CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Russia creates new Aerospace Force service branch

    Russia has activated the Aerospace Forces as a new branch of its military, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 3 August. The Aerospace Forces (VKS) has been formed by the merger of the Russian Air Force (VVS) and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO). Speaking during a

  • Saudi Arabia requests USD500 million ammo replenishment

    The US State Department has approved the sale of a large amount of ammunition to Saudi Arabia to replenish stocks depleted by the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 29 July. The DSCA said the proposed sales were worth an estimated USD500 million

  • Kuwait orders Rheinmetall MAN NBC reconnaissance vehicles

    Kuwait has ordered 12 nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, Rheinmetall announced on 1 July. Deliveries of the 6x6 Fox (Fuchs) 2 NBS-RS variants are scheduled to commence in 2017. Terms of the accord were not disclosed. Rheinmetall

  • Moscow tests final 'nuclear triad' element with snap mobile strategic missile drills

    Russia's Strategic Missile Forces on 1 June began a series of 50 large-scale missile regiment-level and "special tactical" exercises, lasting more than one month, Colonel Igor Egorov of the country's Defence Ministry has announced. The exercises involve the rapid deployment and break-out

  • Pentagon reviewing anthrax handling after mistakenly shipping live samples

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) is reviewing its processes for handling anthrax after mistakenly shipping live samples to at least 51 laboratories. The Pentagon realised in late May that it had accidentally shipped live anthrax samples - among inactivated samples - to at least 51 laboratories in

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  • UK extends reformed Tornado unit for operations over Iraq

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to sustain in service the reformed 12 (Bomber) Squadron for a further year in order to continue air strikes against the Islamic State, the defence secretary announced on 3 August. The squadron, which is currently conducting strikes over Iraq from its forward
  • Pentagon awards JAGM development contract

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has received a USD66 million EMD contract for JAGM The missile will be integrated onto the Apache and Viper attack helicopters while the production line is qualified The US Army and the US Navy on 31 July awarded Lockheed Martin a USD66 million engineering and


  • 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