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David’s Sling has dubious debut against Syrian missiles

Israeli air-defence system David’s Sling had its operational debut on 23 July, but the point of impact of the incoming Syrian missiles was incorrectly calculated. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced soon after the...

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Editorial Column by Brig. Gen. (ret.) William King

Brig. Gen. (ret.) William King from the US Army 20th CBRNe Command shares his views on the increasing threat of weapons of mass destruction in the US. Read the full column here. …read more...

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China developing large autonomous underwater vehicles

China has embarked on a project to develop large autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), according to a 20 July report by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post ( SCMP ) newspaper. Designated the 912...

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Berkeley Nucleonics release new SAMPack Model

Berkeley Nucleonics (BNC) has released its latest in Backpack Radiation Detectors, the Model SAMPack 120-D. The new design includes dual scintillation detectors which deliver unmatched directionality functions. …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)

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Woman severely burned in chemical attack near Los Angeles

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say a woman suffered life-threatening injuries when someone splashed her with an unknown type of caustic chemical. Continue Reading… …read more From:: CBRNe (CBRN)

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CBRNe Country Profile: Syria

Syria, home to the longest inhabited capital city and one of the most diversely populated countries in the region, has been caught up in a civil war that has been raging on for seven...

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Pandora Report: 7.20.2018

Summer Workshop on Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Global Health Security This week Schar Biodefense hosted a three-day workshop on all things health security, from anthrax to Zika. Highlights from the first two days include a...

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Pentagon calls for classified nuclear changes

(CNN) – Even as the Trump administration looks for further nuclear arms reductions with Russia and full denuclearization with North Korea, the Pentagon is making crucial changes in nuclear weapons employment and options after...

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Russia shows off Putin’s ‘super weapons’

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump...

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Farnborough 2018: Lockheed Martin, TRS codify NATO BMD partnership

Lockheed Martin and ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS, a joint venture between Thales and Raytheon) have announced a strengthening of their partnership arrangement to provide NATO with a territorial ballistic missile defence (BMD) command-and-control (C2) capability. In...

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