Welcome to Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights September 2018 newsletter. In this edition: read about the benefit of simulator training for CBRN reconnaissance vehicles; learn how Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service enhanced their radiological training; discover how hands-on experience with PPE aids chemical warfare agent training; Read more

 

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

 

      

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INDRA SIGNS CONTRACT TO SUPPLY A DEPLOYABLE FORENSIC LABORATORY CAPABILITY TO AUSTRALIA

  • It will facilitate the rapid collection, analysis and documentation of evidence from any Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
  • Over 90% of the contract will be executed by Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors
  • Indra operates from offices in Sydney and Newcastle focussed on the defence and transport technology sector. Navigation aid systems produced in Australia are exported worldwide.

Sydney, October 9, 2018.The Commonwealth has selected Indra Australia to design and manufacture a Level 2 deployable forensic laboratory capability that is being procured under Project LAND 154 Phase 2 for AUD 36M. The system will be used primarily by the Australian Army to provide a forensic support capability for a range of roles including Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (CIED).

The System supplied by Indra, will equip the Army with an advanced capability that has not previously been configured in similar systems, providing them with leading-edge technology to collect, analyse and document evidence from any IED incident.

While providing the Australian Army with state of the art capability, the project has focused on maximising local industrial content. Accordingly, over 90% of the contract will be executed by established Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors.

Daronmont Technologies has been selected, as a local South Australian company, for the critical role of manufacturing the laboratory shelters to the exacting operational, environmental and technical specifications required by the Commonwealth. During contract execution, Indra will transfer the appropriate technology to ensure that the systems can be maintained and sustained entirely and independently in Australia.

Indra will be responsible for the delivery of key know-how gained from the delivery of similar deployed systems to clients worldwide, including the European Defence Agency; Indra’s first Laboratory was deployed in Afghanistan from 2011-2014.

Indra has been present in Australia since 2007, with close to 140 employees and offices in Sydney and Newcastle. It is a major supplier of enroute radars and air navigation equipment (Navaids) to Airservices Australia, is a worldwide supplier of DVORs Navaid systems from its production facility in Sydney and is currently executing Air 5431 Phase 1 and Navaid replacement projects for the Royal Australian Air Force. In 2015 Indra was awarded a contract to deploy one of the largest security systems in Asia Pacific – the supply and integration of 9500 cameras into a state of the art, fully digital, video management system for Sydney Trains. Indra has ongoing contracts in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands

About Indra
Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and the leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2017 financial year, Indra achieved revenue of €3.011 billion, with 40,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operatio­­­ns in over 140 countries.

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