Don’t Blow It! Phase 2 Launch Event.

DASA is inviting expressions of interest for a launch event on 1 October 2019 for our 'Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield' competition.

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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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Train carrying explosives and hazardous materials derails

A train carrying munitions and hazardous material derailed in Elko County, Nevada, on June 19.

Nevada Highway Patrol said the derailment involved around nine flat cars, two tankers and three box cars, but the number that went off the tracks has not been confirmed. No injuries were

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Pesticide incident douses 63

An incident involving pesticide in Tulare County, California, has resulted in 63 people being treated or hospitalized. 

The pesticide Hexythiazox was being applied to an orchard using a truck with a spray rig attached when winds suddenly blew the spray towards dozens of field

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FBI investigates as Ricin scare prompts evacuation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances around an evacuation at a University of Minnesota apartment building this week due to reports of Ricin.

It was reported by CBS Minnesota that a student who lived in the complex called 911 on Tuesday, May 7th, saying she had eaten Ricin,

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Cyanide Letters Sent in Name of Aum Shinrikyo

On Friday January 25th a total of nine companies in Japan received blackmail letters containing a white powder substance which was later confirmed to be Cyanide. 

The letters were sent to various companies including pharmaceutical manufacturers and a newspaper publisher. The

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India test-fires its longest range nuclear capable ballistic missile

India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000 km, from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. According to defence forces, this is the seventh trial of the surface-to-surface missile.

Deadly stampede caused by pepper spray?

Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy.

Witnesses have reported that a teenage boy sprayed an irritating substance leading to the mad rush by the crowd to flee the area. Police have confirmed that a

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DroneShield launch DroneNode

DroneShield is pleased to announce a launch of the additional product DroneNodeTM, in response to end-user requirements.

DroneNodeTM is an evolution of the Company’s existing DroneCannonTM product, a portable, compact and inconspicuous counterdrone jamming device which can be utilised at...

S&T is Creating a Market for Affordable International Responder Tech

First responders around the globe share a common mission to ensure the safety and security of the people they serve, as they often respond to complex and evolving natural and manmade disasters. To respond more effectively, safely and efficiently to both small and large-scale emergencies, the

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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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ASPR expands corporate partnership

A strategic partnership will expand between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The expansion will focus on the development of innovative products to combat

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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)...

S&T’s Modernized Technology Research & Development Process

Supporting Joint Innovation Efforts through Public-Private Partnerships.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) continues a long tradition of working closely with the private sector to develop innovative technology with a new Long-Range Broad...

FLIR receives $28.7m award for MPCAD from US Army

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.

The Other Transaction Authority...

FLIR receives $28.7m award for NGCD from US Army

On October 1st FLIR Systems announced they have received an award for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) from the from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the

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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...

Chemring NGCD Win

Chemring's US based subsidiary, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD1).

Alluviam Releases HazMasterG3

Alluviam has recently announced the release of the HazMasterG3, adding adaptive, mission specific CBRNE UI, and other advanced tools.

Changing mission requirements, from responding to improvised warfare agent contamination in Syria, site exploitation of clandestine labs, or responding to...

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),

Cheming downselected for NGCD

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been notified that it has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector

ResQ Me!

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...

NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory protection equipment for CBRN, respirator selection,

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FLIR receives $4m delivery order, supporting joint US forces in Korea

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today it has received a delivery order for FLIR IBAC ™ 2 biological agent detector systems to support the United States (U.S.) Forces Korea (USFK). The delivery order is under a 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the Joint

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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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FLIR announces identiFINDER R200-GN Spectroscopic PRD

FLIR announced the launch of their FLIR identiFINDER R200-GN spectroscopic personal radiation detector (SPRD), their latest addition to the identiFINDER R200-Series handheld radiation security solutions. The rugged, pager-sized FLIR identiFINDER R200-GN SPRD can detect neutrons, in addition

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FLIR Guide to Trace Explosives Detectors

FLIR Systems has announced a new guidebook for CBRNE professionals entitled '10 Things You Need to Know About Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors’.

The Fourth is with you… always

The recent Special Session at the OPCW could have major ramifications for the future of the organisation

Encircle at Eurosatory

To improve its resilience to new CBRN attacks and threats, the EU needs a specialized, competitive, efficient, and sustainable industry. Capitalizing on its experience in the EDEN Demonstration Project, other CBRN relevant projects, and in the CBRN market and supply chain, the European

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CW destruction resumes at Pueblo

After a nine-month shut down for repairs, the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been brought back online and is to resume destruction of the US CW stockpile.

The highly automated plant began a gradual restart this week, it could however take around 60 days to return to full operation.

FLIR announce launch of next-generation Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

FLIR Systems, Inc. have announced the launch of the Black Hornet® 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for use by global militaries, government agencies, and first responders. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is already the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned

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Next generation radiation detection devices wins government a KTP top rating

A UK company, with a base in Huddersfield, is pioneering the development and manufacture of compact, technically-advanced electronic devices that detect and monitor radiation. The devices, similar in size and cost to a smartphone, are being sold around the world and the firm’s close research

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Reducing the Spread of Ebola Through Proper Decontamination

New Study by CDC finds \"Only 5% Peracetic Acid consistently reduced EBOV titers in dried blood\"

Treating patients with the Ebola virus (EBOV) is difficult and dangerous. Ebola virus patients can expel several liters of bodily fluids in a day. Every surface they touch can be a source of...

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