Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights April 2019 Newsletter

In this edition: discover the most common types of chemical warfare agent (CWA); read our guide to the 2019 CBRN Exhibition in Fort Leonard Wood; find out what to see at the Society for Radiological Protection Conference 2019; we ask – what is the difference between pure and enriched uranium?; and learn the most common HazMat threats for first responders. Read Argon April Newsletter

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.

Indra Signs Contract to Supply a Deployable Forensic Laboratory Capability to Australia

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). Read Indra Press Release


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.

Read Observant Innovations & Image Insight Press Release

FLIR Systems Receives Development Contract Totaling $1.2M from the Department of Defense

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – November 5, 2018 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today it has been awarded the first option phase on a five-year, cost-plus fixed fee contract by the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). This option totals $1.2 million for continued development of the FLIR Agentase C2 chemical agent disclosure spray (ADS) for detection of nerve agents and a new formulation for fentanyl detection.
Read Flir 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