US Army selects Med-Eng to protect EOD teams

Med-Eng, LLC, a company of The Safariland Group, has announced it has been awarded a four-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the United States Army with its 2nd generation Advanced Bomb Suit (ABS II) to protect the lives of front line soldiers conducting



Siga Technologies announced this month that they have entered in to an agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USAMRIID) to study the post-exposure prophylactic use of TPOXX.

TPOXX is currently being stockpiled by the government as a treatment for...

Groundbreaking Research Shows Potential to Detect Opioid Exposure

By looking at biomarkers in blood, scientists may be able to diagnose low-level opioid exposure as long as two weeks after the event, according to groundbreaking research at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM


Chemring and Smiths Detection win Army contracts

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents.

According to FedBizOpps, Chemring received a potential $838.5M contract and...

NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory protection equipment for CBRN, respirator selection,


Federal Resources’ Board Appoints Larry Gwaltney As Chief Executive Officer

Federal Resources Supply Company announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Larry Gwaltney as Chief Executive Officer.

Federal Resources also announced that Robert McWilliams, current CEO and Chairman of the Federal Resources Board of Directors, will serve as President and...

CW destruction resumes at Pueblo

After a nine-month shut down for repairs, the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been brought back online and is to resume destruction of the US CW stockpile.

The highly automated plant began a gradual restart this week, it could however take around 60 days to return to full operation.

FLIR announce launch of next-generation Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

FLIR Systems, Inc. have announced the launch of the Black Hornet® 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for use by global militaries, government agencies, and first responders. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is already the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned


FLIR receives order for DR-SKO Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on April 26th that it received a delivery order for 22 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity


United States Air Force Selects Med-Eng EOD 10 Bomb Suit to Protect its EOD Teams

Med-Eng®, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announced it has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with the Med-Eng EOD® 10 bomb suit to protect personnel conducting Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)


Second Sight MS delivered to the US Army

Beginning of September 2017, the US Army contacted Bertin Corp., Bertin’s subsidiary in Washington, to purchase a Second Sight MS detector.

This instrument is the only chemical standoff gas detection device offering real time surveillance and source localization.

Government Scientific Source awarded contract to support CARA

The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) on behalf of the US Army CBRNE Analytical Remediation Activity (CARA) has awarded a contract to Government Scientific Source for the provision of spectrometers to support the mission of CARA to the value of


Obituary - Virginia Morlock

It is with great sadness that we heard last week about the passing of Virginia Morlock, Manager in the Mission Systems Strategy division at Northrop Grumman headquarters and so much more. I first became aware of Virginia in approximately 2008 when she attended our first CBRNe Convergence in


Ouvry acquires SIM KIT® patent from Hotzone Solutions Group

French Company Ouvry, specialist in CBRN and personal protective systems, has announced it's acquisition of the SIM KIT® patent from Dutch Hotzone Solutions Group.

The chemical simulant kit, comprising of 3 unique realistic chemical warfare agents (CWA) simulants, is intended to be used in...

Persistent Systems Awarded $8.9 Million Radio Contract for U.S. Army WMD Teams

Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), a leader in Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) Technology and developer of Wave Relay®, announced on September 13 that it was awarded an $8.9 million contract award to provide more than 950 MPU5 radios to the U.S. Army National Guard’s Weapons of Mass


National Guard and DOD develop UGV for CBRN incident response

The Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division of the National Guard Bureau's Operations Directorate have teamed up with other DOD agencies to develop a robotic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident response capacity within the DoD.

Lockheed Martin Unveil Next Generation Air and Missile Defense Radar

Unveiled at the annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) is a representative full-scale prototype of the technology to support a modern, 360-degree capable sensor that the U.S.


L3 Sonoma EO Announces Chemical Surface Detector Contract Award

L3 Sonoma EO announced today that it has been named as a prime contractor on the Chemical Surface Detector (CSD) contract by the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM NBCCA) within the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological


Battelle’s David Winkel Receives Prestigious Billy Richardson Award

The Dr. Billy Richardson Award for young NBC Researchers recognizes young leaders who are committed to nuclear, biological and chemical defense. Winkel is the third Battelle researcher to win this award. An 11-year employee at Battelle, Winkel has tested joint service general purpose masks and


Bitter as the cud

Brigadier General Hajar Ismail, director of coordination and relations for the Kurdistan regional government and Ministry of Peshmerga, talks to Gwyn Winfield about what chemical weapon attacks to expect in Northern Iraq

JTF-CS bids farewell to Roy

U.S. Army MG Richard J. Gallant assumes command of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), replacing U.S. Army MG William F. Roy during a change of command ceremony.

Battelle Wins Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support

Battelle Wins Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support (JE-CLaSS) Contract to Provide Broad Array of Chemical and Biological Defense Technical Services. Battelle qualified to bid for $900 million in technical work for Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological


U.S. Military Awards Follow-On JUPITR Contract to SRC, Inc.

SRC’s Aklus Shield Biological Defense Systems Will Increase the Speed and Ease of Biosurveillance Capabilities for the United States Forces in the Korean Peninsula.

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Dsei day #2

A rather belated roundup of the second day at DSEi

20th CBRNE Command deliver leaders course

Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command took the fight to mock enemy forces during the second iteration of the CBRNE Leaders Course.

Flaming, purging breath!

Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, the commanding general of 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), was the guest speaker at the National Capital Regional Green Dragon Ball

Smiths Detection lands Colpro contract

Smiths Detection announced a $27.7 million follow-on production order from the Department of the Army for Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS).

Chemists seek end to chemical warfare on centenary of its first use

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has issued a declaration stating their commitment to worldwide disarmament on the centenary of the first use of a chemical weapon. Chemists representing a number of international societies have also called for their 'complete


Down the slippery slope

The Universities of Bradford and Bath have produced a joint report highlighting how contemporary chemical and life science research may potentially be applied to the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent weapons.

A busy year

EOD operatives from the 20th CBRNE Command dealt with more than 2,000 calls in 12 months

Environics lands a brace

Environics have been busy boys and girls over the summer holidays with a brace of new orders

Building protection

HDT and Buffalo BioBlower team up to offer building protection

Phoenix Force

20th CBRNE Command demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix.

Cobra's World Cup Picture

Defense Group, manufacturer of CoBRA software, announced that they had been helping provide a Common Operating Picture to the Brazilian government during the World Cup.

Being decisive

20th CBRNE Command are integrating into decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army combat training centers. Effectively this means being able to demonstrated the task force's ability to respond to CBRNE hazards in support of combat operations.

The Argon Knight

Tim Knight to join Argon Electronics as Business Development Manager


Avon Protection sponsors Combined Services Cricket Association (CSCA) tour of India

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