DHS Handheld Radiation Detection/Identification System requirements to 2017

DHSs DNDO has released a special notice detailing a sole source procuremtn from Smiths Detection, Inc. in fiscal year (FY) 2012 at an estimated value of $3.35M. It has further noted an intention to procure on a competitive basis, a basic handheld radiation detection/identification system to


Environics USA Press Release

ChemProDM module provides comprehensive CWA and TIC detection for vehicles, robots and OEMs

No Sh*t Sherlock!

Andrew Johnston is pleased to see that the level of political understanding of CBRN incidents remains worryingly low…

M3TD awards signal US progress in advanced chemical detection research

The US has recently awarded 18 contracts for advanced chemical detection research as part of M3RD. An incredible sized programme given the suggestion at the APBTI that around 8 awards would be made. More information on the technologies and winners in the main article.

CBRNe Procurement Watch 30 Jan12

France: Requirement for high spec explosive analysis equipment

US: Vehicle X-Ray image processing

Daily Procurement Watch

French explosive detection requirement and DHS Biowatch opportunity.

Two USA procurement updates

1. Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Sensor Processing Group (NBCSPG)

Awarding Authority: Department of the Army, ACC-APG SCRT - Edgewood

2. Common Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Sensor Interface (CCSI) Compliant Radiation Detector (CCRD) Technical and Engineering Support...

Procurement opportunities

CBRNe World's latest round up of procurement opportunities. 4 main opportunities.

Rapid Development of New Formulations to enable Counter-HME operations

Buried improvised explosive devices (IED), person-borne IEDs and vehicle-borne IEDs are employed against U.S. or coalition forces anywhere in the world, but especially in Afghanistan. The manufacture and transport of homemade explosives (HME) and their precursor chemicals enables these IEDs.


GuardION angels

\"\"Smiths announce a new entry to the field GC-MS market with their Guardion product. Citing smaller size and weight than competitors its an interesting challenge to the


Morpho makes it number 4

Morpho announced their fourth TSA order for their Next-Gen Itemiser DC Explosive Trace Detection System. This was the fourth delivery order under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity order that they originally won for 1,200 Itemiser DX. The new award, worth $32 million, follows the


Product Watch Smiths get all Teutonic

Smiths Detection announced a contract to sell 550 LCD 3.3s to the Bundeswehr, a follow on order from their 2007 contract for 600 units, which also includes components for testing and other accessories.

Take a Chair

Cassidian, the new name for European Defence giant EADS’ Defence and Security Division, announced that they have set up an Innovation Works to promote Security Research. They have also endowed a Chair of Detection Technology at Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Science, and are interested


Alms. Alms for the GCMS…

Almsco, a division of Markes International, announced that they had launched their TargetView Software package, which has been designed to automate and improve detection and measurement of multiple target chemicals in complex GCMS data sets. The software will allow users to shorten the


Winvale and Universal Detection team up.

Winvale, government procurement consultants to the likes of Northrop, ICx and Rapiscan, have teamed up with Universal Detection Technology (UDT) to sell their range of early warning monitoring technology to various US government agencies. UDT are re-sellers of other detection equipment, such as


Telops scan Poland for orders

Canadian stand off detection company Telops was proud to announce a $1.8 million contract with the Polish Military University of Technology for two of their Hyper Cams. Their hyper spectral imaging devices will be further customised to the Universities requirements – which is to support


Is that a canoe in your pocket?

Smiths Detection, perhaps in timely response to the attempted ass-assassination of Prince bin Nayaf (see below) announced that their B-Scan provided fast, non-intrusive internal and external search for hidden weapons and other contraband. The device uses a smaller dose that backscatter x-ray


You CAD!

General Dynamics Armaments and Technical Products (GDATP) announced that they have launched their I-SCAD, stand off chemical detector. Based on the US Military’s JSLSCAD the I-SCAD will provide customers with on-the-move passive IR detection capability in 360 degrees. Covering a wide spectrum


You can have a bit too…

While the GAO gets its teeth sunk into the FBI the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was also handing out some whup-ass to the DHS for over-spending and delaying efforts in next generation radiological detection. Senators Liebermann and Collins chastised DHS for


Hold me. I’m feeling PROTECTed

Smiths Detection announced that they had been awarded a five year contract from the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) for a continuation of detection systems and an upgrade of their libraries and radiological detection. The system forms part of PROTECT, Program for Response


Smiths news

Smiths announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts for the expansion of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) chemical detection programme - PROTECT. This programme has been running for five years in DC, New York and Boston, and this expansion will see an upgrade


Romania gets better

Romania improved on their already impressive CBRN capability by taking delivery of two NNSA radiological detection vans. The vans, that are equipped with a wide variety of radiological instruments will be operated by the Romanian Border Police at their ports of entry as well as other locations.


Staff Moves

Stephen Johnson moves from consultants SCS to Thales. Tim Picciotti moves to become Vice President and General Manager of Military and Emergency Responder Business in Smiths Detection from being their US Military business leader.


th the Raven – sarin!

Smiths Detection, meanwhile, has its eyes set on loftier heights as they work on UAV chemical detection. Working with ECBC and AeroVironment, manufacturer of the Raven UAV, they will contend with other companies in this field (such as Environics) to allow airborne early warning of chemical


You Ponce!

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed what they think it a high speed test to deal with biological contamination detection. Adrian Ponce within JPL has used a method using dipicolonic acid as a trigger for a luminescing effect on terbium - terbium is the chemical that generates the


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