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.

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Pentagon senior leaders and Harford County Executive Robert Cassilly joined U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center leaders in cutting the ribbon on the center's newly renovated and expanded biomanufacturing pilot facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground in a ceremony on June 12, 2024. The 25,000-square-foot facility fills a vital niche in the effort to free the nation from foreign suppliers and pioneer the creation of entirely new materials essential for national defense. Academic and Department of Defense research laboratories are synthesizing microbes that can produce chemicals and materials with extraordinary properties, but only at a gram-sized scale, said [...]

Call For Papers - CBRNe Convergence 2024

Date: October 28-30, October 2024Location: Orlando, Florida. Submission Deadline: September 09, 2024 We are pleased to announce the call for papers for CBRNe Convergence 2024. This premier event brings together leading experts, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of CBRNe defense and response. We invite you to contribute to this vital dialogue by submitting your latest research findings, case studies, and innovative solutions. Previously organisations such as the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, United States Postal Inspection Service, 908 Devices, FEMA, The EPA CBRNe Consequence Management Advisory Team, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Science Research, [...]

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission concludes investigation on reported allegations in Qalib al-Thawr and al-Balil, Syria

Report concludes that information obtained and analysed ‘not sufficient to provide reasonable grounds’ toxic chemicals used as a weapon in two 2017 incidents reported to OPCW by Government of Syria.  The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) in Syria concluded that the information obtained and analysed is not sufficient to provide reasonable grounds to determine that toxic chemicals were used as a weapon in the reported incidents that occurred on 9 August 2017 in Qalib al-Thawr and 8 November 2017 al-Balil, Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Republic. Incidents Reported by the Syrian Arab Republic On [...]

Global Connected Safety Leader Blackline Safety Secures Largest Contract in Company’s History at $8.5 Million

Blackline Safety Corp., a global leader in connected safety technology, today announced is largest contract to date – an $8.5 million deal to protect 1,025 workers at a major North American midstream company.The contract expands the company’s original $3.5 million deal with Blackline – announced in September 2023 — to protect more than 850 workers. Combined with the previous deal, Blackline devices now protect all of the company’s nearly 2,000 field and site workers.The midstream company purchased 1,025 G7 wearable gas-detection and lone worker devices, along with monitoring services. It also purchased 753 G7 Bridges to keep workers connected in remote [...]

Washington Technology announced the following: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded 9 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $4 billion contract vehicle for research-and-development work focused on technologies to counter weapons of mass destruction. DTRA received 11 bids in total for the contract that covers an initial five-year base period and a five-year optional ordering period, the Pentagon said in its Wednesday awards digest. Awardees are as follows: Applied Research Associates (incumbent) Booz Allen Hamilton (newcomer) Leidos (incumbent) Noblis (newcomer) Parsons (newcomer) Peraton (incumbent) SRC (newcomer) Signalscape (newcomer) Two Six Technologies (newcomer) The Pentagon's notice does not detail how [...]

Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC ret.) Don Alway recently received the Presidential Rank Award from FBI Director, Christopher Wray, at a White House Ceremony. The Presidential Rank Award is the highest possible award for civil service.  Don has always been a fan of the magazine and our Convergence events, and are chuffed to see him recognised for his "sustained extraordinary accomplishments … exceptional leadership, integrity and relentless commitment to the American People … and … for leading with confidence and humility while being faithful stewards of process and rigor.”  [...]

CWMD Provides CBRN detection and monitoring support to the Indy 500

Originally published by DHS https://www.dhs.gov/news/2024/05/29/cwmd-provides-cbrn-detection-and-monitoring-support-indy-500 On May 23 – 26, Assistant Secretary Mary Ellen Callahan, DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD), visited Indianapolis Motor Speedway to learn about the safety and security measures in preparation for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500.  The Indy 500 is the largest single-day sporting event in the world, with an estimated daily attendance of up to 350,000 people. Indianapolis is a critical and long standing CWMD operational partner. The Indy 500 preparations and operations are a quintessential showcase of collaboration across federal, state, and local agencies to meet the mission of safeguarding [...]

IM76 respirator at Eurosatory 2024

If you are heading to Eurosatory 2024 you will be able to head over to the Supergum Group booth and set your eyes on the awaited IM76 respirator.  Key features of the IM76: Enhanced Protection: The IM76 offers high-level filtration capabilities to safeguard against a wide range of hazardous agents, including chemical agents, biological pathogens, radiological particulates, and nuclear fallout. Comfortable Fit: The mask is ergonomically designed to ensure a comfortable and secure fit on a variety of face shapes and sizes. It features adjustable straps and cushioning to maximize comfort during extended periods of use. Wide Field of Vision: [...]

Orlando calling!

That's right folks, it is Orlando time again. Three years has flown by and we are heading back to the sunshine state from 28-30 October 2024.  2024 brings new changes to Convergence, firstly a new venue, the Hilton Orlando, and a shake up to the programme.  This year we are introducing new, focussed workstreams with roundtable discussions led by, and comprised of leading specialists.  The workstreams are Medical, Clandestine Labs, Special Sec events, and Assassination tools. More information on these, and the rest of the programme can be found on the event pages [...]

Free virtual webinars for the new Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER® R425 UW

Teledyne FLIR is pleased to announce the upcoming free virtual webinars for the new identiFINDER® R425 UW. This webinar will include a mix of videos, demonstrations, and presentations with an open Q&A session at the end with our product expert and service and support technicians. There are three webinars on May 29th, 2024, at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST, and 9PM EST (UTC-05:00). Free to sign up Approximately one hour long Live Q&A with our product experts and support technicians See underwater detection and identification Sign up now!   [...]

Bertin Environics Awarded Seven Year Contract from Norwegian MoD

Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA), awarded Bertin Environics with a new significant seven-year framework contract for the acquisition of CBRN Squad Kits. These kits combine Bertin Technologies Group’s chemical detection expertise from Finland and radiation detection knowledge from France, addressing the benefits of the Bertin Technologies’ acquisition of Environics conducted at end of 2022. Bertin Environics won the contract through international tender phase. “Together we are stronger, this award is a great example of the synergies we have gained. Combining the CBRN portfolio of the Bertin Group, we can provide the most comprehensive CBRN solution to our demanding customers”Head of [...]

New bomb disposal robots for the British Army

New high-tech bomb disposal robots will provide greater protection for soldiers and the public in a new deal for the British Army announced today.  50 of the T4 bomb disposal robots will be able to be used in situations of bomb and hazardous material disposal, helping the explosives team who attend thousands of call outs every year, all over the country. This will greatly reduce the risk to service personnel and the public when neutralising bomb and chemical threats. A £21 million contract with L3 Harris Technologies – based in Tewkesbury - will deliver with the first T4 units before [...]

April issue of CBRNe World magazine now available to download

A little delayed due to Convergence Canada, and a ghost in our website, but it is finally here. Head over to the magazine section of the site to find articles/interviews with Jeffrey Lewis, David DiGregorio, Ian Pleet, Jeffrey Bigongiari, Rob Chilcott, and many more. We also have DOUBLE RADIOACTIVE CBAX! Christina Baxter's 'good twin' goes on a mission to educate you on radiological detectors, but also to revisit the Litvinenko case. If you can't access the latest issue it may be because your account has expired, or you forgot to sign up! You can create an account in a couple [...]