HSE warning on CBRN capabilties

In a confidential internal assessment carried out for the UK Government on critical unmet needs in the health service, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a warning stating the Government has virtually no capacity to deal with any CBRN incident stemming from an accident or terrorist

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CDP back in the live agent training business

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.

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

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Geritrex, LLC now the distributor of “Dirty Bomb” antidote

Geritrex LLC is now the distributor of the “dirty bomb” antidote Ca-DTPA/Zn-DTPA, Pentetate Calcium Trisodium Injection, and Pentetate Zinc Trisodium Injection (for treatment of plutonium, americium, or curium contaminants).

FLIR Announces New Radiation Detector: the identiFINDER R440

FLIR has announced the FLIR identiFINDER® R440 handheld radioisotope detector and identifier. The FLIR identiFINDER R440 provides homeland security personnel with critical infrastructure protection and military and first responder special teams quick situational assessment during radiological

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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

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Arktis Detection Systems launches Team Arktis to formalize strategic partnerships

Arktis, a leading provider of radiological and nuclear detection services, formally announced its strategic partnership with key industry stakeholders, launching Team Arktis. The launch of Team Arktis is part of the company’s mission to enhance the radiological and nuclear solutions it provides

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Air Force awards contracts for a new ICBM weapon system

The Air Force has announced the award of two technology maturation and risk reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program, the replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM.

FEMA awards ICF $20 million Radiological Emergency Preparedness Contract

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have awarded ICF, a global consulting and technology services provider, a contract valued up to $20.8 million to support education and preparedness programs to protect communities living in proximity to the nation’s nuclear power plants. The

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Virginia Tech develop device expected to track nuclear activity by rogue nations

The multiple year long project, dubbed 'CHANDLER', is expected to prevent the development of nuclear weapons that could be dangerous for the U.S.The system will be used to track neutrinos which are created in large amounts during plant operation, the cast-off neutrinos that escape the reactor

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The Great Elector

John Hart, from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on the potential candidates for leading the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

DHS Prepare Scientists to Testify in Nuclear Smuggling Cases

The successful prosecution of nuclear smuggling cases often hinges on technical evidence and the ability of experts to convey this highly scientific evidence in court. As part of this issue the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office recently took part in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear

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Battelle Wins Contract to Help Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

Battelle announced yesterday it has received a Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Homeland Defense & Security Technical Area Task (HD TAT) award supporting the National Guard Bureau (NGB) Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division.

Argon celebrates 30 years in business and releases a new eBook

Argon Electronics, the global leader in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) and HazMat training systems, celebrates 30 years in business this month and, in commemoration, has released an eBook that explores the three key types of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) training: Live Agent

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Fort Eustis joint military unit deploys to training exercises in Indiana

FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Media are invited to cover Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) members participating in joint training exercises Vibrant Response 17 (VR 17 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and Guardian Response 17 (GR 17) at Muscatatuk Urban Training Center, Indiana, April 24 to 30.

Mad fer it!

The University of Manchester is to lead a consortium to build the next generation of robots that are more durable and perceptive for use in nuclear sites.

Bruker Delivering 300 Hand-Held Chemical Detectors to German BBK

LEIPZIG, Germany – December 21, 2016: Bruker announced that it is in the process of delivering three hundred (300) RAID™ M-100 hand-held chemical detectors based on ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) to the German Civil Defense Authority Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe

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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

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Endeavor Robotics completes move to new advanced robot development centre

Endeavor Robotics (FKA iRobot Defense & Security), the leader in ground robotics for defense, first responders, and the nuclear industry, has completed relocation to a much larger facility at 19 Alpha Road, Suite 101, Chelmsford, MA. The newly configured, state-of-the-art 35,000 sq. ft.

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CBRNe advice for the new US President

With only one week to go until CBRNe Convergence 2016 in San Diego, and the Presidential election results due shortly afterwards, we asked one of our key speakers what CBRN issues the new President will be facing.

See NBC SYS at Euronaval

Find NBC-Sys and its products on stand F7 to find out more about their FREMM colpro protection system

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

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Argon receives first Middle East CBRN PlumeSIM order

The first PlumeSIM order for the Middle East region has been received by Argon, and represents a significant milestone in the company’s growth in this important part of the world.

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.

Arktis opens US office

Arktis Radiation Detectors has announced that it has opened a subsidiary in the United States. Named Arktis Detection Systems Inc and located in Arlington Virginia, the US subsidiary will give the company a base in America from which to support and grow its current operations.

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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