• 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.

  • Police in Germany have issued an arrest warrant for a 29 year old Tunisian man after Ricin was discovered in his apartment in Cologne.

    Public prosecutors suspect the Tunisian citizen of violating the War Weapons Control Act and are investigating whether he was preparing a “serious act of violent subversion.”

  • Bruker Detection is proud to announce the launch of CBRNet™, the first purpose designed CBRNe network to link sensors to decision makers. CBRNet™ provides a Recognised CBRNe Picture, giving near real time vision of deployed sensors and allowing fast, effective decision making that will save lives. CBRNet™ professional staff provide clients with 24/7 operational, technical and scientific support from dedicated facilities in Leipzig, Germany. The CBRNet™ package of equipment and services is based around three core pillars of activity: operations, training, and fleet management. CBRNet™ launches today at Eurosatory in Paris (German Pavilion HG630). For more detailed information on CBRNetTM visit the Bruker Detection website https://bit.ly/2sGtdFf

  • Rigaku Analytical Devices, a leading pioneer of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers, announces the addition of QuickDetect™ mode, a capability that provides automated colorimetrics for trace or non-visible amounts to its existing Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer.  This new feature removes the human-error and subjectivity of traditional color reagent kits and will be demonstrated this week at the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) International Hazmat Conference in Baltimore, MD, USA.

  • At Yokota Air Base in Japan airmen have used a 3D printer and some ingenuity to modify a standard-issue respirator into an aircraft oxygen system, potentially saving millions of dollars and improving aircrew safety.

    Yokota’s 374th Maintenance Squadron and 374th Operations Support Squadron came up with the idea of hooking up an M-50 joint-service, general-purpose mask, to an aircraft during a brainstorming session.

  • CBRNe Convergence 2018 Call for Papers is now live.

    If you, or a colleague, have a paper you’d like to present to your peers, colleagues, responders, then we have an open call. Any paper justifiably related to CBRNe or HazMat will be considered by our panel of experts.

    Successful individuals can be considered for a poster or a speaking slot in the ‘Call for Papers’ section. Speaking slots will be 20 minutes and if accepted also include a poster. Those that are selected to speak will also receive the privilege of having their paper published in CBRNe World.

    Speakers also will receive free entry and accommodation for the duration of the conference and workshops. Poster submissions will receive a 20% discount off government delegate rates.

    Deadline for submissions is August 31st 2018.

    All papers should be emailed to zoe.rutherford@cbrneworld.net

  • 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 Aerial System (UAS), and FLIR’s next generation Black Hornet 3 nano-UAV adds the ability to navigate in GPS-denied environments, enabling the warfighter to maintain situational awareness, threat detection, and surveillance no matter where the mission takes them.

  • Eurosatory 2018, June 11-15, Paris, Israel Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand ‎#CD-678

    Supergum Industries Ltd. a leading manufacturer of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protective solutions and systems for military, homeland security, and civilian applications, introduces its new solutions for detection of CBRN hazards. The company’s Sampling Kit allows collection of samples to identify substances and their concentration. The Active Air Sample enables sampling of the air to confirm full air decontamination.

  • DxTerity Diagnostics has declared conformity with the requirements of the European In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (98/79/EC) and has applied the CE mark to the REDI-Dx® Radiation Biodosimetry Test for the quantitative estimation of the absorbed ionizing radiation dose after a nuclear event.

  • A new flyer for the Mass Fatality Pre-Conference Workshop is now available for you to view here http://www.cbrneworld.com/_uploads/upcoming_event_downloads/CBRNe_Mass_Fatality_Flyer_v2_web.pdf

    This promises to be an extremely interesting workshop hosted by a panel of experts with first hand experience of four, high profile, mass fatality incidents. Spaces for he workshop are limited so head to our event page and register now to avoid missing out http://www.cbrneworld.com/convergence2018

    As a special offer for this workshop we are offering those in death related professions, Pathologists, Medical Examiners, Coroner’s, Pathologists Assistants etc. the option to be able to attend this workshop only without having to register for the entire Convergence. If you would like more details about this, please contact zoe.rutherford@cbrneworld.net

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