CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • 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 Department of State approves sale of CBRN protective equipment to India

    The US Department of State has approved a possible USD75 million Foreign Military Sale of chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) protective equipment to the Indian government, according to an 11 May statement by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). New Delhi had requested a

  • Tactical targets: US addresses naval aviation challenges in a rapidly changing landscape

    Although US naval TACAIR is without operational parallel, the navy and marines face significant challenges to maintain their edge and relevance. The JNI editorial team - Mike Fabey , Richard Scott , Martin Streetly , and Anika Torruella - explores progress, pitfalls, and potential Since 2010, US

  • Xponential 2017: Tison to compete in UK MoD's Project Starter

    QinetiQ North America has confirmed to Jane's that it will be competing in the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Project Starter programme with its Tison unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Project Starter is seeking a new explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) UGV. Tison was first displayed at the Association


  • 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.
  • Balancing act: Serbian Armed Forces update

    Serbia is one of few countries whose armed forces successfully co-operate with both Russia and the West, but while Belgrade insists on military neutrality, just how much longer this will be tolerated remains to be seen. Gerrard Cowan reports
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