• 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.

  • Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS) has announced the recent award of a $21 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s Viral Disease Branch. Under the contract CNTS will provide scientific and technical support for infectious disease research during the next five years.
    The Viral Disease Branch conducts infectious disease research, with an emphasis on viral disease threats such as dengue, Zika, influenza, adenovirus and other infections that pose a potential risk to service men and women.

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the appointment of Tony Russell as the new Superintendent of the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP).  Russell replaces Mike King, who the Agency announced will be moving to FEMA’s Field Operations Directorate.

  • Avon Protection has received NIOSH CBRN approval on its AvonAir™ modular powered air range consisting of the EZAir, MP-PAPR and CS-PAPR. The single filter Avon EZAir is the smallest and lightest CBRN powered respirator available with cost of ownership per use at nearly half that of PAPRs. The low profile MP-PAPR provides supreme user comfort through its unique flexible construction and hydration integration capability. The market leading in-mission response flexibility of the CS-PAPR provides the tools necessary to keep pace with rapidly changing threats. These three modular CBRN hardened systems provide the level of protection needed to meet ever-changing mission demands.

  • Avon Rubber p.l.c recently confirmed, further to the November 2017 announcement that it was the preferred bidder for the MoD General Service Respirator Agreement, that Avon Protection has been awarded a five year contract for the resupply and in-service support of its General Service Respirator (GSR).

  • The recent Skripal case shows how far the CBRN capability in the UK has dropped

  • Environics has received a new purchase order for CBRN reconnaissance vehicle from Indonesian Ministry of Defence. Environics has already delivered three similar CBRN reconnaissance vehicles to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence between 2015-2017. The fourth vehicle delivery will take place in 2018. Vehicles includes equipment for detecting, identifying and sampling CBRN agents in a safe, protected working environment.

  • Avon Protection has been selected as the supplier to the UK MOD for their Liquid Decontamination Containment Systems, following an MOD competitive tender for the capture, transfer and containment of liquid waste units.

  • Dr. Vil Mirzayanov talks to Gwyn Winfield about the prospect of Novichoks being used in Salisbury

  • Nuclear radiation detection specialist Arktis Radiation Detectors has expanded its worldwide network by opening a new office in the UK at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

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