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ECAC certifies ConneCT

Analogic Corporation announced on 22 September that its ConneCT checkpoint baggage scanner has passed European certification tests. On 25 September the company announced its CT system for airport checkpoints, ConneCT, has met the ECAC...


Biodefense Headlines – September 24, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including BARDA backing of Janssen’s flu countermeasures, rapid detection of anthrax blood stream infections, and funding the National Biodefense Analysis and [Read more]...


Pandora Report 9.22.2017

Happy Friday! Are you a fan of antibiotics and their ability to fight off microbial threats? So are we, which makes the recent WHO report that much scarier. Since this latest report points to...


CARB-X: Fighting AMR through Public-Private Partnerships

The world is fast approaching a day when our fundamental medicines are rendered ineffective by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR kills hundreds of thousands every year with a potential for millions more in the coming...


Earthquake rocks Japan near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan, just 200 miles east of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. The earthquake occurred just before noon EDT on Wednesday (the middle of the...


Russia to Complete Chemical Weapons Destruction by October

Russia may finish the destruction of all its chemical weapons stockpiles by the end of September, Mikhail Babich, the chairman of the State Commission on Chemical Disarmament, said on Thursday. “The chemical weapons destruction...


Leonardo to modernise Portuguese Black Shark torpedoes

The Portuguese Ministry of National Defence granted approval for the Portuguese Navy to award Leonardo a maximum EUR7.1 million (USD8.4 million) contract to modernise its Black Shark heavyweight torpedoes on 21 September. Upgrade work...


Analysis: Iran unveils Khorramshahr ballistic missile

Key Points Iran’s new Khorramshahr ballistic missile appears to have the same roots as North Korea’s Hwasong-10 The Khorramshahr has a different payload section and lacks lattice fins as it is designed to carry...


Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 22 September 2017

Americas Brazil – 21 September 2017: In Manaus, Amazon, a British tourist was robbed and murdered; four suspects were taken into the city for interrogation. Honduras – 20 September 2017: Security forces arrested more...


Trump blames Clintons for nuclear North Korea

President Donald Trump on Wednesday cast blame for the nuclear-armed North Korea that his administration faces on the Clinton family, blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton for failing...


U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal

The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. A collapse of...

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