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ASM Biothreats 2019

We’re the source for all things health security and the annual ASM Biothreats conference is no different. GMU’s biodefense program was fortunate to send several students to attend the 2019 ASM Biothreats conference in...


ASM Biothreats – Keynote

By Georgia Ray Two keynote speakers kicked off the 2019 ASM Biothreats meeting with some words about horrific diseases, and how health security learns from experience. Robert Kadlec and Anne Schuchat led this informative...


International Perspectives on Biodefense Strategies

By Nick Bertini Biodefense is an international undertaking. The successful implementation of biodefense strategies demands cooperation from global partners. This session, moderated by the National Defense University’s Dr. Gerald Epstein, analyzed different perspectives on...


The WHO Research and Development Roadmaps

By Nick Bertini The World Health Organization (WHO) is constantly attempting to address public health threats before they become major local, regional, and global issues. This session focused on the research and development roadmaps...


Indian Navy orders additional mine countermeasure systems

The Indian Navy (IN) signed an INR3.06 billion (USD42.8 million) deal in early February with Thales Australia for the supply of eight additional underwater mine countermeasure systems for fitment onto the service’s fast-attack craft....


France and Germany award first FCAS contract

French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her German counterpart, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, announced the launch of the joint concept study (JCS) for the Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS) at...


Rapiscan introduce the NEW Itemiser 4DN

Rapiscan have recently introduced a new product to their family of trace detection equipment, the Itemiser 4DN. The Itemiser 4DN is optimized for the detection of narcotics in eight seconds with a non-radioactive ion...


US Army selects Med-Eng to protect EOD teams

Med-Eng, LLC, a company of The Safariland Group, has announced it has been awarded a four-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the United States Army with its 2nd generation Advanced Bomb...


Russian MoD to receive 12 Uran-6 UGVs in 2019

Russia is set to receive 12 Uran-6 demining unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) this year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 1 February. “Twelve updated Uran-6 multipurpose mine clearance vehicles will be delivered to...

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