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Final batch of M109A4 SPHs arrives in Indonesia

A final batch of 18 M109A4 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) arrived in Indonesia from Belgium on 9 July at the port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, an Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) official...


FLIR Guide to Trace Explosives Detectors

FLIR Systems has announced a new guidebook for CBRNE professionals entitled ‘10 Things You Need to Know About Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors’. …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)


First Estonian minehunter enters refit

The first of the Estonian Navy’s three ex-UK Royal Navy Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs), EML Admiral Cowan (ex-HMS Sandown ), arrived at Babcock Shipyard in Rosyth, Scotland, on 3 July, to begin upgrade...


USN hones modular MCM mindset

The US Navy (USN) is developing operational concepts for a more modular approach for mine countermeasures (MCM) mission packages initially scheduled for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet that expands those missions across a...


Japan advances radar development project

Japan is developing next-generation radar technologies to support its naval vessels, defence minister Itsunori Onodera has confirmed, although he denied reports that the country has agreed to undertake the programme in collaboration with the...


Latch Failure Causes Tuberculosis Spill at Johns Hopkins

Frozen tuberculosis spilled Thursday within the Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Building, creating a potential hazard after a latch failed on a transport container, an official with the medical institution said Friday. The [Read more]...


Convergence 2018 Speaker Update

We are pleased to announce that Army Reserve Brigadier General Douglas Cherry, Deputy Commanding General, 76th Operational Readiness Command, has agreed to be a plenary speaker at Convergence 2018. Head over to our event...


OPCW finds chlorine traces at Douma sites

Investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found traces of chlorine, but no sign of a nerve agent, at two locations identified as sites where chemical munitions were suspected of...


Leonardo DRS adds RADA MHR to IM-SHORAD effort

Leonardo DRS has selected RADA’s Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) for the mission equipment package (MEP) solution for the US Army’s Initial Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) capability. IM-SHORAD will provide interim close-in air defence...


Pandora Report 7.6.2018

We hope you had a lovely holiday this week and are ready to get back into the world of biodefense! News is still unfolding regarding the two British citizens who are hospitalized after exposure...


Convergence 2018 update…

We are very pleased to announce that Eric L. Moore, Ph.D, Director, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, will be joining us in Orlando as a plenary speaker. …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)


UN Chief Calls for JCPOA Implementation

Secretary-General António Guterres – UN Photo/Mark Garten By Kelsey DavenportWASHINGTON DC, Jul 2 2018 (IPS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the nuclear deal with Iran is at a “crossroads” and expressed his deep regret...

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