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U.S. and Iran set to clash at U.N. nuclear watchdog

VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no...


MOU signals Romanian industry involvement in Patriot contract

Procurement of the Patriot air and missile defence system by Romania will include local defence industry participation, under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Raytheon and state-owned aerospace components manufacturer Romaero. Romanian Prime Minister...


Team GasGasGas Red Bull Soapbox Race 2019 Champions

A team of employees from Avon Protection won the Red Bull Soapbox Race. Avon Protection’s Team GasGasGas first competed in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in 2017 where they rolled into a very respectable...


Telerob receives major order from Norwegian armed forces

Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH was able to successfully compete and win in the category “Large EOD Robots” in a procurement competition launched by the Norwegian armed forces and receives a major order for...


Pandora Report: 7.5.2019

Welcome back to your source for all things biodefense – we hope you had a lovely holiday week! Thankfully, the test results at Facebook headquarters ruled out the initial concern of sarin in envelopes...


Russia could still stay in INF Treaty, says NATO chief

Russia could still salvage the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty because there is still enough time – although barely – for the country to destroy its new SSC-8 missile, according to NATO Secretary General...


DARPA Deploys SIGMA+ Chemical Sensor Network at Indy 500

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fielded a sensor network to trace radioactive and nuclear materials during the Indianapolis 500 event. DARPA that its SIGMA+ platform networked chemical, radiological and biological threat sensors used...


Holtec Completes Acquisition of Oyster Creek Generating Station

Holtec International’s subsidiaries completed the ownership transfer and acquisition of the Oyster Creek Generating Station from Exelon Generation on July 1st. This follows the recent approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to transfer...

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