Press Release – 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.

As operators are not alone in the field, shared real-time location and detection information between the team members and the Command Centre can be crucial for a successful result. In addition to wireless connectivity capabilities the detector also has a built-in simulation mode, allowing the creation of various realistic training scenarios without endangering the users.

To learn more of our new product, please visit and register to our launch webinar held on July 2nd, 2019:


FLIR Unveils Key Additions to Griffin G510

Portable Chemical Detection System

 New Features Help Speed and Improve Real-Time Chemical Threat Confirmation in the Field

ARLINGTON, Va., July 27, 2019– FLIR 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. 

To optimize response time, a new ‘Method Selector Wizard’ uses on-screen prompts to guide operators in selecting the best pre-installed method for sample analysis. The G510 then automatically analyzes and compares the sample for a match against one of its multiple built-in libraries, confirms and displays the results. On the hardware side, a new vehicle-mount accessory allows the G510 to be used for road and off-road missions.

“These upgrades are all about simplifying the job for responders so that in critical situations they have everything they need in the Griffin G510,” said Dennis Barket, vice president and general manager of FLIR’s Detection division. “The more easily and quickly experts in the field can identify chemical hazards, the faster operations can begin to manage and contain a threat. The overriding mission is to keep people safe.”

FLIR has supplemented the G510’s industry-standard NIST Mass Spectral Library and added the Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) library of more than 3,000 drugs and related compounds.The company also developed GRIFFINLIB, whichoffers users a condensed and customized set of the most common chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, explosives, and other volatile organic compounds for more rapid identification with high confidence.

FLIR’s Griffin G510 is a portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS) system widely used by domestic and international response teams to perform real-time chemical threat confirmation in the field. The G510 supports reconnaissance, emergency management, hazardous materials response, forensic investigation, environmental monitoring, and remediation missions worldwide.

The vehicle-mount accessory is now available for purchase, while the Method Selector, GRIFFINLIB, and SWGDRUG library upgrades are included free with new system purchases. Existing customers can contact FLIR for assistance with upgrades. To learn more about the FLIR Griffin G510 and these features, visit

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.
Read more about SAMPack 120-D

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 

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.

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

Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights July 2019 Newsletter

In this edition: training for CBRNe & HazMat incidents at mass public events; improving initial operational response to CBRNe incidents; 8 simple scenarios to obtain maximum benefit from your HazMat training and what makes a chemical toxic? Read Argon July Newsletter

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 14thplace 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 7thJuly and went on to become champions winning 1stplace.

This year Team GasGasGas comprised of seven employees from different departments across Avon Protection including engineering, IT and corporate. Willy’s Jeep Ratrod inspired this year’s design, with the original Willy Jeep in service in the early 1940’s which was commonly used in World War II.

Team GasGasGas raced down the 450 metre course at Alexandra Palace to a crowd of 20,000 people including Avon Protection employees and their families. The team were super excited to take part in this international event, in which amateur driver’s race homemade unpowered vehicles down a track featuring ramps and chicanes.

Jack Alexander,  commented on the event and their victory “I’m still in awe about GasGasGas’ achievement, a combination of robust design, technical knowledge and a smashing run. What really helped us was re-using the chassis from 2017, this allowed us to focus on the bodywork and design to help bring in the creativity points. I would like to thank everyone who supported us in our journey, came to watch us race and for giving me the opportunity to sit in poll position, a big weight on my shoulders but I’m glad I didn’t disappoint!”

Nick Hunter, Team Captain added, ‘“What an amazing weekend!  From the point we heard we’d been selected to take part we had 90 days until race day.  The engine with moving Red Bull can pistons really drew in the crowds at the event and scored us some creativity points with the judges so a big thank you for Seb & Phil for engineering that.  Jonny was in charge of directing our start line performance which also went down well with the judges and Jack was fearless with his drive catching some impressive air over the ramps.  We knew we’d put on a show to be proud of but didn’t expect to win at all. I look forward to entering it again in two years’ time to defend our title!”

Check out Team GasGasGas’s spectacular winning run here:


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.

Based on the company’s Heavy Vehicle Module (Water) concept, the Multi Water Tank Container is a self-contained ‘drop and go’ drinkable water storage and distribution system fitted within a low profile 20ft ISO frame. With integrated heating, pumping and 2.4kW generator system, the system can pump 150 liters per minute and can be transported on military logistics vehicles with DROPS/Hooklift capability. The system requires no site preparation prior to its deployment and can provide a stand-alone capability or be integrated into a wider camp infrastructure. Read Thielmann Wew Press Release

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


Press Release Winchester, UK and East Hartford, CT, USA  5 March 2019

Observant Innovations & Image Insight bring GammaPix™ to the UK.

Unique low-cost radioactivity protection using existing surveillance cameras and smartphones. “Extraordinary capability from ordinary devices”

Observant Innovations Ltd and Image Insight, Inc are pleased to announce their collaboration in bringing Image Insight’s unique GammaPix™ capability to the UK and European markets.

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