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Ebola Bombali Detected in Guinea

Researchers from The University of California, Davis, have recenctly publsihed their findings regarding the discovery of the sitxth ebolavirus, Bombali, in Angolan free-tailed bats roosting inside people’s houses in Guéckedou and Kissidougou, Guinea. The...


Children Attacked with “Irritant Gas”

Ten children and their teacher were attacked at a train station in Germany by a perpetrator using what has been referred to as an “irritant gas”. A 39 year old man apparently approached the...


Dropping CFATS Program Could be Dangerous

David Wulf, who oversees chemical security for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has warned congress that dropping The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program could leave chemical plants vulnerable to attacks. CFATS,...


Pandora Report: 9.13.2019

CSPS Annual Symposium on International Security Don’t miss this event on navigating the nuclear future – “Join CSPS for their 2nd Annual Symposium on International Security on September 27, 2019. This year’s topic is...


Introducing the ObSaS LINK from Observis

The ObSaS LINK will be officially launched at The 13th CBRNe Protection Symposium in Malmö, Sweden September 24-26 2019. To see the ObSaS LINK in action, as well as detectors, both fixed and handheld,...


DSEI 2019: FFG offers Boxer armoured recovery mission module

Germany’s Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) has presented an armoured recovery mission module (ARM) for the Boxer at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London. The kit is designed to...


Defence Minister calls Bioterrorism a Contagious Plague

Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) First Military Medicine Conference this week, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh referred to bioterrorism as a ‘contagious plague’, and called upon the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)...


DSEI 2019: L3Harris reveals T4 robotic system

L3Harris took the opportunity at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) to unveil its latest T4 robotic system, which fits within the medium-sized platform category and appears to be a...


Excalibur Army details its Patriot II 4×4

Excalibur Army revealed new details about its Patriot II 4×4 protected mobility vehicle at MSPO 2019 in Poland, held from 3 to 6 September in Kielce. The vehicle was developed as a collaboration between...


US says Iran carried out more ballistic missile tests

Iran carried out ballistic missile tests on 25 July and 9 August, according to a letter the United States submitted to the UN Security Council. Released on 7 September, the letter said both missiles...


Dozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks

(Al-Jazeera) – At least 29 people were killed in separate assaults in Burkina Faso’s troubled north after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked. One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over...

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