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Responding to radiation

The immediate and long-term impact of a radiation dispersal event (RDE) on the health and wellbeing of a population, as well as the country’s food chain, drinking water, property and national critical infrastructure mark...

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China Nuclear Push Stalled by Next-Generation Reactors

China’s decision to approve its first new nuclear reactors in two years may need to wait for its success starting up the world’s first next-generation units. Plans to green-light eight reactors this year in...

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IDEX 2017: Bahrain selects GCS-200 UGV

Global Clearance Solutions’ GCS-200 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) will be supplied to Bahrain as the launch customer for the platform, a company official has revealed. Speaking to Jane’s at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi...

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Northrop signs letter of intent with PGZ

US company Northrop Grumman has signed a letter of intent with Polish state-owned group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), the company announced on 20 February. In a statement Northrop said that the letter of intent...

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Lockheed Martin Canada to lead Chilean frigate upgrade

Lockheed Martin Canada Mission Systems and Training (MST), after signing a contract earlier this month in Chile, is now officially the main contractor and integrator for a programme to modernise three British-built Type 23...

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Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

Our Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium is designed as an educational and training ”Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions...

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Saab to Deliver CBRN Equipment to INTERPOL

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for delivery of specially customised CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) sampling equipment and a certified transport packaging container to INTERPOL’s BioTerrorism Prevention Unit. Under...

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IDEX 2017: Iraq takes delivery of Textron Commandos

The Iraqi Federal Police is currently in the process of receiving the Textron Commando Select armoured vehicles that were ordered last year, Jonathan Dalrymple, vice president for business development at Textron’s Marine and Land...

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IDEX 2017: Rheinmetall develops multipurpose UGV

Rheinmetall is developing a multipurpose unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) based on an 8×8 all-terrain platform. Speaking to Jane’s at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Marc Carrier, account director at Rheinmetall Canada, said that the...

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IDEX 2017: Hyundai Rotem details new CEV

Hyundai Rotem has released details of the new combat engineer vehicle (CEV) under development to meet the operational requirements of the Republic of Korea Army. The company has already developed and manufactured armoured recovery...

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Biodefense Headlines – February 19, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including Bill Gates on pandemic preparedness, Bacillus anthracis identification methods, and the return of a lethal bird flu to China. BIOPREPAREDNESS [Read more]...

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Pandora Report 2.17.2017

Happy Friday! Since Tuesday was Valentine’s day, it was fitting to have a super romantic story about Ebola super-spreaders and their role in causing most of the cases. Have you ever wondered why killer...

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Bristol university chemistry lab evacuated in explosive scare

A university building was evacuated after a student accidentally made the same explosive that was used in the Paris terror attacks. The University of Bristol said triacetone triperoxide (TATP) was “unintentionally formed” in its...

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Baghdad car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 55

A car bomb at a Baghdad auto dealership killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 60 on Thursday, Iraqi officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan confirmed the toll from...

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ASM Biothreats 2017

GMU Biodefense sent four graduate students to give you a “boots-on-the-ground” viewpoint for the 2017 ASM Biothreats conference. In our special edition post we have a full range of coverage for this three-day conference...

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Italy begins construction of new PPA patrol craft

Key Points Event marks the start of construction work for the new class of multipurpose patrol vessels Details have emerged on programme timelines and configurations, including a potential BMD capability Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri cut...