• Endeavor Robotics announced on May 7th that the U.S. Marine Corps had awarded them a $10 million contract for the company’s lightweight, battle-proven FirstLook® robots.

    This latest award follows two other contracts, worth around $24 million, for Endeavor to supply the Marines with the company’s ‘back-packable’ SUGV robot.

    “FirstLook is a small robot with a big technology punch,” said Endeavor Robotics President Tom Frost. “It gives the Marine Corps an advanced, multi-mission robot that’s rugged, easy to carry, and offers greater communications range through superior networked radios.”

  • The Fido® X2 from FLIR Systems is a handheld explosives trace detector featuring field-proven TrueTrace® technology enabling it to detect a broad range of homemade, commercial, and military explosives with best-in-class sensitivity.

    Weighing less than 700 grams the Fido X2 is a truly portable device designed for use at security checkpoints during long periods of high alert. The Fido X2 provides the perfect tool for screening vehicles and personal belongings for explosives residue that might indicate contact with explosives. With full analysis provided in ten seconds or less, security personnel can quickly and accurately screen for threats to mass transit, sporting arenas, and critical infrastructure with confidence.

  • Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th May 2018.
    The show will provide a showcase for Survitec’s CBRN range of products including the Bio Skin and Bio Shell protective suits, with the MilPod personal isolation chamber set to take pride of place.

  • First Line Technology congratulates its technology transfer partner, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on winning the Federal Laboratories Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for 2018. A research team at Dahlgren led by Chris Hodge developed the decontamination solution which is fast, environmentally friendly, easily transportable, and performs better than existing contaminants.

  • MAY 2, 2018 (BAGHDAD, IRAQ) - Federal Resources, the premier single-source provider of customized, integrated solutions to military (Foreign Military Sales) and civilian (Direct Commercial Sale) CBRN incident response teams served as this year’s co-chair of the Iraq 3rd National CBRN Security Coordination Conference held in Baghdad, April 16-19, 2018. This is Federal Resources’ second year participating in the annual conference and is in support of broader Iraqi and U.S. Government (USG) efforts to prevent the proliferation of sensitive or weaponizable CBRN materials and mitigate the use of CBRN WMDs in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

  • Welcome to Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter. In this edition: read how to provide realistic HazMat training for the detection of CWAs; learn how to create realistic and safe HazMat training scenarios; explore balancing realism and reality in radiation safety training and discover the role of personal protective equipment in realistic hazmat training. Enjoy the read!

  • It is with great excitement that we announce the topics and content of this year’s pre-conference workshops. We have brought together world experts to share their first hand experiences with you.

    On the 6th of November we will be holding two workshops, looking at Sensitive site exploitation and Mass fatality incidents.

    To find out more, and to register, head to our event pages http://www.cbrneworld.com/convergence2018/news

  • Proniras Corporation announced in April that it has been awarded a contract potentially worth $89.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop tezampanel as a medical countermeasure for the treatment of nerve agent-induced seizures that are not stopped by current medications. Tezampanel is a small molecule compound that previously had been evaluated in clinical trials as a potential therapy for acute migraine and other neurologic indications and has demonstrated an attractive safety and pharmacokinetic profile in more than 400 human subjects.

  • FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on April 26th that it received a delivery order for 22 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense, in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) DR-SKO Program of Record. The order is valued at $25.6 million, with deliveries extending through the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Tracerco, part of the FTSE100 company, Johnson Matthey Plc, has added to its award-winning range of radiation monitors with two new Personal Electronic Dosimeters (PEDs) – the PED-ER and PED-ER+. With an extended dose rate range of up to 1 Sv/h (100 R/h) and a light, compact, robust and reliable design, the PED-ER and PED-ER+ provide the ultimate radiation monitoring, measurement and management solution for those working in challenging environments.

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