Author: DFNS


DARPA’s CAML seeks machines that can explain themselves

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is pursuing technologies that would enable autonomous systems to communicate their capabilities and experiences, with the aim of improving human trust in the systems. DARPA published...


FLIR Systems Completes Acquisition of Endeavor Robotics

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 4, 2019 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Endeavor Robotic Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground...


US deploys THAAD to Israel for first time

The US military has deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to Israel for the first time, US European Command (EUCOM) and the Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced on 4 March. EUCOM...


OPCW confirms chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported that the toxic chemical used in Douma, was likely molecular chlorine. Despite being given the power to assign blame by its member states last...


Biodefense Headlines – 3 March 2019

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including a pan-filovirus T-cell vaccine, bird flu transmissibility gain-of-function research debate, and fast-tracking a chikungunya vaccine. POLICY + PRACTICES Studies of deadly […]...


Netanyahu talks Iran with Putin in Moscow

Moscow (AFP) Feb 27, 2019 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussing security in the Middle East with a focus on Iran. During the talks at the...


Pandora Report: 3.1.2019

Happy Friday! We’ve got a lot of biodefense news to start the month of March off right, so buckle up. Sen. Tom Daschle Takes to the Classroom to Discuss the Future of Biodefense If...


Emergent BioSolutions bags contract worth up to $100 million

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has announced that it has signed an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of State to establish a long-term, reliable, and stable supply chain for medical countermeasures that address...


US adopts science-based guidance for chemical-attack response

The US government has introduced science-based guidelines for how to swiftly decontaminate large numbers of people after a chemical-weapons attack or an industrial chemical accident. The guidelines, published on 21 February, are the first...


Telerob launches new EOD robot

At the turn of the year, Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH has introduced the new generation of its proven EOD robot tEODor – the tEODor EVO. Based on advanced technologies, the tEODor EVO offers...


IED hidden in corpse kills 17 in central Mali

Seventeen people were killed in a blast caused by a booby-trapped corpse in central Mali, security sources and a local official said on Wednesday, February 27. The incident occurred on Tuesday in Diankabou, a...

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