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

Press release: Latest edition of CBRNe World magazine now published

For all the latest news, technology, information and features from around the globe, pick up your copy of CBRNe World Magazine today. You won’t want to miss our key feature this month exploring the New Jersey Corrections CBRN Unit.

Smiths Detection’s TRACE-PRO™ now identifies the explosive - TATP

Watford, 14 September, 2016 – Smiths Detection’s newly launched TRACE-PRO™, a non-radioactive, hand-held explosive threat detector, now has the additional capability to detect and identify TATP (Triacetone Triperoxide). This was the explosive substance used in the terrorist attack in Brussels


REBS downselected for JUPITR

The REBS, cost-effective technology, passes government testing with “live agents” and will be deployed to the Republic of Korea as part of the DoD’s JUPITR program.

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Smiths Detection news

Smiths Detection Inc. announced a $17.2 million follow-on production order from the U.S. Army for additional Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program and the plans for an acquisition of Morpho.

Cobalt Light Systems Launches RESOLVE

Cobalt Light Systems Launches RESOLVE - A New Handheld System for Through-Barrier Hazmat, Explosives and Narcotics ID

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


Cobalt of lightning

Cobalt Light Systems Launches the Insight200M Liquid Explosive Detection System

FLIR Introduces Fido X2 Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

FLIR's Fido X2 Handheld Explosives Trace Detector, a cost-effective sensing instrument with best-in-class detection sensitivity for law enforcement agencies. With an unprecedented user-friendly interface, the Fido X2 features FLIR’s proprietary TrueTrace technology to quickly and accurately


FLIR Releases Griffin 844 Desktop Trace Detector for Enhanced Security Screening

FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Griffin 844, the latest addition to its Griffin 800-series desktop chemical trace detector product line used by security officials to screen personal belongings, parcels, cargo, skin, vehicles, and other surfaces for explosives and narcotics


Smiths Detection Launches HI-SCAN 6040C, A New Generation of X-ray

Smiths Detection launches HI-SCAN 6040C, a compact checkpoint scanner designed specifically to screen hand-carried items in the entrance areas of public buildings.

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Russia's chemical weapon destruction continues

All chemical weapons at the Shchuchye facility in the Kurgan region have now been destroyed - only two sites left until complete destruction

DSEI day one highlights

DSEI is one of Europe's largest defence shows and as such is used for a number of product launches for Europe if not worldwide

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.

Cobalt Receives the 2015 Queen's Award for Enterprise

Cobalt Light Systems has been named as a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award – in the category of International trade – is the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

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Tracerco, part of the Johnson Matthey group, has added to its range of award winning radiation monitors with a family of Personal Electronic Dosimeters (PEDs).

The development of the extended range follows the success of the original dosimeter, the TracercoTM PED-IS, which was launched in...

Bruker De-tector passes ECAC

The Bruker Detection division today announced that the DE-tector has successfully met the new European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process of Security Equipment (CEP) for airport checkpoint screening of passengers and baggage

The new HAZMAT Playbook

Alluviam’s HazMasterG3 Version 18 delivers exclusive HazMAT Quick Start best-practices playbook to responders, is endorsed by HazMatIQ and has been adopted for use in their HMEIQ training program for military and civilian hazardous materials response and EOD teams.


Mitch Wells, Director of R&D, Mass Spectrometry at Flir Systems, Inc has been added to the panel of expert speakers at the Convergence pre-Conference 'Novel Explosives Threat 'workshop , hosted at the Suffolk County Fire Academy on the 28th of October. Mitch will discuss the issue of IMS vs MS


A busy year

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

Andy Weber departs OASD

Andy Weber, Assistant Secretary at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, resigned last week.

908 Devices land some TSWG cash

908 Devices announced that they had received a $2.6 million award from TSWG for further development of their mass spectrometry

Assault and battery

UK Civil Aviation Authority awards contract to Rapiscan to detect lithium batteries in air cargo

Phoenix Force

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

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.

Funding news

While we might not be seeing a return to the grant funding 'boom' times, we are seeing a activity in grant funding... sadly, for first responders at least, it is getting less.

908 pass testing hurdle

90 Devices announce that their HPMS handheld device has passed MRI Global's testing and met or exceeded expectations.

Raising our standards

Falcon Consultancy provide the new ASTM Standard for explosive trace detectors

Falcon helps beat the habit

Falcon Consultancy & Cranfield University include Schedule One narcotics to their narcotics detector testing and evaluation portfolio

Convergence brochure now up

The first brochure for CBRNe Convergence is now available for download. Information on speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, workshops and much, much more.

Nearly one month from Ghouta

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

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


RCMP arrest two in attempted bombing

Two Canadian born citizens have been arrested in connection with a terrorist plot to bomb the BC Legislature in Victoria, Canada.

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