Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights December 2019 Newsletter
In this edition: an introduction to radiation safety training; how hands-on scenarios can enhance radiological survey training; the diverse applications of radioisotopes in modern-day industry and a guide to the early history of radiological survey tools.
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The Milipol 2019 show awarded the Innovation Award to OUVRY company in the “Protection of first-responders” category for its CBRN extraction bag designed to safely transporting a contaminated victim in life threatening emergency during a chemical crisis.
Netline launches new Direction-Finding (DF) capability, enhancing its integrated counter-drone solution. November 14, 2019 – Netline Communications Technologies Ltd. – a leading developer and manufacturer of high-end electronic warfare and spectrum dominance systems for defense forces and homeland security agencies – is to launch a new DF component for its DroneNet system – at Milipol Paris 2019 and Defense & Security 2019. DroneNet is a comprehensive detecting, identifying, direction finding, locating and jamming solution, designed to prevent unauthorized drones entering secured airspace, such as over strategic facilities, temporary military bases or public appearances of high-profile officials. READ NETLINE PRESS RELEASE
Rigaku Features Latest Analytical Instrumentation at 58th Eastern Analytical Symposium. Rigaku is presenting its XRD and XRF technology for qualitative and quantitative analysis at the 2019 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS)
November 18, 2019 – Princeton, NJ. Rigaku Corporation is presenting its wide range of X-ray analytical instrumentation at the 58th Annual Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition (EAS). READ RIGAKU NEWSLETTER
FLIR Launches the Fido X4 Premium Handheld Explosives Trace Detector New Fido X4 Provides Versatile, Intelligent Sensing on the Frontlines. ARLINGTON, VA, November 5, 2019 ― FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR Fido® X4, the newest, most advanced version of its premium handheld explosives trace detector. TheFido X4 delivers unmatched sensitivity for a broad range of explosives, so users can easily detect threats at levels other devices cannot. READ FLIR PRESS RELEASE
Avon Protection General Service Respirator now in service with UK MOD Avon Protection is pleased to announce that the UK MOD General Service Respirator (‘GSR’) is now in production and work has begun to deliver the first order.Avon Protection was awarded the 5-year contract to resupply and in-service support for the GSR in February 2018. After a year of development, samples of the GSR were provided to DSTL for laboratory testing and User evaluation. These tests were successfully passed and the GSR was accepted into service in September. READ AVON PRESS RELEASE
FLIR Introduces FLIR identiFINDER R425, Next-Generation Handheld Radionuclide Identification Device New Cubic Detector Design Delivers 360-Degree Coverage so Responders Can Locate and Measure Radioactive Sources with Confidence. ARLINGTON, VA, October 22, 2019 ― FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR identiFINDER® R425, the next-generation of its field-trusted R400 handheld radionuclide identification device (RID). READ FLIR PRESS RELEASE
Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights October 2019 Newsletter
Welcome to Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter. In this edition: a guide to the features and functions of gamma survey meters; what are the key features and health effects of ionizing radiation?; the risks of oxygen deficiency & oxygen enrichment in confined spaces and how HazMat training in public settings can benefit first responders.
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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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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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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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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 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.