CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Nuclear Security Summit to discuss securing radiological materials against exploitation by terrorists

    Preventing groups such as the Islamic State from securing radiological materials from military and civil programmes for 'dirty bombs' will be among the top discussions at the Nuclear Security Summit on 31 March-1 April in Washington, DC, according to US officials. "We know that terrorist

  • Supporting role: FFG firms up Wisent 2 specs

    Key Points The Wisent 2 Support Vehicle is being offered as a multi-role platform for battlefield recovery or combat engineer missions It can be based on a Leopard 2 MBT hull Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) developed the Wisent 2 Support vehicle as a private venture to meet emerging

  • US seeks Pakistan nuclear reduction, but Pakistani officials demur

    The United States hopes to convince Pakistan to scale back its nuclear armament programmes, but Pakistani officials suggested this is unlikely unless rival India does so first. Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan's prime minister on foreign affairs, told reporters on 1 March that "if India does

  • USN shifts course on remote minehunting system

    Key Points USN has halted acquisition of LRIP-2 RMMV for the LCS mine countermeasures mission package Officials to re-evaluate RMMV, plus CUSV and Knifefish as potential systems for volume and bottom minehunting The US Navy (US Navy) has taken the decision to halt procurement of a second batch of

  • US intel chief says Syria did not declare all its chemical weapons

    James Clapper, the director of US National Intelligence, confirmed on 25 February that the United States believes that Syria did not make a full declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) after it signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in September 2013.

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  • Kiowa Warrior helicopter sale to Tunisia approved

    Tunisia is set to procure surplus Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout and light attack helicopters after the US government approved a sale valued at USD100.8 million. The sale, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 3 May, covers the helicopters, weapon systems,
  • Lockheed Martin explores EMATT upgrades

    Key Points The EMATT is designed to simulate the movements and sounds of diesel submarines Lockheed Martin exploring other naval uses for EMATT The US Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a five-year contract worth USD50 million to deliver up to 3,500 Mk 39 Expendable Mobile Anti-submarine