• 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 Bucharest. I was surprised by her insight and freedom with useful advice, something that she continued during the years that I knew her. As is often the case you need to wait until someone has passed to find out how common this was, and she was mentor and friend to a great deal of people and businesses that will all miss her bitterly. Farewell Virginia from the whole Falcon Team. Official obit can be read by clicking on the link above.

  • Prominent world events, such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Ebola outbreak and the use of chemical weapons in countries such as Syria and Iraq, highlight the vital importance for the US military and first response units worldwide to be prepared for the most demanding of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNe) challenges.

  • 908 Devices, a pioneer of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecule analysis, announced it has been awarded a 10-year fielded contract through the United States Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) omnibus Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle.

  • BILLERICA, Massachusetts – November 28, 2017— Bruker announced a contract to deliver 133 RAID™ M-100 hand-held chemical detectors, which are based on Bruker’s advanced ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technology, to the United States National Guard.

    For deliveries through March 2018, the 133 RAID M-100 units upgrade and enhance the capabilities of the National Guard Homeland Response Force (HRF) and of the CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP).  The RAID M-100s will replace older Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM) detectors that have been in service for many years.

  • 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).

  • Smiths Detection has announced that Narita International Airport Corporation in Japan has ordered 20 high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening.

  • Bertin Technologies has announced the launch of its new SaphyGATE G range of radiation portal monitors. The first devices in this range of portal monitors automatically gauge the potential radioactivity of vehicles, such as trucks and trains, and their loads.

  • When Smiths Detection had a need to quickly demonstrate to an important customer the ability of their LCD series detector family to function in the Arabic language, the challenge of the understandably complex engineering cycles involved in the development of operational equipment arose.

  • SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Ltd have reveled the latest in their line of spectral cameras the Specim IQ.
    The Specim IQ s the world’s first mobile hyperspectral camera that allows you to analyze material samples anywhere, in seconds. Industries ranging from food and health to forensic investigation, recycling, art and agriculture will benefit immensely when their real time mobile monitoring needs are met with a vast variety of applications that SPECIM IQ can offer.
    This camera has been rigorously tested and has potential applications in the fields of forensics, agriculture and art.

  • The U.S. Army Contracting Command and Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), recently announced multiple awards for the $8.27B Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) IDIQ contract vehicle.

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