Argon’s CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights November 2018 Newsletter

In this edition: explore what the best HazMat training method is to keep first responders safe; how computer game tech can bring a CBRN tabletop exercise to life; discover what the options are for obtaining CBRN simulator detector equipment; learn about chemical hazard training – comparing the LCD3.3 and the LCD3.3-SIM and read about the HazMat risk of industrial chemical incidents.
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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.
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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 about Rigaku Analytical Devices

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 

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.
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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

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

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.