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Category: CBRN

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Deadly Taliban explosion ‘destroys’ Afghan hospital

(BBC) – Twenty people have died after a truck packed with explosives was detonated by Taliban militants outside a hospital in southern Afghanistan. Many of the victims in the attack in Qalat city were...

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Pandora Report: 9.19.2019

This week your dose of biodefense news is arriving a bit early – what a way to kick off the weekend! Flipper fans will be sad to hear that dolphins are a new source...

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Bertin Announce 2 Newcomers for Biological Threat Sampling

Bertin’s teams are proud to announce the release of 2 new air sampling equipment for biological air monitoring or biological recognition missions: – The Coriolis Compact: dry cyclonic collector intended for air monitoring in...

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Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is...

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Blast kills 24 at Afghan presidential election rally

(Reuters) – An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide. Ghani...

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LLNL Nerve Agent Antidote Shows Great Potential

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been working with live agent, supercomputers, and accelerated mass spectrometry, to develop a new nerve agent antidote, namely LLNL-02. Their work has been showing great promise,...

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Ebola Bombali Detected in Guinea

Researchers from The University of California, Davis, have recenctly publsihed their findings regarding the discovery of the sitxth ebolavirus, Bombali, in Angolan free-tailed bats roosting inside people’s houses in Guéckedou and Kissidougou, Guinea. The...

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Children Attacked with “Irritant Gas”

Ten children and their teacher were attacked at a train station in Germany by a perpetrator using what has been referred to as an “irritant gas”. A 39 year old man apparently approached the...

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Dropping CFATS Program Could be Dangerous

David Wulf, who oversees chemical security for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has warned congress that dropping The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program could leave chemical plants vulnerable to attacks. CFATS,...

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Pandora Report: 9.13.2019

CSPS Annual Symposium on International Security Don’t miss this event on navigating the nuclear future – “Join CSPS for their 2nd Annual Symposium on International Security on September 27, 2019. This year’s topic is...

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Introducing the ObSaS LINK from Observis

The ObSaS LINK will be officially launched at The 13th CBRNe Protection Symposium in Malmö, Sweden September 24-26 2019. To see the ObSaS LINK in action, as well as detectors, both fixed and handheld,...

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DSEI 2019: FFG offers Boxer armoured recovery mission module

Germany’s Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) has presented an armoured recovery mission module (ARM) for the Boxer at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London. The kit is designed to...

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