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A bubble for armoured vehicles

A bubble for armoured vehicles

Proengin introduces a new CBRN protection system to cope with new threats Forces must now consider seriously the integration on vehicles of a robust, fast and reliable CBRN detection system for not only threat awareness but also soldier protection  In a context of...

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The art of the normal

The art of the normal

Craig Duff relates the evolution of the hand-held RIID - from cumbersome baggage to palm-of-the-hand capability Wearable gamma-neutron spectrometers are increasingly seen as must-have pieces of equipment by radiological specialists in the armed forces, the police...

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On the nuclear front line

On the nuclear front line

Pauline Gareau explains how to mitigate the effects of radiological contamination The expansion of nuclear power in many countries, including many under construction in Asia, as well as permanent nuclear submarines, pose the risk of nuclear accident or terrorist...

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Casting RAMAN LIGHT on opioids

Casting RAMAN LIGHT on opioids

Jose Jimenez explains how the Raman device – the Rigaku ResQ CQL - successfully fulfils the need for fast identification of fentanyl, new psychoactive substances (NPS), and other synthetic opioids The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has not deterred the traffic and...

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TERROR at the Capitol

TERROR at the Capitol

Andy Oppenheimer looks into the lack of police and military response to the worst-ever domestic terror attack on the US seat of government On 6 January, a mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building while lawmakers were counting...

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Exercises in Lebanon

Exercises in Lebanon

Andrea D’Angelo and Lt Col Andrea Gloria describe a major CBRN interagency training programme Lebanon has increased its activities in CBRN risk mitigation in response to the rising risk of CBRN events and smuggling of hazardous products through Lebanese territory. In...

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Vaccines vs the Variants

Vaccines vs the Variants

Col Zyg Dembek delivers an update on progress in the vaccination effort and asks if we can look to a Covid-free future By mid-June 2021, almost 42% of the US population had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with about 52% having received one vaccine dose. In the...

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When the going gets tough

When the going gets tough

Katja Kiukas describes the benefits of CBRN monitoring and military armoured vehicles from Environics. Operations under evolving threat scenariosThreat landscapes on modern battlefields are typically complex and evolving - challenging survivability, combat...

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Iran: BREAKOUT time

Iran: BREAKOUT time

Samantha Rubinsztejn recounts Iran’s latest nuclear developments For the first time since the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran began enriching uranium at 20% at its Fordow facility in January 2021. According to the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), the country is able...

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SPECIAL XPLOSIVE SUPPLEMENT: X-ray integration

SPECIAL XPLOSIVE SUPPLEMENT: X-ray integration

VCsecurity presents a sophisticated solution for Counter-IED professionals and explains how combined radiography systems can effectively meet operational needs New developments in integration capabilities of a portable DR (digital radiography) system – that can be...

SEC Technologies – Our focus is stand-off

SEC Technologies – Our focus is stand-off

At SEC Technologies we are continuously redefining stand-off detection. In 2016 we introduced the Falcon 4G stand-off detector with its new-generation eye-safe lasers. Falcon brought the usability of an active stand-off detection to the civil space and increased...

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DSEI Japan Postponement

DSEI Japan, scheduled to take place 26-28 January 2022, has been postponed due to changing travel restrictions for foreign visitors entering Japan. The Japanese government has put in place an immediate travel ban to all foreigners due to the emergence of the Omicron...

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