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Dirty Bomb
A dirty bomb or RDD (Radiological Dispersal Device) is usually a conventional bomb or improvised explosive device which contains radioactive material. The bomb is used to spread radiation across as wide an area as possible. The bomb is not a nuclear weapon and usually has minimal destructive power, its main purpose being to create a large enough blast to disperse the radioactive material. This material is usually nuclear waste from power stations. Materials most likely to be used in dirty bombs are Caesium-137, Strontium-90 and Americium-241. The actual damage that a dirty bomb could inflict is still the subject of a great deal of contradictory debate.
Designing security into the cities of the future
Frederic Dot, Global Industry Development Director, Dassault Systemes, looks at the effects of digitally modelling cities to improve efficiency, security and public services
Medical nuclear source disposal in Manila
Louise Potterton, IAEA Division of Public Information provides insight into the protection of used nuclear sources to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
Boat-mounted Radiation Detection Equipment For Maritime Patrols
Police and defence agencies now have access to radiation detection equipment from Thermo Fisher for use on small patrol craft and vessels for homeland security applications
Bomb Detection Buoys Discussed On San Diego TV
The IDN bomb detection system from Intellicheck Mobilisa for use in harbours for the detection of dirty bombs has gained TV media coverage
Port security spending featured in Intellicheck Mobilisa interview
CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa expands on US Government spending on wireless port security technology during podcast interview
Wireless Security Buoy contract extension
The US Navy has extended its contract with Intellicheck Mobilisa for wireless security buoy sensor grid for high speed communications and real-time marine monitoring
Washington Police successfully test dirty bomb detector
Mobile Advanced Radioisotope Identification System from Thermo Fisher Scientific passes field testing in crowded city environment from police in Washington DC
Ocularis IP VMS chosen by Defentect
Homeland security company involved in the manufacture of systems for dirty bomb detection chooses Ocularis IP Video Management System from OnSSI for demonstration perimeter detection system
Former DHS secretary joins BPSI advisory board
Real-Time toxin detection experts hire former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security as an advisor to their team
Toxin detection system for building HVAC systems
Building Sentry One from BPSI detects toxins, closes down ventilation systems and provides identification data in real time to the emergency services
Protection blanket for nuclear and IED incidents
Radiation Shield Technologies produce personnel protection covering radiation and explosive devices
Dirty bomb threat discussion to be held in US
Radiation Shield Technologies to speak at forthcoming summit in Washington concerning protection from the threat of radiation dispersal devices
Dirty bomb detection order for OSI Systems
Homeland Security order for weapons detection system from Rapiscan Systems focussing on radiological dispersal devices
Radiation detection for New York building protection system
Isotope identification and radiation detection points from Berkeley Nucleonics to be used in distributed building protection system for detection presence of radiological devices
Epsilon to re-sell Defetect sensor equipment
Reseller partnership combines skills in specifying and installing radiation detection equipment and sensor management and monitoring software
Canadian distribution agreement for radiation detectors
Dirty bomb sensors and threat monitoring to be supplied to the Canadian market by S2 Asset Protection in agreement signed with Splinternet
New advisor joins Splinternet board
Threat detection sensor network management company recruits seasoned security expert onto its board of advisors
Portable radioisotope detector released
Rugged and portable unit for the identification of dirty bomb ingredients fills a gap in detection technology
DHS certification for X-Ray systems
SAFETY act certification for detection systems including parcel X-ray and mobile cargo inspection products from American Science and Engineering
Chinese order for radiation detection equipment
Beijing Olympics to be protected from radiation dispersal devices by identiFINDER hand held radiation detectors from ICx Technologies
Convergint joins Splinternet for radiation detector distribution
North American distributor joins resellers of Defentect radiation detection network for protection against radiation dispersal devices
Explosive and radiation detection experts join forces
Co-operation agreement signed between Splinternet and Guardian Technologies to make the best use of their explosion and radiation detection technologies in the fight against terrorism
Dirty bomb detection for public areas
RMS and Splinternet to develop wide area radiation detection technology for deployment in public facilities
Alliance to integrate video analytics with radiation detection.
Responding to the need to defend against radiological dispersal devices, Splinternet has joined forces with video analytics supplier, OnSSI.
Marketing agreement on key fob radiation detector
RadDetect 1250 personal radiation detector for detecting and locating sources of radiation to be marketed through distribution network.
Vidiation acquisition complements Splinernet radiation detection product
Acquisition consolidates ability to develop and market solutions for the detection of radiation based terrorist devices such as the dirty bomb.
Radiation detectors for ThermoFisher.
Identifinder radiation detection units are able to distinguish between sources of a threatening nature from trace radiation in normal products of a non-threatening nature.
Three options for radiation detection on show at ISC West.
DefenTect, GammaTect and GammaTect plus systems for protection against dirty bombs to be demonstrated at the ISC West Show in Las Vegas.
Radiation detector and isotope identifier with built in surveillance triggers.
GammaTect Plus provides sophisticated radiation detection and identification for preventing the storage and movement of materials for dirty bombs combined with alert system and camera triggers.
Splinternet dirty bomb detector to use Vidiation software.
Video based radiation detection software to be deployed in Splinternet system for the detection of radiation disbursement devices.
Radio opaque fabric on show at PPE conference.
Radiation Shield Technologies displays its recently acquired Demron radiation blocking fabric at Personal Protective Equipment exhibition.
Funding for radiation disbursement bomb detection.
Vidiation engages management consultants to secure funding for marketing dirty bomb detection technology.
Planning business continuity in the context of risk.
Ian Bond, Data Centre Consultant at Cisco Systems UK & Ireland looks at the changing face of business continuity.
Vidiation unveils dirty bomb detector at ASIS
Radiation detection using video surveillance systems forms the basis for a technology that uses cameras to detect dirty bombs in public places
Vidiation advisory board recruits expert in radiological terrorism
New board member coincides with launch of radiation detection technology by Vidiation
Vidiation counters dirty bomb threat with new detector
Software based dirty bomb detector picks up radioactivity from surveillance video stream analysis
 
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