CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • France, UK swim ahead with MMCM demonstrator programme

    Key Points Contract signed on 27 March for MMCM demonstrator first phase Thales to lead industry team on joint France/UK unmanned offboard mine countermeasures demonstrator An industry team headed up by Thales has been selected to lead an unmanned offboard mine countermeasures (MCM) demonstrator

  • First airborne MCM helicopter delivered to JMSDF

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of the first MCH-101 helicopter airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) variant from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and AgustaWestland. Formally handed over at Kawasaki's Gifu factory on 27 February, the aircraft was subsequently

  • 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

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  • UK to deploy Sentinel surveillance aircraft to Iraq

    The UK is to deploy a pair of Raytheon Sentinel R.1 Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) surveillance aircraft to the Middle East to bolster its support of the international mission against the Islamic State in Iraq. The deployment, which was announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 26 March, will
  • OneSKY points the way for civil-military harmonisation

    Thales is working with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on the development of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) under the OneSKY programme. The three principal delivery partners argue that CMATS, which costs around AUD600 million (USD468.9


  • 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