• Tracerco, part of the FTSE100 company, Johnson Matthey Plc, has added to its award-winning range of radiation monitors with two new Personal Electronic Dosimeters (PEDs) – the PED-ER and PED-ER+. With an extended dose rate range of up to 1 Sv/h (100 R/h) and a light, compact, robust and reliable design, the PED-ER and PED-ER+ provide the ultimate radiation monitoring, measurement and management solution for those working in challenging environments.

  • Med-Eng®, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announced it has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with the Med-Eng EOD® 10 bomb suit to protect personnel conducting Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operations. The USAF selected the EOD 10 suit and accessories through a competitive solicitation process that required meeting the new National Institute of Justice Standard 0117.01 (NIJ Standard) for protection against blast, fragmentation, impact and heat, among many other demanding factors. Under the contract, which has a maximum value of $15 million, the USAF may procure up to 305 EOD 10 bomb suits during the five-year term.

  • Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced the successful completion of the Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) for market authorisation of BioThrax® (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) in five Concerned Member States (CMS) within the European Union (EU), including Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the U.K., and France (where it will be marketed as BaciThrax™). Emergent filed the mutual recognition application based on the existing Marketing Authorisation of BioThrax in Germany granted by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut. Following the positive MRP outcome, national licences are due to be issued shortly by the five CMS countries.

  • QinetiQ Group plc recently announced that its US business, QinetiQ North America, has been selected as one of two suppliers for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the US Department of Defense’s Common Robotic System (Individual) (CRS-I) program. 

    QinetiQ will share in a $429,082,857 hybrid contract for two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts that will have an engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of approximately 10 months, during which the contractors will each deliver two run-off test assets that the government will test and evaluate.

    Additionally during the EMD period, the contractors will deliver seven Common Robotic System (individual) systems and eight production representative systems to support government testing and activities, and will provide support for system interoperability profile instantiation conformance test, early security control assessment and penetration assessment (cyber) tests. Once EMD is complete, the government will evaluate the results of the run-off test along with revised price proposals to determine which contractor will be awarded the low-rate initial production phase and convert its multiple award contract to a single award.

  • FLIR and DJI recently announced that they have collaborated for the second time with DJI integrating a FLIR thermal imaging sensor technology into its new DJI Zenmuse XT2 drone camera.

    The XT2 is DJI’s first dual-sensor and most advanced gimbal-stabilized camera for commercial drone applications. The project, which furthers the collaboration between FLIR® and DJI, also joins the ‘Thermal by FLIR’ partner program, which FLIR created to fuel thermal innovation and allow partners to leverage the leadership, quality, and innovation that FLIR’s brand represents in the thermal imaging space.

  • Bertin Instruments will participate in the next S/K Challenge on May 7th to 18th, 2018, at the Dugway test site in the Utah desert (USA).

  • Beginning of September 2017, the US Army contacted Bertin Corp., Bertin’s subsidiary in Washington, to purchase a Second Sight MS detector.
    This instrument is the only chemical standoff gas detection device offering real time surveillance and source localization.

  • The SaphyRAD MS is the latest multi-probe survey meter designed for operations in harsh environment, to be used on military fields or by hazmat teams.

  • Italian fire brigades increased their preparedness level by upgrading their ChemPro100 chemical detectors to the latest ChemPro100i version.

  • In a recent press release Metrohm announced the details of their new handheld material identification system, the Mira DS.
    This new, handheld material identification system has been designed for police, hazmat teams, bomb technicians, and military personnel. At the push of a button, the Mira DS identifies illicit substances and explosives.

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