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Chemring and Smiths Detection win Army contracts

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents. According to...


Dutch defense chief opens door for more F-35s

COLOGNE, Germany – Dutch defense minister Ank Bijleveld has eliminated the country’s budget cap for F-35 purchases, opening the possibility of buying more planes in the future, a spokesman confirmed to Defense News. The...


Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – At least 14 civilians and four soldiers were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Congo, the army...


US space force risks undermining space security

Key Points The United States is taking steps to establish a ‘space force’ that would be an independent sixth branch of the US military. By promoting the use of space for national security purposes...


Dr. Jeffrey H. Musk to speak at NCT USA 2019!

Dr. Jeffrey Musk, Chief of the Nuclear Detection Division for the Defence Threat Reduction Agency, will be sharing his expertise and insights during the session, “RadNuke Emergency Management.” This session will take place from...


Focus on Melioidosis: Highlighted News and Research

Melioidosis, also called Whitmore’s disease, is an infectious disease that can infect humans or animals. The disease is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis: The Most Neglected Tropical Disease Why is Burkholderia [Read...


Pandora Report: 9.21.2018

U.S. National Biodefense Strategy On Tuesday, President Trump released the National Biodefense Strategy, which “sets the course for the United States to combat the serious biothreats our country faces, whether they arise from natural...


U.S. Regulator Approves $3.2m order for 70 DroneGuns

On 14 June 2018, DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) advised the market that it had received a $3,200,000 order for 70 DroneGunsTM for use by a Middle Eastern Ministry of Defence. The...


Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo

DAKAR (Reuters) – Uganda will vaccinate against Ebola should it spread from Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been hit twice this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Uganda borders Congo’s...


Melioidosis and the Role of Phages, UV Rays, and Fertilizer

An international research team has developed a mathematical model for monitoring and controlling the spread of melioidosis in Southeast Asia. Melioidosis is a serious infectious disease manifesting itself as multiple abscesses of [Read more]...

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