CounterING THE CBRN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Countering the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Explosive Device
Although few nations have resorted to the use of CBRN weapons in recent history, several countries are widely known to retain these capabilities within both their military arsenals and terrorist groups. In consequence the global threat of CBRN weapons improvised or otherwise, remains very real.
Of significant concern is the rise of regional militant terrorist organisations. Some of these organisations have the ability to access the necessary materials to conduct a CBRN attack.
A. Detection and Disposal.
There is a primary requirement to develop the capability to detect and dispose of suspected CBRN devices in a safe and controlled manner. This capability requires specialised equipment for, and subsequent training of, teams of selected CBRN personnel. These teams may operate alongside existing Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units; however such EOD units would also require extensive re-organisation and detailed re-equipping to be compatible with the CBRN teams.
There is a secondary requirement to protect vital installations, command locations, vehicles and individuals against the agents available to a CBRN improvised device attack. These protection equipments include filtration systems, forced air environments and command and control (C2) systems. All must survive a hostile CBRN environment.
With over 200 vehicle-based systems supplied worldwide, Transac International has now developed the capability to defeat the improvised CBRN threat. The primary requirement of detection and disposal systems is totally complementary to current EOD-related projects, while the secondary requirement of protection can also be provided.