous chemicals in everyday products have been reduced by 97 percent in the EU.

 

However, the official registry for chemical volumes doesn’t show any reduction at all.

Experts agree that the data in the registry is off. The problem...

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