• Endeavor has revealed design details and images of their Scorpion Robot which was designed for the US Army’s Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS-I) program.

    Announced in April, Endeavor is one of two finalists now in a run-off to provide the Army with a new multi-mission, ‘back-packable’ UGV weighing less than 25 lbs. Potentially worth more than $400 million, the contract to build up to 3,000 robots is scheduled to be awarded early next year.

  • Arktis Radiation Detectors has deepened its relationship with BrightSpec NV/SA, signing an exclusive license agreement to distribute the BrightSpec Compact Digital Multi-Channel Analyzer (‘bMCA’) in the US Homeland Security market, via its subsidiary Arktis Detection Systems of Crystal City, VA.

    Arktis detection products include fixed and relocatable radiation portal monitors, lightweight and covert vehicle mounted systems, and a scalable ultra-light detector for unmanned aerial vehicles. The products already benefit from low-cost, He3-free neutron detection and from a unique open system architecture which allows customers to select from a variety of software and hardware subsystems.

  • The US Air Force has started to field its Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) for helicopter aircraft as part of a larger effort to shield its personnel against contamination from weapons of mass destruction.

    The JSAM provides better protection against CBRN contamination and is currently being fielded on the HH-60G Pave Hawk and UH-1N Huey aircraft.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has posted topics for the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 19.1 Pre-Solicitation. The Pre-Solicitation contains 10 topic descriptions, eight from the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and two from the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office.

  • Leidos have announced they have been awarded a a contract by the DOD, worth $118 million, to provide the administrative and technical services necessary to support the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile demilitarization facilities. The single award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a one-year base followed by nine option years.

  • It’s only a week to go until International Security Expo!  Make sure you sign up here: www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/register to ensure you have your ticket. 

    The show will bring over 300 exhibitors, NEW Protecting Urban Spaces Demonstrator Area, live demos, CPD accredited conferences and workshops.  Join us at the show where we will be exhibiting on stand M93. 

    Networking drinks will be held on Day 1 from 5-9pm on the Gallery level at the show.  Look forward to seeing you there.

  • The International Security Expo 28-29 November, 2019, provides a unique platform for the entire security industry to come together to source products, share experience and gain the knowledge needed to address current and emerging security challenges. It and all of the conferences are free-to-attend and unite the entire security community allowing shared learning and collaboration from Government, CNI, Law Enforcement, Military, Major Events, Transport & Borders, Cyber Security, Facilities and Public and Private sectors.

    A key theme running through the two days of the expo is that of innovation and many new technologies will be on display, ranging from a cost effective British built drone with thermal and optical zoom cameras that has a flight time of an hour, to the Protecting Urban Spaces feature.  This new immersive demonstration area will showcase physical products, technologies and have live scenarios to illustrate how urban spaces can be protected from mass casualty terrorist attacks.

    This year CBRNe World will be at ISEC on booth M93, come and talk to us about our Convergence events in Canada and Nashville, as well as our Asymmetric HVE and Stadium Threats event we are holding at Manchester United in June 2019.

  • Today, November 21, 2018, the world’s first ever drone standards are being released by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

    These new, long awaited, standards have been developed after several years of global collaboration between standards institutions from across the world and are expected to trigger rapid acceleration of growth within the drone industry as organisations throughout the world are galvanised to adopt drone technology against a new background of reassurance on safety and security. The new Standards will play an essential role in guiding how drones are used safely and effectively in a framework of regulatory compliance.

    The ISO Draft International Standards for Drone Operations are formally released today for public consultation, with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public being invited to submit comments by 21 Jan 2019 with final adoption of these Standards expected in the US, UK and worldwide in 2019. 

  • It was announce on Tuesday November 20th that through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is partnering with industry to evaluate first responder technologies. DHS, industry partners and 13 local Houston-area public safety agencies will integrate existing first responder technology with DHS-developed and commercial technology during a HAZMAT scenario. The Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Harris County Operational Experimentation (OpEx) is scheduled to take place December 4-5 at the Port of Houston.

  • It was announced on Friday that the Trump administration plans to accuse Iran of violating the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, which outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons.

    The plan is to apparently announce, at some point this week, that Iran has continued to maintain facilities, and equipment, used to produce CWAs.

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