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French FM to visit Iran on March 5

Paris (AFP) Jan 21, 2018 – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Iran on March 5 after cancelling a January trip following violent anti-regime protests, French daily Le Figaro quoted him Sunday...


US Army seeks improved handheld mine detection capability

The US Army has developed a prototype location tracking capability for handheld mine sweeping devices that converts traditional audio signals that indicate the presence of a buried object into a visual display. By visualising...


Arizona Biosecurity Workshop Forges International Collaboration

Biosecurity professionals from across the U.S. and Mexico gathered on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Dec. 7 and 8 to discuss multidisciplinary approaches and perspectives on biosecurity. The two-day Arizona Biosecurity Workshop [Read more]...


UTC Aerospace readies AN/VVR-4 laser warning system

UTC Aerospace has provided Jane’s with details of its AN/VVR-4 laser warning receiver which has been selected as the standard laser warning system for all US armoured vehicles. The new system is a follow-on...


Biodefense Headlines – January 22, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including horsepox virus synthesis, the government budget shutdown, and supply shortages as hospitals contend with flu season. POLICY, PRACTICES & POLITICS [Read more]...


Aum Shinrikyo trials come to an end

More than two decades after the Sarin attacks in Tokyo’s subways that killed 13, the stage has shifted to the execution of 13 people convicted in the crime. When they will be sent to...


HSE warning on CBRN capabilties

In a confidential internal assessment carried out for the UK Government on critical unmet needs in the health service, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a warning stating the Government has virtually no...


US Air Force launches SBIRS GEO-4 early warning satellite

Key Points USAF completes its baseline SBIRS GEO constellation with Friday’s launch The service is upgrading sensor capabilities from legacy DSP satellites The US Air Force (USAF) successfully launched its fourth Space Based Infrared...


India joins the Australia Group export control regime

Key Points India becomes 43rd member of the Australia Group controls intended to inhibit CBW exports Membership further strengthens New Delhi’s efforts to expand international defence sales India has joined the Australia Group (AG),...


Pandora Report 1.19.2018

Happy Friday and welcome to your favorite source for all things biodefense! We hope you’re able to avoid the onslaught of respiratory viruses that are circulating right now, but on of the off chance...

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