DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

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NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme

The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes security-related practical cooperation based on scientific research, innovation and knowledge exchange within NATO’s wide network of partner countries.

It connects scientists, experts and officials from Allied and partner countries to address security challenges, such as cyber defence, counter-terrorism or defence against CBRN agents; to support NATO-led missions and operations; to foster the development of security-related advanced technologies such as sensors and detectors, nanotechnologies, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and to address human and social aspects of security such as the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325).

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DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory.
Application of nano-bio technology.

The main objective of DIMLAB project (SPS G5571) is to heighten chemical and biological threat response capability through deployable field laboratories and to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism in the framework of NATO.

DIMLAB project proposes to design and build a chemical & biological laboratory by using the latest advances in nano & bio technology, under the guidance of experienced end users and validation by a reference defence laboratory. The project will focus on developing a working CB turn-key solution and sharing knowledge and experience. This is a joint Spanish, Tunisian and Moroccan initiative involving young scientists in academia guided by CBRN experienced end users.

The DIMLAB project is supported by the NATO SPS Progamme.

Project news

Fighting COVID-19 with science

"Mobile laboratories have proven to be very efficient for the diagnosis of highly dangerous pathogens as well as for training health workers”, stated Dr Eyüp Turmus, NATO SPS Advisor and Programme Manager. In Morocco and Tunisia, an ongoing SPS project is developing...

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News from the web

News From The Web

Are you planning to go to CBRNe Convergence, or another event, that offers a long flight/transit (yeah, you remember those...) and wondering what to read? How about a tale of low cunning and high intrigue that will surprise and amaze? It might not have a race to the airport, but Milton Leitenberg's piece on the Russian disinformation campaign has most everything else - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10736700.2021.1964755?scroll=top&needAccess=true The abstract is included, but it basically goes into a great deal of detail in how the Russian's have had an active disinformation campaign from 1949 to the present day. Abstract: From 1949 until 1988, the Soviet… [...]

A rare feat: Material protects against both biological and chemical threats

Peer-Reviewed Publication: Northwestern UniversityPublished in Eurekalert A Northwestern University research team has developed a versatile composite fabric that can deactivate both biological threats, such as the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and chemical threats, such as those used in chemical warfare. A material that is effective against both classes of threats is rare. The material also is reusable. It can be restored to its original state after the fabric has been exposed to threats by a simple bleach treatment.The promising fabric could be used in face masks and other protective clothing. “Having a bifunctional material that has the ability to deactivate… [...]

Smiths Detection confirms BioFlash detects airborne SARS-CoV-2 variants including Delta and Delta plus

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today confirms that its air sampler, BioFlash, can detect SARS-CoV-2 variants including the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), Beta variant (B.1.351), Gamma variant (P.1), the Kappa variant (B1.617.1), Delta (B.1.617.2) and Delta plus variant (B.1.617.2.1). The company is currently confirming the ability to detect the Lambda variant, with results likely available in Autumn.Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today confirms that its air sampler, BioFlash®, can detect SARS-CoV-2 variants including the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), Beta variant (B.1.351), Gamma variant (P.1), the Kappa variant (B1.617.1),… [...]

Avon Protection showcase respiratory and ballistic protection together at AUSA 2021

Avon Protection will be showcasing their latest respiratory and ballistic protection solutions at AUSA exhibition on October 13-16th 2021. As an innovative capability provider, Avon Protection understand the unique requirements of the modern warfighter and tactical operator. The capability on display at AUSA demonstrates Avon Protection’s continued investment in designing and delivering integrated soldier systems to the U.S. DOD. Building on their position as a leading supplier of solutions to the U.S. DOD, Avon Protection will be demonstrating their full respiratory range including the M50, M53A1 and ST54 alongside their Avon Protection Ceradyne helmet portfolio. Integration is at the core… [...]

Leidos awarded DARPA contract to develop advanced protective equipment for U.S. Military

Leidos was recently awarded a prime contract by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for their Personalized Protective Biosystem (PPB) program. Through this award, Leidos will develop technology that reduces the need for burdensome protective equipment while increasing defense against both existing and future chemical and biological (CB) threats. This three-phase, five-year cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a total ceiling value of $19.3 million. “Leidos thrives at tackling the world’s toughest challenges; in this case, protecting frontline personnel against emerging threats with a revolutionary approach to personal protection equipment,” said Leidos Chief Technology Officer Jim Carlini. DARPA’s PPB program addresses the national need… [...]

In the wake of reporting about Peter Daszak and his involvement with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and his removal from the The Lancet's COVID-19 Commission, a further call has been made to remove him of his role of President of EcoHealth Alliance.  In a letter sent to the EcoHealth Alliance board, as well as DHS, NIH, and NIAID, a group of ten scientists have raised their concerns about Peter Daszak, and him remaining as president of the organisation.  The letter, available to download here, states that "Daszak has now been proven to have concealed several extreme situations of conflict of… [...]

Since last posting information on the requirment of applying for an NIE to travel to the USA, the web pages at the US Embassy in the UK have changed, and may have dones so elsewehere also.  The information required to apply for an NIE is now to be found in Section 4: Information for non-immigrant visa or ESTA holders requiring an NIE on the UK embassy page here  The required information remains mostly the same, although the number of questions has been shortened. Under Section 4 click on "I have another reason to travel to the United States and need a National… [...]

Telerob receives multi-million dollar unmanned ground vehicle order from Latvian ministry of defense

 AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH (Telerob), received a multi-million dollar firm-fixed-price order from the Latvian Ministry of Defense (MoD). The order, received on July 8, 2021, encompasses the procurement of telemax™ EVO HYBRID and tEODor™ EVO unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and engineering support to the Latvian National Armed Forces. Delivery is scheduled to be completed in late 2021. “Every year, Latvian Explosive Ordnance Disposal forces neutralize ammunitions of various caliber rifles, artillery shells, minesweepers, aviation bombs and other explosive objects by the thousands,” said Brian Young, AeroVironment… [...]

Noblis wins $263 million contract to advance DTRA’s implementation of the DOD’s cooperative threat reduction program

Under The Contract, Noblis Will Implement A Technology-Based Approach To Deliver Premiere Advisory Services.  Noblis, Inc., a leading provider of science, technology and strategy services to the federal government, today announced it has received a five-year, $263 million prime contract from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to advance implementation of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program. Under the contract, Noblis will implement a technology-based approach to deliver premiere advisory services that will advance the CTR Program’s mission to work cooperatively with partners and allies to reduce or eliminate weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats and related materials, technologies, facilities… [...]

The Youtube news channel NTD ran a report on their channel in February of 2020 where they called and spoke to funeral directors in Wuhan about the numbers of deaths they were seeing.  Some of the answers are quite revealing, although it is what has been long suspected, that the official death toll appears to be far from the real number. You can wacth the report here     [...]

LexaGene Enters into Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with US DEVCOM

 LexaGene Holdings, Inc. a  molecular diagnostics company developing automated rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing solutions for veterinary diagnostics and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, today announced it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM). This CRADA aims to foster innovative biothreat defense capability development, which is part of DEVCOM’s current technology priorities. LexaGene will work with the United States Army to demonstrate the capabilities of the MiQLabTM, LexaGene’s flagship pathogen detection system. Dr. Manoj Nair, Director Applications & Assay Development at LexaGene comments, “This CRADA enables our team to work with biothreat specialists within… [...]

Kromek to supply ‘dirty bomb’ detectors to United States

Sedgefield-based Kromek Group plc has announced a contract worth up to $1.6m to provide its world-leading radiation detection equipment to a US federal entity. Kromek’s D3S-ID wearable nuclear radiation detector is designed to enable first responders, armed forces, border security and other chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) experts to detect threats. The order will be delivered over two years commencing immediately. The D3S-ID is a wearable gamma neutron RIID (radioisotope identification device) that scans continuously to identify radioisotopes and detect neutrons in real time. It is one of the fastest and most accurate isotope identification devices on the market… [...]