When Smiths Detection had a need to quickly demonstrate to an important customer the ability of their LCD series detector family to function in the Arabic language, the challenge of the understandably complex engineering cycles involved in the development of operational equipment arose.
The United States Marine Corp (USMC) has awarded a contract for the delivery of PlumeSIM, Argon’s instrumented CBRN training system. Due for delivery early 2018, the system will include a number of training simulators and will significantly enhance CBRN exercises and student learning for the Marine Corp.
PlumeSIM enables users to implement both Tabletop and Live Field Exercises based upon both GIS mapping and “home-made maps” with ease, and incorporates a powerful after action review (AAR) capability that enables both command decisions and survey team activity to be practiced, verified and refined.
Argon Electronics, the global leader in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) and HazMat training systems, celebrates 30 years in business this month and, in commemoration, has released an eBook that explores the three key types of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) training: Live Agent Training, Simulant Agent Training and Simulation Training.
“It seems only a relatively short time ago that discussions with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service relating to their desire to enhance radiological hazard training after the Chernobyl reactor accident resulted in Argon entering the field of CBRN simulation” reflected Steven Pike, Managing Director and Founder of Argon. “Fast forward some 28 years, and our training systems, underpinned by numerous patents and commercial relationships with many of the world’s leading detector manufacturers, are in use throughout the world to enhance CBRN training.”
To celebrate this achievement, Argon has launched a new website and has also released an eBook, which will help those organisations reviewing their CBRN and HazMat training consider some of the options available. “This is our first eBook, and the contribution from David Butler BEM, a former military officer at the UK Defence CBRN Centre Winterbourne Gunner has ensured interesting reading. At a time when hardly a month passes without mention of a CBRN related incident in the news, the need for organisations to ensure they are well prepared has never been greater.” affirmed Pike.
The eBook considers a number of factors relating to effective Chemical Warfare Agent training - including health and safety, regulatory burdens, the environment and costs.
The new eBook is available to download, free of charge, from the Argon website.
Global CBRN training systems providers Argon Electronics have been Highly Commended for their PlumeSIM CBRN training system in the CBRN UK Tim Otter CBRN Innovator of the Year Award.
“We were thrilled to win such a prestigious award for a product that has contributed so much to the improvement of CBRN training exercises throughout the world” commented Steven Pike, Managing director of Argon. PlumeSIM is now in use by many of the world’s leading CBRN training facilities including the UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, Ireland and Portugal.
Argon Electronics has been awarded a contract to supply CBRN simulation systems to Technische Hilfswerk (THW – the Federal Agency for Technical Relief), part of Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior. Supplied through OWR, Argon’s representative, the world-class simulation systems will be used to improve the realism of THW’s field training, which prepares its teams on how to respond to a CBRN incident.
Argon Electronics has recently provided Magnox – owned and operated by Energy Solutions – with a number of innovative radiation meter simulators. The new order supplements previous equipment purchased to enhance safety training for Magnox employees.
A global leader in CBRN and Hazmat training systems, Argon Electronics produces simulators that exactly replicate original dosimeters. For example, the RDS-200-SIM is a realistic copy of the Mirion RDS200, a Gamma Survey meter.
Following a highly successful exercise staged in the UK at Bristol City Football Ground, Steven Pike, Managing Director at Argon Electronics, has offered a list of tips to get the most out of a CBRN response training exercise. Key to the success of the event was the innovative use of electronic CBRN detection simulators, which, integrated with a series of further measures, established a degree of realism that has significantly enhanced training for police in the South West of England.
We’ve just returned from our trip to the 11th International Symposium on Protection against Chemical & Biological Warfare Agents in Sweden, which took place on the 3rd-5th June. The exhibition brought together CBRN experts and officials from all around the world and highlighted some of the outstanding products and services available to aid CBRN detection, training and combat threats. You can now see our gallery of photos from the event on our Google+ profile.
Argon Electronics has released a new white paper that focuses on enhancing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) military response training. Written by Tim Otter, ex-military officer and CEO of Lutra Associates, the paper, titled ‘How Simulation Can Enhance Battlefield Training’, examines the advances in training technology that enable the military to prepare for modern day conflicts.
Argon Electronics’ range of CBRN response training simulators has brought a degree of realism that has significantly enhanced training at an exercise staged for police in the South West of the United Kingdom. The Argon equipment was supplied by the Police National CBRN Centre at Ryton-on-Dunsmore in Warwickshire, which oversees the Police’s capacity and capability to deal with CBRN incidents, and was a highly valuable tool in the exercise as a means of improving the quality and value of training.