• Swiss venture capital firms b-to-v Partners AG and Aventic Partners AG have joined existing investors in committing $10m in new funding to help develop next generation systems

  • LEIPZIG, Germany – December 21, 2016:  Bruker announced that it is in the process of delivering three hundred (300) RAID™ M-100 hand-held chemical detectors based on ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) to the German Civil Defense Authority Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK).  The BBK contract includes an option for further units, once the initial tranche has been delivered.

  • The Dr. Billy Richardson Award for young NBC Researchers recognizes young leaders who are committed to nuclear, biological and chemical defense. Winkel is the third Battelle researcher to win this award. An 11-year employee at Battelle, Winkel has tested joint service general purpose masks and various types of chemical detection equipment, participated in field tests with tracer gases to validate contaminant transport models, and conducted field tests with the explosives detection canines that, among other roles, secure the nation’s airports.

  • A practical demonstration from London’s Metropolitan Police on scene characterisation and evidence recovery at a CBRN incident, will be one of the key draws at CBRNe Convergence Europe in London in May 2017.

  • A capital opportunity to explore the four key stages of CBRN defence with world-renowned experts from a wide variety of disciplines and organisations, is on offer as part of CBRNe Convergence Europe in London in May 2017.

  • Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd has announced that it has been awarded funding to carry out further work as part of a new contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) within DARPA’s SIGMA Program.

  • Always wanted to meet Kevin Lacz, author of “The Last Punisher” and veteran of the Battle of Ramadi? Then head to Federal Resources 4th annual ExperienceFR Exhibition, scheduled for December 8, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia.

  • The psychological impact of a CBRN incident and public reaction to mass decontamination, will be among the key topics to be explored as part of the packed three-day programme for CBRNe Convergence Europe, taking place in London early next year.

  • Endeavor Robotics (FKA iRobot Defense & Security), the leader in ground robotics for defense, first responders, and the nuclear industry, has completed relocation to a much larger facility at 19 Alpha Road, Suite 101, Chelmsford, MA. The newly configured, state-of-the-art 35,000 sq. ft. facility has been outfitted for advanced robot design, development, manufacture, and for sustained company growth.

  • SpectroDrone is the world’s first sensor system capable of detecting explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other chemical compounds from a safe, standoff distance.

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