30 Small Businesses Awarded $4.5M for Homeland Security R&D

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded a total of $4,479,195.95 in competitive research contracts to 30 small businesses across the United States to participate in Phase I of the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The topics for the DHS SBIR 22.1 Solicitation, released in December 2021,

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Teledyne FLIR Object Detection and Tracking Software Accelerates Thermal Camera Integration for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced the release of Prism AI, a software framework that provides classification, object detection, and object tracking, enabling perception engineers to quickly start integrating thermal cameras for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems. Built for automotive perception system...

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National Indent declared in UK. Polio in wastewater.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has declared a national incident after routine surveillance of wastewater in north and east London found evidence of community transmission of poliovirus for the first time.

Wastewater at one particular treatment plant tested positive for vaccine-derived poliovirus in back in February during routine tersting. This is...

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5th Dymension Solutions

Dynamis Inc. and Global Systems Engineering (GSE) are proud to announce the formation and launch of the new HUBZone small business mentor-protégé joint venture: 5th Dymension Solutions.

5th Dymension Solutions is a new type of HUBZone small business formed to meet the emerging challenges of today’s complex environment.

Our intent...

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French Defense Innovation Agency Investigates the Use of DNA Script’s SYNTAX System to Synthesize Custom qPCR Probes for On-demand Detection of Biothreats

DNA Script, a world leader in Enzymatic DNA Synthesis (EDS) for DNA on demand, has announced the first successful qPCR assays using primers and probes synthesized by a customer via enzymatic synthesis using the company’s SYNTAX System DNA printer. This success was achieved as part of a contract with the...

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Argon releases major upgrade to Mirion ADM300A V1b Simulator

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. has released a major upgrade to its Mirion ADM300A V1b training simulator that provides a significant and welcome improvement to the simulated Gamma and Beta Gamma simulation performance of the training system.

The upgrade implements Argons’ latest generation Gamma simulation technology to deliver advanced simulation of...

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Ukraine: EU mobilises emergency reserves for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats

Following a request from the Government of Ukraine for medical equipment, protective gear, and specialised equipment for public health risks such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, the European Commission has mobilised its new rescEU emergency reserves.

EU provided equipment includes 300,000 specialised protection suits, 5,600 litres of decontaminants, and...

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Chlorine tank accident kills 13

Around 13 people are dead, and more than 250 have been injured, by an incident involving a chlorine tank at Aqaba port in Jordan. 

A tank containing 25 metric tons of chlorine was being exported to Djibouti when a crane malfunction caused it to fall. The tank slammed into the deck...

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New General Manager Appointed to OPEC CBRNe

Twenty-year Defence veteran, Geoff Rowland, is the newly appointed General Manager of UK based OPEC CBRNe. Geoff will arrive in the UK in August to take over the reins.

“With current world events continuing to shape nations and communities, OPEC CBRNe remains in a strong position to engage and service...

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The AirBoss 100

AirBoss Defense Group ("ADG") has announced the launch of the new AirBoss 100™ Half Mask Respirator ("AirBoss 100"). The AirBoss 100 is designed to be a revolutionary step forward in personal protective equipment (PPE) for multiple industries, including healthcare and medical providers, law enforcement, and first responders. Approved by the...

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