CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • NATO, EUMS to structure CBRN reach-back together

    NATO's centre of excellence in the Czech Republic will soon structure its information exchanges and other activities on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) reach-back with the EU Military Staff for the first time. It also plans to complete its CBRN reach-back capability for allied

  • NNSA requests 4.4% nuclear non-proliferation funding increase

    Changes to nuclear non-proliferation funding accounts in fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) are meant to better organise activities and the shift is accompanied by a modest increase in funding, according to Frank Klotz, director of the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Programmes

  • Putin declares reserve call-up as NBC units exercise near Ukraine

    Russia is reportedly conducting large nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) exercises in its territory adjoining Ukraine. Reserve NBC specialists are being selectively mobilised for the undertaking. Sources told IHS Jane's that "they are calling up older reservists with NBC specialisations

  • Kuwait to get Fuchs NBC recce vehicles

    Germany's Federal Security Council has approved the sale of 11 Fuchs armoured vehicles for nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance purposes to Kuwait, according to an official document circulated by the German media on 4 February. The document said the Federal Security Council had

  • Poland, Ukraine to launch PPE manufacturing joint venture

    Polish military equipment manufacturer Lubawa and Ukraine's Ukroboronprom announced on 25 December the signing of an agreement to establish a manufacturing facility in Ukraine through a new joint venture (JV). The JV is expected to be launched in early 2015, with the two sides currently

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  • Portugal to buy 192 new 4x4 tactical armoured vehicles

    Portugal is planning to launch a tender for 192 4x4 light tactical armoured vehicles, the country's Ministry of National Defence told IHS Jane's . Several variants are planned under the Viatura Táctica Ligeira com Blindagem (VTLB) programme for the country's army. The programme will be set up
  • Iran claims to have tested 'very special weapon'

    The naval wing of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has implied that it is working on a missile that can be launched from a submerged submarine. Iranian television showed footage of a missile being launched from below the surface during the 'Great Prophet 9' exercise that was held on
  • USN to add due-regard radar after Triton fielding

    Key Points The USN plans to add a due-regard radar to its Triton UAV after it is fielded to the fleet Aircraft will be delivered to the fleet at the end of 2017 and early in 2018 The US Navy (USN) plans to add a due-regard radar to its Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned maritime surveillance


  • AM-35 and AM-50 (humanitarian anti-mine boots)

    Development Zeman's mine resistant boots are designed to provide leg protection against Anti-Personnel (AP) mines containing up to 35 g (AM-35 type) and 50 g (AM-50 type) high explosives (TNT) and have been developed by Zeman in cooperation with Aall Jiri Chladek explosives consultants (see

  • Hard wired compact exploders ATLAS 300 & ATLAS 350

    Description The ATLAS 300 and 350 are electronic capacitor exploders designed for firing electric detonators. They each feature one firing output, equipped with safety sockets in order to avoid the user from being in contact with dangerous output voltage. The ATLAS 300 exploder is equipped with

  • Joint Protective AirCrew Ensemble (JPACE) Chemical Protective Coverall (CPC)

    Development The Blücher Joint Protective AirCrew Ensemble (JPACE) Chemical Protective Coverall (CPC) was developed as part of a joint programme for a CBRN protective aircrew suit intended for use by all fixed and rotary wing aviators of the US Armed Forces (US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine

  • Scansilc 4336 High Definition Portable X-ray System

    Description The Scansilc 4336 is a high performance portable X-ray system for use in defence and security applications, that incorporates a high resolution x-ray detector with a large format 43 × 36 cm imaging area which has a 14-bit dynamic range and 139 µm pixel pitch. The flat panel