Tag Archives: CBRN

Brandi Vann: DOD Changes Approach to CBRN Defense

Brandi Vann

Brandi Vann, deputy assistant secretary for chemical and biological defense programs at the Department of Defense, said DOD is reassessing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) amid emerging threats. Vann noted that there are new opportunities to leverage artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other emerging technologies for CBRN defense.

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FLIR Systems Wins US Army OTA to Advance Multi-Sensor Detection System; Roger Wells Quoted

FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems has been awarded a $26 million Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement modification to support the U.S. Army’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade (NBCRV SSU) program. FLIR will serve as the lead integrator under the OTA. The company will work to modernize the Army’s NBCRV system with improved and autonomous CBRN sensors.

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Gov’t Leaders Discuss Nat’l Security Threats at NDIA’s CBRN Conference

Senior government officials discussed a range of national concerns on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense during the National Defense Industrial Association’s CBRN Conference and Exhibition in Delaware, National Defense magazine reported Tuesday. Andrew Kilianski, chief intelligence officer at the joint program executive office for CBRN, said that focus must be shifted to emerging threats and potential attacks from near-peer adversaries.

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USAF Completes Joint Service CBRN Protection Masks

The U.S. Air Force has developed a wearable mask designed to protect helicopter aircrew from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards. The service branch said Thursday its Joint Service Aircrew Mask - Rotary Wing works to protect a user's ocular, percutaneous and respiratory systems and operates with night vision equipment. The mask features a removable faceplate and increased battery life over the previous Aircrew Eye and Respiratory Protection system. Users of the mask would also gain a field of view made for combat operations in CBRN environments. The U.S. Navy will also use the mask to replace the existing CBRN protection system assigned to HH-60G Pave Hawk and UH-1N Huey aircraft.

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National Guard Bureau, DoD Develop Unmanned Robot for CBRN Incident Response

The Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division of the National Guard Bureau‘s Operations Directorate teamed up with other Defense Department agencies to develop a robotic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident response capacity within the DoD. Malcolm Reese, joint program director of the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, led an effort …

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Army Describes Counter-WMD Mission in New Doctrine

The U.S. Army has released a new doctrinal publication that describes how the service branch plans to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. The document titled “Combined Arms Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction” defines counter-WMD operations as measures taken against threat actors to impede …

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White House releases National Strategy to Counter Biothreats

In recognition of the increasingly likelihood of a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) attack against the US, the White House released yesterday its National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats. The new strategy highlights the need for partnerships across sectors in the US and with the international community. The strategy …

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