Welcome to Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights July 2018 newsletter. In this edition: discover the most realistic alternative to Live Agent Training; read about the 8th annual NCT Europe CBRNe exhibition in The Netherlands; explore 9 scenarios for realistic chemical warfare agent training, and learn how new technology is on track to vitalize confined space HazMat training. Enjoy the read

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.  Location and suggested movement are presented in a Radiation Compass, a graphical and universal representation of which direction to move. Directionality support for the operator is one of several included developments in the new backpack RIID, stemming from recent requirements at DNDO, DHS and other industry thought leaders. Read more

Rigaku Analytical Devices Chosen for Project Global Shield, a World Customs Organization Program

Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman analyzers selected to support global efforts to counter illicit diversion and trafficking of precursor chemicals used in explosive devices 

Wilmington, Massachusetts, July 11, 2018 – Rigaku Analytical Devices, a leader in advanced handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers, has been chosen to provide its Progeny ResQ system to be used in Project Global Shield, a World Customs Organization (WCO) Program. Read more


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

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.

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