CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Indonesia to homeport newly commissioned Type 209/1400 submarine in Central Sulawesi

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its first new submarine in 36 years The diesel-electric platform’s base in Central Sulawesi will give it better access to disputed maritime areas in the region The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) will

  • ADF to receive CBRN equipment worth USD230 million

    As part of Project LAND 2110 Phase 1B the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will receive equipment worth AUD300 million (USD230 million) for protection against chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) threats, the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced on 3 July. The equipment will

  • ARCIMS performs full detect-to-engage mission in North Sea trials

    Key Points The end-to-end demonstration, performed as part of the Belgian Navy’s North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials, used the Atlas Elektronik UK ARCIMS unmanned surface vessel The ARCIMS system was configured with a Northrop Grumman AN/AQS-24B towed synthetic aperture sonar/laser linescan

  • ONR to deliver MIW RAC prototypes to NECC in mid-2017

    The US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) is helping to provide a capability that will enable explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians to detect mines in very shallow water, provide sufficient standoff, and reduce the detect-to-engage timeline. The Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability

  • ARGO stresses J8 Atlas UGV in US, Canadian trials

    ARGO XTR has delivered a number of its J8 Atlas Xtreme Terrain Robot (XTR) platforms to Canada and the United States for evaluation. In early March the company was awarded a CAD1 million (USD735,000) contract from Public Services and Procurement Canada for three J8 Atlas XTRs for evaluation, and


  • US strike fails to stem CW use in Syria

    The United States responded to the use of sarin in Syria with a cruise missile strike on Shayrat Air Base. Geoffrey Chapman and Alessandra Giovanzanti assess the possible impact of future chemical attacks by the Syrian government and likely international responses
  • Chemical warfare threat continues to evolve

    As improvised chemical weapons attacks become increasingly common, greater training and awareness are needed for responders on the ground. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon examines some of the lessons to be learnt from chemical weapons use in Syria and Iraq.
  • Borders vulnerable as peace stalls in Colombia

    Colombian voters have narrowly rejected a peace deal with the insurgent group FARC. Annette Idler surveys the prospects for security in the country's border regions.
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  • Indonesia's Dirgantara N219 completes maiden flight

    Key Points Indonesia has completed the maiden flight of its N219 twin-turboprop aircraft Flight paves the way for further tests and certifications for the programme, which was originally scheduled to begin serial production in 2015 State-owned firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has flown its