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Biodefense Headlines – February 26, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the H5N8 outbreak, a blueprint to prevent epidemics, and a nerve-agent assassination. POLICY, PRACTICES & POLITICS FEMA training center suspected [Read more]...

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Pandora Report 2.24.2017

Happy Friday and welcome to your weekly dose of all things biodefense! A preliminary report from the Malaysian police has found that VX nerve agent was used to murder Kim Jon Nam. Summer Workshop...

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Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

President Donald Trump has said he wants the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, in his first comments on the issue since taking office. Mr Trump said it would be “wonderful” if no...

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to acquire L3’s target missile business

US rocket motor manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings is to acquire Coleman Aerospace, a subsidiary of L3 Technologies specialising in suborbital launch vehicles and payloads. The transaction, worth USD15 million, will be paid for in...

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In Reuters Interview President Trump Flunks Nuclear 101

By Hans M. Kristensen President Donald Trump in an interview with Reuters today demonstrated an astounding lack of knowledge about basic nuclear weapons issues. According to Reuters Trump said he wanted to build up...

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BARDA Conducting Market Research on Ebola Medical Countermeasures

The Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is seeking information on sources for developing and manufacturing Ebola vaccines and therapeutics, specifically vaccines targeting Zaire Ebolavirus. Infections by Ebola [Read more]...

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Rafael selected for UK Sky Sabre BMC4I solution

Key Points Delivery of the Rafael MIC4AD solution scheduled to be finalised by 2020 Land Ceptor and Giraffe AMB will be integrated with the BMC4I functionality to deliver the Sky Sabre comprehensive air defence...

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Turkey turns to Russia for S-400 purchase

Turkish defence minister Fikri Isik said on 22 February that Turkey has made progress in talks with Russia for the purchase of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems. However, Isik noted that they were not...

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SANDF takes real-term hit in defence budget

South Africa’s defence budget has again been reduced in real terms, with an overall nominal increase of just 3% to ZAR48.62 billion (USD3.74 billion) against a general inflation rate of about 6%. While this...

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Saab to deliver CBRN equipment to INTERPOL

The CBRN sampling equipment and a certified transport packaging container will be delivered to INTERPOL’s BioTerrorism Prevention Unit. …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)

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Interpol orders CBRN sampling equipment from Saab

Feb. 21 (UPI)—Interpol, the international police organization, is to receive customized chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear sampling equipment from Saab. The Interpol order of six sampling units, together with a certified packaging container for...

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