Category: CBRN


Spiralling anger and nuclear dangers

Japanese troops rest in the Hiroshima railway station after the atomic bomb explosion. Photo: Us national archives By Ramisa RobAug 6 2019 (IPS-Partners) In the summer of 1945, a jittery premonition marked the lives...


DHS S&T Announces Finalists in $250K Escape Respirator Challenge

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology“>Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced three finalists for the first stage of the $250,000 https://www.respiratorchallenge.org/finalists“>Escape Respirator Challenge. S&T issued the https://www.respiratorchallenge.org“>Challenge seeking new concepts for a compact,...


Research Halted at USAMRIID Over Biosafety Issues

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the only Biosafety Level 4 laboratory in the Department of Defense, has ceased research operations on high-risk pathogens after failing to meet […] More...


Project BioShield: Building a Better Medical Countermeasure Pipeline

Project BioShield has revolutionized the way the United States addresses health security threats, developing essential public-private partnerships for medical countermeasure development. The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 […] More...


Raytheon, DARPA complete TBG baseline design review

Raytheon, in co-operation with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has completed a baseline design review of the company’s winged concept solution for the Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) hypersonic weapons programme. According...


Pandora Report: 8.2.2019

Greetings fellow biodefense friends! We hope your summer is winding down nicely and you’re ready for your weekly dose of all things health security. You might want to avoid pig ear dog treats as...


US withdrawal from INF Treaty takes effect

The US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty took effect on 2 August following the six-month notice given in February, the State Department has announced in a press release. The US and...


Pentagon moves out developing INF-banned weapons

Just hours after the US formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper formally announced plans to develop ground-based mid-range missiles prohibited under the agreement. On 2 August,...


GNPP Region unveils ISPUM-E unmanned MCM system

Russia’s GNPP Region, a subsidiary of the Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), has unveiled its ISPUM/ISPUM-E (Integrated System for Search and Destruction of Mines) shipborne mine countermeasures system for the Russian Navy’s Project 12700 Alexandrite-class...

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