• A massive bag of sex toys brought Berlin’s Schönefeld airport to a stand still on August 10, 2018. Security personnel were alerted to the piece of luggage when a routine x-ray flagged the items to be suspicious.

    As it was unclear as to the precise nature of the contents of the bag security issued an alert closing the terminal whilst they investigated.

     

     

  • As announced at the CWD Conference in May, the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition seeking low technology readiness level proposals for innovative technologies in accessing, disabling and destroying chemical and biological munitions and improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. 

    The competition will be launched on 26 September 2018 in London and information is now available on DASA’s website.  If you are interested in attending please register your expression of interest by 5pm on 12 September 2018. 

    Please see DASA website for more details https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dont-blow-it-safely-eliminating-chemical-and-biological-munitions-on-the-battlefield.

    Please note any queries regarding the event should be sent to accelerator@dstl.gov.uk

  • As part of the EC project Encircle - European CBRN Innovation for the market cluster - the team behind it are looking for input from the CBRN community.

    By providing the project with your views, opinions, and thoughts on current needs and gaps in the sector, you can help move the project in the right direction to provide innovative solutions for the CBRN community.

    This information gathering is being conducted in the form of a short, anonymous, survey that can be found here http://encircle-cbrn.eu/resources/encircle-questionnaires/

    Head over to the Encircle site and see what the project is working on and how it is aiming to strengthen European industry by creating the tools and strategies that are needed to consolidate the EU CBRN communities of suppliers and practitioners in order to strengthen the field of CBRN safety, security and defence in the European Union http://encircle-cbrn.eu/

  • PATSY (aircrew CBRN protection) – the supply of a below neck CBR protective clothing system for aircrew.

    The Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Protection Delivery Team (CBRN DT) is seeking Expressions of Interest from parties wishing to be considered for the supply of a Below Neck CBR Protective Clothing System for Aircrew (Category D).

    One of the key drivers for the programme is to provide the required level of Below Neck CBR protection (Key User Requirement) whilst imposing the minimum physiological burden on the wearer.

    The selected contractor will be responsible for the supply of a Below Neck System (BNS) for approximately 524 aircrew personnel requiring 3 systems per person (approx.1,572), plus additional trials and training sets (approx. 50) to be determined at Invitation to Tender (ITT).

  • 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, fit testing models, and decontamination and disposal.

    The guide is free of charge and you can access the pdf file by clicking this link https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-166/pdfs/2018-166-508.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2018166

  • We are pleased to announce that we have a new media partner for Convergence 2018 in the form of Counter Terror Business.

    Counter Terror Business is a specialist quarterly publication distributed to heads of security, intelligence officers, procurement officials and department heads in local and central government. Its target audience includes the Intelligence Services, Police, Fire, Ambulance & Rescue Services, Home Office, Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces, Environment Agencies, Border Control, Customs, Aviation and Port Authorities, heads of private sector concerns and organisations involved in National Security/ Defence.  Regular features include: Counter Terrorism strategies, the latest news from Local / Central Government, Armed Forces and Blue Light Services, CBRN, Terrorist Financing & Fraud, Identity Theft, Cyber Terrorism, Emergency Planning, Crisis Management, Event and Public Spaces Security, Specialist Training. We are Media Partner to the sectors’ leading events. Email: jake.deadman@psigroupltd.co.uk for more details.

    Also take a look a look at the Counter Terror Business website to see more on what they have to offer, including the latest issue of Counter Terror Business magazine http://www.counterterrorbusiness.com/

  • Our new convergence programme is available for you to view over on our event page, head over to www.cbrneworld.com/convergence2018 to download.

  • 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 United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) program led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). The order is valued at $4 million with deliveries beginning in July 2018.

  • You still have time to submit an abstract for this year’s call for papers, the deadline of August 31st is just over a month away, don’t delay send yours to zoe.rutherford@cbrneworld.net today!

    CBRNe Convergence Congress & Exhibition, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida USA - 6 November - 8 November 2018. The most important annual congress for the global CBRNE community now in its 11th year! http://www.cbrneworld.com/convergence2018

    Do you or a colleague have an interesting piece of research you would like to share with the CBRN community? Perhaps you’ve undertaken work in decontamination methods you think could benefit others? Or you’ve developed a new TTP or piece of technology?

    The call is open for any paper justifiably related to CBRNe or HazMat and, if chosen, you will get a chance to present your paper to peers, colleagues, and responders from across the globe as well as having your paper published in CBRNe World magazine! All papers will be submitted to our panel of experts and judged on applicability.

     

  • Berkeley Nucleonics (BNC) has released its latest in Backpack Radiation Detectors, the Model SAMPack 120-D. The new design includes dual scintillation detectors which deliver unmatched directionality functions.

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