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Boeing proposes designs for new ICBM deterrent

Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2018 – Boeing has proposed design options to the U.S. Air Force for design of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a possible replacement for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile....


New Convergence Programme Now Available

Our new convergence programme is available for you to view over on our event page, head over to www.cbrneworld.com/convergence2018 to download. …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)


Pandora Report: 7.27.2018

Happy Friday! While everyone is celebrating the last few weeks of summer, your favorite source for all things biodefense isn’t slowing down. Make sure to read Laurie Garrett’s comments on why we’re in the...


Remaining members of Japan’s doomsday cult executed

Tokyo (CNN) Six members of a Japanese doomsday cult held responsible for the deaths of dozens of people have been executed, according to Japan’s justice minister. The group’s leader Shoko Asahara — real name...


India’s ocean surveillance ship starts harbour trials

India’s indigenously designed classified missile tracking and ocean surveillance ship (OSS) is undergoing harbour trials at Vishakhapatnam on the country’s east coast, ahead of starting sea trials by the end of the year, security...


China’s CASIC secures finance deal

The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has signed an agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) to support a range of initiatives related to industrial modernisation and defence research and development. In...


NASEM Report: Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology

Written by: Sarah W. Denton, Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University; Research Assistant, Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP), The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars On June 19,...


Explosive detonated at the US embassy in Beijing

Beijing (CNN) An explosive has been detonated in a public area at the US Embassy in Beijing, close to the main compound, an embassy spokesperson told CNN. A small amount of debris could be...


US, France introduce new Syria chemical weapons sanctions

Washington (CNN) – The United States and France have taken joint action to sanction individuals and entities connected with Syria’s chemical weapons program, the Treasury Department announced in a statement Wednesday. “Syria’s horrific use...


Threat Analysis

This is the 35th issue of the feature called the IBC Threat Assessment (IBC-TA) that was initiated in November 2014. It is intended to inform our readers about ongoing and emerging CRBNe-threats that need...


UK reveals 2017 defence donations, G2G disposals

The UK government has revealed the country’s donations and secondhand equipment sales with the publication of the 2017 Strategic Export Controls Annual Report. Equipment supplied by the UK government through gifts included: GBP15.6 million...


Call for papers….

You still have time to submit an abstract for this year’s call for papers, the deadline of August 31st is just over a month away, don’t delay send yours to [email protected] today! CBRNe Convergence...


The Skripal poisoning: the Novichok agent

On the 4th of March 2018 the former Russian double spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with a nerve agent known as Novichok in the city of Salisbury, UK. The two...

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