• FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.

    The Other Transaction Authority Agreement (OTA) is valued at $28.7 million, with execution extending through mid-2022. A modified version of the FLIR Griffin™ G510 will form the basis of FLIR’s MPCAD solution.

  • AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) announced on October 1st that AirBoss Defense, the defense products line of its Engineered Products segment, has been awarded an IDIQ contract from the US Department of Defense for the manufacture of up to 1,620,000 pairs of AirBoss Molded Glove (AMG) chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) protective gloves. The contract consists of an initial base year and two option years and is expected to be worth up to an aggregate amount of US$36.5 million, assuming 1,620,000 pairs of AMGs are sold. To date, AirBoss Defense has received two orders for a total of 540,000 pairs of AMGs, worth approximately US$11.4 million. The delivery period for this initial order is anticipated to be from Q4 2018 through Q4 2019.

  • On October 1st FLIR Systems announced they have received an award for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) from the from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program. The Other Transaction Authority Agreement (OTA) is valued at $28.7 million, with execution extending through mid-2022.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today begins a new approach to its research and development (R&D) mission with a new organizational structure that will improve its ability to more rapidly transition technology capabilities into operations and enable it to quickly respond to emerging threats.

    “We no longer have the luxury of time to do traditional R&D, so we must change if we are to get ahead of threats cycles and keep pace with rapid innovation,” said William N. Bryan, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “We are improving our R&D business practices to make it easier for industry, including the start-up community, to work with us.”

  • To expand U.S. health security and prepare for the potential use of smallpox virus in bioterrorism attacks against the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will purchase additional doses of a smallpox antiviral medication called TPOXX for the Strategic National Stockpile and will work with Siga Technologies of New York City to develop an intravenous (IV) formulation of the drug.

  • ECOTEST, an experienced developer and manufacturer of over 30 high-quality radiation measurement instruments and systems, is pleased to bring you the MKS-UM, a new generation survey meter designed for use by Military Forces.

    MKS-UM is a full-range radiation survey device in field conditions. It is designed on the basis of MKS-U, which gained an excellent reputation under severe desert conditions during peacekeeping mission in the Middle East.

  • Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, announced on September 27th that it has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”), an agency of the US Department of Defense, under a previously announced agreement, to develop a next-generation Radionuclide Identification Device to meet future military operational challenges. The funding, which totals $1.8 million, will be delivered over the two-year project period. 

  • Luxfer will be holding the European launch of their highly acclaimed ECLIPSE cylinder at the Congres NATIONAL DES SAPEURS-POMPIERS 2018, taking place in Bourg-en-Bresse 26 - 29 September 2018.

    The Eclipse is considered the the world’s lightest SCBA cylinder for Firefighter life support. Luxfer’s launch of the ECLIPSE cylinder at the U.S. FDIC exhibition in April was received with global acclaim.  ECLIPSE is an acronym for Extra-lightweight Cylinders by Luxfer for Industry Professionals in SCBA Environments. 

  • Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents.

    According to FedBizOpps, Chemring received a potential $838.5M contract and Smiths Detection a potential $667.3M contract under the XM12 Aerosol & Vapor Chemical Agent Detector program.

  • Luxfer, the most trusted name for high-pressure gas cylinders worldwide and the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure composite and aluminium cylinders, showcased several of their highly acclaimed ECLIPSE cylinders on Interspiro’s stand (D71) at the Emergency Services Show (ESS) which took place at Birmingham NEC on 19/20th September.

    Birmingham NEC on 19/20th September.  https://www.emergencyuk.com
    Interspiro, which develops premium respiratory protection and equipment for firefighting, emergency escape, diving and rescue operations, has been using Luxfer self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and life-support cylinders for over 15 years. The company supplies military, police, industries, shipping companies and rescue services all over the world with exceptional products for extreme situations.  Luxfer is the world’s most widely used cylinder brand for these applications, with their products designed and tested to meet or exceed all applicable global standards.

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