DARPA announce Gamma Ray Inspection Technology (GRIT) program.

X-rays and gamma rays have a wide range of applications including scanning suspicious maritime shipping containers for illicit materials, industrial inspection of materials and processes, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Current technologies, however, are not ideal. X-rays

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908 Devices expands MX908 capabilities to include Novichok

908 Devices, a pioneer of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced the expansion of their MX908™ multi-mission trace chemical detection device capabilities to include Novichok agents, an emerging chemical warfare threat. The company debuted this enhancement in

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Bertin wins 2 major contracts for radiation monitoring

Bertin has been chosen by the authorities of Switzerland and by the European Commission – on behalf of Armenia – to provide tailored radiation monitoring systems. These new contracts reassert Bertin’s strong expertise in Environmental Radiation Monitoring Systems (ERMS) and demonstrate its

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CBSA given new powers to seize precursor chemicals

On Wednesday it was announced that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been given new powers in the fight against the opioid crisis.

The federal government announced amendments to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to allow certain law enforcement agencies, including

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Dropping robots from the skies

Squishy Robotics has unveiled mobile sensor robots that detect hazards and increase safety for first responders and the public. 

When every second counts during emergencies such as wildfires, chemical spills, and environmental or natural disasters, getting first responders to

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Inside Chernobyl with FLIR

FLIR visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) to find out how much radiation still remains. In the YouTube documentary “Inside Chernobyl”, host Nika Konstantinova uses the FLIR identiFINDER

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Progeny ResQ chosen by FDA Opioid Inspection Programme

Rigaku Analytical Devices is pleased to announce the Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer will be used as part of the U.S. FDA inspection pilot program to screen for pharmaceuticals, including narcotics.

The Office of Regulatory Affairs will use this equipment to support

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Zeteo Tech Awarded $6.5M DHS S&T Contract

Zeteo Tech, the biodefense and medical device company that has developed a revolutionary new class of fieldable biological mass spectrometers, today announced that it has been awarded a contract of up to $6.5 million (including options) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to

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US Nuclear adds Chemical, Bacterial, & Viral Detection to DroneRAD

US Nuclear Corp. is preparing to ship a fleet of DroneRAD systems to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense. In addition to detecting radiation, such as radioactive gamma hot-spots or airborne particulates, US Nuclear is happy to announce these unique DroneRAD systems can also be outfitted with

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NBCRV Sensor Suite Upgrades Draw Praise from CBRN Stakeholders

In February of this year leaders and stakeholders turned out to view the highly anticipated Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) Sensor Suite Upgrade program demonstration at the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological

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Tularemia bacterium hibernates and can be traced in terror attacks

According to a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University, Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia, can survive in a dormant state for long periods before causing a new outbreak. The thesis also proposes a method for tracing the bacterium if it is used as a biological

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SaphyGATE GN tested by customs in Poland

Each year, more and more merchandise transit all around the world and goods control has become a raising issue for customs in a context of terrorism threat. Freight containers in particular are potential means of smuggling illegal items such as nuclear and chemical warfare agents. Thanks to

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Kromek secures contract with new OEM customer

Kromek, a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by a new OEM customer to supply CZT detectors for use in the nuclear security market.

The contract, which

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KSU professors design toxic gas sensor for firefighters

Two Kent State professors are on their way to advancing safety for first-responders, military personnel, and chemical manufacturing workers. 

Dr. Torsten Hegmann, associate director of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, and Dr. Elda Hegmann, assistant professor of

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Rapiscan introduce the NEW Itemiser 4DN

Rapiscan have recently introduced a new product to their family of trace detection equipment, the Itemiser 4DN. 

The Itemiser 4DN is optimized for the detection of narcotics in eight seconds with a non-radioactive ion source, using a non-radioactive ionization source and optimized,

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Senop launches next gen' fast, high resolution Hyperspectral Camera

Senop, a part of Patria Group, will launch a new hyperspectral camera Senop HSC-2 at the Photonics West 2019 exhibition in San Francisco on February 5-7. Senop HSC-2 is the new reference in the evolution of Hyperspectral imaging.

The new HSC-2 is a result of long experience from

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Japanese police to use Bertin Second Sight MS for surveillance of public events

The CBRN threat (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear), particularly the use of chemical agents for terrorist purposes, is more and more taken into account by international authorities.

To monitor this threat, the Japanese National Police Agency (NPA) deployed the Second

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Arktis Brings Innovative Readout Devices to Homeland Security Market

Arktis Radiation Detectors has deepened its relationship with BrightSpec NV/SA, signing an exclusive license agreement to distribute the BrightSpec Compact Digital Multi-Channel Analyzer ('bMCA’) in the US Homeland Security market, via its subsidiary Arktis Detection Systems of Crystal City,

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Detecting Drones Through Machine Learning, Cameras

Visual detection of drones has never been considered as effective as its thermal, radio or acoustic counterparts. The trouble is always discriminating between different moving objects in view. Typically, a bird or even a plastic bag caught in the wind might be mistaken for a drone, which is why

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New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the 'sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses.

The risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery...

MyDefence Demonstrates Drone Swarm Counter UAS Jammer

On October 12, MyDefence co-hosted the event Electric Storm to demonstrate the capability of the latest MyDefence Counter UAS products for dismounted soldiers. The event featured a live demonstration of the detection and jamming capabilities of the WINGMAN 103 drone detector and the PITBULL

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UK to procure nuclear and radiological detection vehicles

Counter terrorism officers in the UK are to be equipped with a fleet of 10 nuclear and radiological detection vehicles in a bid to trace weapons-grade materials in the UK.

The Home Office lodged a procurement notice last month stating that ministers are inviting bids for between five and 10...

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

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New 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer

Rigaku ResQ CQL offers first responders, border protection, and law enforcement with an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an improved tactical form factor, thus improving functionality particularly in high stress environments. By combining the 1064nm Raman advantage with

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DHS undertake research on threat detection of homemade explosives

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is undertaking research on the detection and prevention of homemade explosives at various labs and test facilities across the country.

DHS reports that there are approximately 3,000 improvised explosive device (IED)...

DHS S&T Reveals New Business Model and Organizational Structure

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today begins a new approach to its research and development (R&D) mission with a new organizational structure that will improve its ability to more rapidly transition technology capabilities into operations and

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Kromek awarded $1.8m funding from DTRA

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, announced on September 27th that it has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”), an agency of the US Department of Defense, under a previously

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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...

Bertin downselected for PI ABC

Bertin Technologies has been selected, in a consortium with Thales CS, by the Ministry of the Armed Forces for the upstream research market “Platform for the Integration of Innovative Technologies in the Domain of Biological and Chemical Analysis “(PI ABC),

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Rigaku Analytical Devices unveils new handheld Raman analyser to redefine handheld 1064nm Raman for chemical threat identification

DroneShield full product suite approved and placed on the GSA Schedule.

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield\" or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that its full product suite has been approved for placement on, and placed on, the GSA Schedule.

As part of the placement on the GSA Schedule and GSA Advantage for federal procurement, DroneShield’s products...

Berkeley Nucleonics release new SAMPack Model

Berkeley Nucleonics (BNC) has released its latest in Backpack Radiation Detectors, the Model SAMPack 120-D. The new design includes dual scintillation detectors which deliver unmatched directionality functions.

Kromek secures two contracts worth up to $3.3 million from US government

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two new contracts from the US Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”), an agency of

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