Category: CBRN


3D printing poses limited nuclear proliferation risks

Key Points There are only a small number of components within nuclear weapons and gas centrifuges for which 3D printing could provide an attractive alternative to other forms of manufacturing or enable the construction...


Japan, US focus R&D on ‘new domains’

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) is progressing plans to expand its military research and development (R&D) partnership with the United States in line with efforts to boost indigenous industrial capability and national security....


North Korea conducts second missile test in six days

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 31 July; six days after the Northeast Asian country conducted a similar test launch....


Latest Argon Training Insights newsletter available

The latest edition of the Argon CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter has been released. In this issue: training for CBRNe & HazMat incidents at mass public events; improving initial operational response to CBRNe...


Riskaware Announces HASP Suite License

ADS Member Riskaware Ltd is pleased to announce that the Hazard Assessment Simulation and Prediction (HASP) Suite, developed by the Defence Science Technology Laboratory, has been licensed to Riskaware by Ploughshare Innovations, a wholly...


Biodefense Headlines – 29 July 2019

A selection of news and research updates curated by Global Biodefense. POLICY + POLITICS Troublesome Ticks: Dispelling Bioweapon Rumors In the pursuit of understanding a complex and often frustrating disease, a book […] More...


Battelle Embarks on DARPA ECHO Program

Battelle has won an Associated Contractor Agreement for a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Epigenetic Characterization and Observation (ECHO) program. The aim is to build a field-deployable platform technology that quickly reads...


Iran Guards report clashes, deaths near western border

Tehran (AFP) July 26, 2019 – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they lost one soldier and killed a number of “anti-revolutionaries” in clashes Friday near the western border with Iraq. A Guards border patrol “encountered...

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