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An Afternoon with ASPR – Dr. Robert Korch and Dr. Dana Perkins

Anthony Falzarano, GMU Biodefense graduate student Last week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine held another event in their monthly series on biological, chemical and health security issues. This luncheon – consisting...


Belgian firms prosecuted over Syria chemical exports

Three Belgian companies are being prosecuted for exporting chemicals to Syria, one of which could be used in the production of sarin gas. The firms say they acted with the seeming consent of Belgian...


India signs defence agreements with Britain and Sweden

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s European tour has resulted in a number of agreements being made between the premier and his Swedish and British counterparts, signalling that India may be advancing in selections of...


Rest in Peace Mr. Katsunori Imai

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Mr. Katsunori Imai, Executive Director of Security for the Tokyo Organizing Committee Olympic Games 2020. On behalf of the CBRNe Society, we...


CBRNe events at Eurosatory 2018 exhibition

The CBRNe domain will be presented by several events at EUROSATORY exhibition with a special highlight on June 12 and 13, 2018 June 12, 2018 Tabletop Exercise on CBRNe complex situations (two scenarios of...


CFSAN Pathogen Detection Challenge Ending Soon

There are only two days left to complete the CFSAN Pathogen Detection Challenge. Sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), the challenge calls on...


Pakistan test-fires enhanced version of Babur cruise missile

Pakistan successfully test-fired what it described as an enhanced-range version of its indigenously developed Babur cruise missile on 14 April, according to a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR): the media wing of the...


NCT USA 2018 successfully comes to an end!

NCT USA 2018 Post Event Report Last week, the fourth edition of NCT USA 2018 took place from April 3rd to April 5th at the Hilton Dulles Airport Hotel. The CBRNe Society once again...


Fly and drive: ATVs extend their reach

After securing its first contract to support the US DD in 2013, Polaris Government and Defense’s MRZR all-terrain vehicle continues to extend its reach globally as it supports mobility requirements for conventional and special...


USN tests AMDR as Aegis upgrades continue

The US Navy (USN) is ramping up testing of its Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) – or SPY-6 – as the service invests in improving its current Aegis combat system with new antennas...


Naval missile barrage anchors Syrian attack

US, British, and French forces bombarded Syrian sites connected to the country’s chemical weapons programme in a predawn attack on 14 April, with most of the missiles coming from naval assets. At least 69...

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