Low cost CBRN UAVs?

University of Sheffield leads the way in cheap, 3D printed, UAVs.

The Argon Knight

Tim Knight to join Argon Electronics as Business Development Manager

908 unveil their handheld MS

908 Devices have launched their M908 (did you see what they did there!), which they describe as the world’s first and only handheld tool utilizing high-pressure mass spectrometry (HPMS) for trace-level chemical detection and identification

TSI announce acquisition of Enwave Optronics

Precision instrumentation, and bio detector FLAPS, manufacturer TSI announced that it had acquired the business assets and Raman Spectroscopy Technology from Enwave Optronics, Inc.

Argon and Canberra sign partnership agreement

Argon Electronics are now able to expand their range of training devices by being able, under licence, to manufacture Canberra simulators.

Nearly one month from Ghouta

After nearly a month of political activity after the events of 21 August where are we now?

Argon Electronics 'twofer'

Argon Electronics announced that they had fulfilled a UK MoD contract in record time and that they now offer the Thermo FH40 G-SIM.

FLIR's Griffin can now detect synthetic drugs with expanded library

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it has expanded the drug target library for the Griffin 824 Trace Detection Mass Spectrometer to include common designer drugs found in bath salts and herbal incense (K2/Spice) products, in addition to existing illegal drugs.

US Army continues efforts to improve detection at fraction of cost

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is currently researching alternative technologies to better test suspicious powders to determine if they are a chemical or biological agent. A key technology they are studying, adenosine triphosphate (ATO)-based technology, allows for high


Andrew Johnston submits explosive detection abstract for ISADE 2013

ISADE (International Symposium on the Analysis and Detection of Explosives) has received an abstract from Falcon Communications based on the explosive detector standards work and PhD that they sponsor. The symposium is held every three years and in 2013 it is organised by three Dutch


Draeger launch flame detector for chemical sector

With high risk processes and flammable chemicals, sophisticated flame detection is one of the highest priorities in the chemical and petrochemical industries; and with the new Flame 3000, Draeger Safety UK are helping keep workers protected round the clock.

CBR Mass Casualty/Patient Decontamination RFI

The U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (USAMSSA), in conjunction with the Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (JRO-CBRND), is seeking information on products, technologies, and approaches that support the mass casualty/patient...

US Next Generation Chemical Detector program gathers speed

Despite the effects of budget cuts in the US they still press on at the forefront of CBRN research and procurement with the evolution of a request for proposals and draft specifications for their Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) program. Planned for release in 3rd quarter 2013 it plans


ORTEC® Wins Contract


ORTEC® Wins Contract to Provide High-Purity Germanium Spectroscopic Portal Monitors at Abu Dhabi’s New Port of Khalifa

Bruker DE-tector passes

Bruker DE-tector passes the enhanced ASTM trace explosive detection standard .

Press Release

Researchers at Aldrich Materials Science have discovered an innovative way to design an important class of 3-D hybrid structures under completely liquid-free conditions.

News Release


Government Of Canada invests in improved chemical detector training for the...

Press Release: FLIR

FLIR’s Fido® X3 passes the enhanced ASTM trace explosive detection standard with flying colours

UK CBRN call for proposals


This month's issue of CBRNe World contains an article from the UK Centre for Defence Enterprise on calls for proposals for hazard management. Further details in the main article.

MOD calls for ideas on IED detection

MOD scientists are calling on the innovative ideas of UK industry and academia as they look to enhance improvised explosive device (IED) detector technology.

Bruker press release

Bruker's Novel PHOTON 100(TM) X-ray Detector for Crystallography Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award

CDE call for research proposals

Generation-after-next chemical, biological and radiological hazard mitigation systems

Synthetic scent hounds

Nanostructured sensor for the detection of very low concentrations of explosive

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…

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...

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