Press/Industry News

Avon Protection Launch New Tactical Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) at DSEI 2019.
Avon Protection is pleased to announce the launch of its next generation tactical SCBA, the ST54, specifically developed for the tactical operator. The ST54 was designed and built for the global tactical SCBA operator, delivering state of the art scalable respiratory protection in the most austere of environments.  Combined with Avon Protection’s FM54 mask, the system provides an advanced modular breathing apparatus to enable positive pressure SCBA and/or PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) capability across the spectrum of CBRN operations and in the most demanding of tactical scenarios.
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Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights September 2019 Newsletter
In this edition: the role of Dynamic Risk Assessments in safeguarding first responders; is Level A still the best PPE choice for HazMat professionals?; what are the five joint working principles of JESIP? and predicting the civilian reaction to a nuclear WMD event.
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On Tuesday, 10th September 2019, at DSEI, the worlds largest defence exhibition, PELA Systems is launching its latest sensor integration platform – PELAmesh.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, PELAmesh offers a remote scene assessment capability like no other.  Delivering improved protection to the operator while increasing their situational awareness. PELAmesh is a sensor agnostic platform, with a wide range of operational applications, from CBRN, EOD/IED through to weather monitoring.
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SURVITEC APPOINTS RICHARD MEARS TO LEAD REALIGNED DEFENCE AND AEROSPACE DIVISION
Leading safety partner to the defence industry Survitec, is supporting the restructure of its defence division with the appointment of Richard Mears. The new director for Global Defence & Aerospace Sales joined Survitec on 15 July and will take responsibility for the division’s sales and customer service.
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ARLINGTON, Va., July 27, 2019FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has announced the availability of multiple enhancements to its Griffin™ G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector to help responders analyze and identify drugs, chemical agents, and other toxic substances faster and more effectively during field operations. Major new features on the G510 give users access to an expanded onboard drug library, as well as a new quick-search capability for chemicals and hazardous substances.
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09 July 2019 Team GasGasGas Red Bull Soapbox Race 2019 Champions
A team of employees from Avon Protection won the Red Bull Soapbox Race.
Avon Protection’s Team GasGasGas first competed in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in 2017 where they rolled into a very respectable 14th place out of 75 teams. This year their story continued and their application impressed the judges so much, that they were selected to take part in the 2019 Red Bull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace in London on the 7th July and went on to become champions winning 1st place. Check out Team GasGasGas’s spectacular winning run here.
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Environics introduces new Handheld Chemical Detector
Environics has launched its new handheld chemical detector, ChemProX, for detection and classification of CWA’s and TIC’sat NCT Europe 2019 in Vienna, Austria.
ChemProX represents the next generation of chemical detectors, enabling full situational awareness during field operations. The device has been developed together with First Response professionals with its technological foundation based on 30 year of experience in chemical detection. ChemProX includes wireless connectivity and training capabilities as standard features, providing a broad experience within a single device.
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SAMPack 120-D includes Radiation Compass, giving First Responders Directionality in Isotope Location
Berkeley Nucleonics (BNC) has released its latest in Backpack Radiation Detectors, the Model SAMPack 120-D. The new design includes dual scintillation detectors which deliver unmatched directionality functions. The user has easy-to-follow guidance on the whereabouts of nuclear radiation and shortly after the sources are detected, identification can begin.
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Oxley Secures a Place on the Prestigious Sharing in Growth Programme
Oxley Developments has secured a place on Sharing in Growth (SiG), the government-backed aerospace productivity and competitiveness programme. Oxley aims to double turnover after five years and treble turnover after ten years of working with Sharing in Growth’s business transformation experts.  This growth will also see the creation of a number of new jobs based at the Priory Park site in Cumbria. Read more about Oxley and SiG 

THIELMANN WEW RECEIVES CROATIAN ARMED FORCES ORDER WEITEFELD, GERMANY, 16th MAY 2019
THIELMANN WEW has received an order to deliver a self-contained 10,000 litre (2,642 US gallon) water transport and dispensing unit for the Croatian armed forces. The order, placed in February 2019, will see THIELMANN WEW deliver a single unit for testing and evaluation by the Croatian land forces. Delivery will take place by the end of 2019.
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Bruker Detection is proud to announce the launch of CBRNet™, the first purpose designed CBRNe network to link sensors to decision makers. CBRNet™ provides a Recognised CBRNe Picture, giving near real time vision of deployed sensors and allowing fast, effective decision making that will save lives. CBRNet™ professional staff provide clients with 24/7 operational, technical and scientific support from dedicated facilities in Leipzig, Germany. The CBRNet™ package of equipment and services is based around three core pillars of activity: operations, training, and fleet management. Read more about CBRNet.

Press Release. Wilmington, MA (April 2, 2019)
Handheld Raman Analyzer from Rigaku Analytical Devices Chosen as Part of U.S. Department of Defense Tech Refresh Program
The Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer will be deployed globally as part of the U.S. Army’s Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (DRSKO) Program
Rigaku Analytical Devices, a U.S.-based, leading pioneer of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers, is pleased to announce they will provide the Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer for chemical identification as part of the U.S. Army’s DRSKO Program. Read Rigaku Press Release

UK Border Force Deploys Agilent Resolve Handheld Raman Systems for Hazardous Material Detection
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that UK Border Force is now using Resolve, the company’s handheld Raman system, to detect bulk chemicals—whether benign, hazardous, or illegal—through opaque packages and containers. This system is the latest addition to a suite of advanced technologies deployed to detect illegal shipments. The deployment is part of a multi-million-pound framework agreement between the UK Home Office and Agilent Technologies. Read more about Resolve