Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

Summer 2017

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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Small Package CBRN Threat Mitigation By Jonathan Lesser, Endeavor Robotics Highly trained response teams operate in dynamic and challenging urban, rural, or wilderness environments. Above all, they must successfully locate, isolate, and interrogate CBRNE threats to keep personnel and civilians out of harm's way and protect vital physical assets. The challenge of keeping responders safe during potential CBRNE threats even in extreme climate conditions, has been met by integrating ground robots with response teams. The PackBot equipped with a mature CBRNE sensor suite and our uPoint control system provides the team with real-time situational and incident data, allows teams to reliably detect, log, map, alert, report and share data across the battlespace. In addition, our uPoint® Multi-robot control system allows a single operator to control multiple robots across the operational area. PackBot CBRNE fills the technology gap of keeping soldiers at a safe standoff distance yet getting real- time situational information on hazards and infrastructure. PackBot CBRNE leverages the battle- tested rugged platform's performance history with seamless integration of a suite of CBRNE sensors to increase responder's safe-distance from danger while gathering actionable intelligence, and protecting responders, workers, the public, and the environment. The PackBot's modular manipulator arm hosts multiple positions for sensor attachment, as well as disrupter attachment, aiming and remote firing; the arm has a 13.6 kg (30 lb.) lift capacity and the ability to view objects up to 227 cm (89.5 in) above ground level. The chassis can be quickly outfitted with a large variety of payloads while maintaining full mobility on steep stairs and challenging outdoor terrain. The robotic system operates in extreme environmental and weather conditions and provides operators with current meteorological data. More info: Handheld Detection and ID 908 Devices, maker of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecule analysis, has announced the release of MX908 TM , a second-generation handheld chemical detection and identification device powered by the Company's patented and award-winning high-pressure mass spectrometry (HPMSTM) technology. Designed for true trace-level detection and identification across a variety of CBRNE and Hazmat response missions, MX908 complements the success of 908 Devices' first-generation device M908 TM . This device is deployed globally and protects communities across the United States with at least one device fielded in every state. The enhanced power of HPMS enables MX908 to provide civilian, federal and military responders with new and improved target detection and identification capabilities. This includes increased sensitivity that is up to 1,000 times greater than previous generation devices, and a new simultaneous dual-mode ionization for even broader threat category coverage. MX908 features an upgraded all hazards target list, which includes a broader spectrum of chemical warfare agents (CWA) as well as explosives and high-priority toxic industrial chemicals (TIC). From military grade, commercial and improvised explosives to novel threat materials, MX908 empowers responders to solve the challenges associated with today's threat landscape. The MX908 target list will continue to evolve to include new threat categories that will address the chemical dangers currently fueling community epidemics, public safety concerns, and military response. More info: Hemostatic Evolution Early control of severe bleeding may prevent shock and may be life-saving. The United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) reports that 30 to 40 percent of civilian deaths by traumatic injury are the result of hemorrhaging; of those deaths, 33 to 56 percent occur before the patient reaches an emergency care facility. RevMedx, Inc. has announced significant price reductions for its award-winning XSTAT 12 and XSTAT 30 hemostatic devices. The Food and Drug Administration recently granted 510(k) clearance for new versions of XSTAT that RevMedx developed with support from the U.S. Department of Defense. The new XSTAT devices contain design changes that decrease manufacturing costs and improve scalability while maintaining safety and efficacy. XSTAT 12 and 30 are prescription devices that work by injecting a group of small, rapidly-expanding sponges into a wound cavity using a syringe-like applicator. In a wound, the sponges rapidly expand and exert hemostatic pressure. Unlike traditional methods that may take several minutes to be effective, XSTAT can stop bleeding in seconds to stabilize injuries until patients reach an emergency facility. The XSTAT 12's smaller applicator, approximately 12 mm in diameter, enables treatment of narrow-entrance wounds from small caliber ammunition and stabbings. Since its launch in 2014, there have been multiple successful uses of XSTAT devices in civilian and military pre-hospital settings. More info: TECH UPDATE 22 | S&B / CST & CBRNE | Summer 2017

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