Argon CBRNe / HazMat Training News

Steven Pike

Steven Pike
Steven Pike is the Founder and Managing Director of Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. A graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, Steven has been awarded a number of international patents relating to the field of hazardous material training systems and technology.

Recent Posts

Argon and Cubic Implement Collective Training Simulation System

Written by Steven Pike on 22 Nov 2022

System provides realistic CBRN training to battlefield participants, responders and analysis specialists.


Argon and Smiths Detection renew Simulation Agreement

Written by Steven Pike on 01 Nov 2022

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Smiths Detection, have once again renewed their
Exploitation Agreement permitting Argon to manufacture and market a range of
simulators based upon Smiths market leading Chemical Warfare detectors. 


Argon awarded UK MoD Chemical Sense Training Equipment Support Contract

Written by Steven Pike on 21 Jul 2022

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. has been awarded a two-year contract with an optional third
year to provide in-service support for a wide range of CBRN training equipment
previously provided to UK MoD.

The equipment to be supported includes Camsim, MCAD-SIM, LCAD-SIM, ADM300A V1b-SIM training equipment, and the associated accessories. Encompassing a wide range of activities including repairs, equipment use training, spares provision and obsolescence management Argon will play a vital role in ensuring the in-service CBRN training equipment provides the training capability desired by the end users.

Steven Pike, Argon’s Managing Director exclaimed “This is the second time Argon has been awarded a support contract for training equipment we have previously provided to the UK MoD and we are delighted to be able to play our part to help ensure that their CBRN training capability remains as effective as possible”.
IMAGE: UK MoD training using Camsim

For further details about Argon and their products please visit the contact us page. 


Argon and Siegrist sign distribution agreement

Written by Steven Pike on 08 Oct 2021

Argon Electronics is delighted to announce a new partnership with German distributor Siegrist that will facilitate the wider availability of Argon products in Germany. Based in Karlsruhe, Siegrist provides environmental test and measurement instruments and has a long history of supplying detectors to the fire service and military.


Argon releases major upgrade to RDS200 Simulator

Written by Steven Pike on 25 Aug 2021

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. has released a major upgrade to its Rados RDS200 training simulator that provides a significant improvement to the simulated Gamma performance of the training system.

The upgrade can be applied to all existing customer RDS200 simulators and implements Argons’ latest generation Gamma simulation technology to provide advanced simulation of inverse square law response and shielding effects.


RaFTS to be presented at the INMM-ESARDA Joint Annual Meeting 2021

Written by Steven Pike on 07 Jul 2021

Argon Electronics is delighted to announce that the award-winning Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) has been selected to feature at the inaugural INMM & ESARDA joint annual meeting which will take place virtually in Vienna, Austria this August 23rd to September 1st, 2021.

This year’s event will mark the first combined meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) and the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) and has attracted a record 650 abstract submissions, more than double those received in 2020.


RaFTS to feature at CTBT Science and Technology Conference 2021

Written by Steven Pike on 29 Jun 2021

The award-winning Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) will be among the latest international radiological innovations to be featured at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Science and Technology (SnT) Conference taking place in Vienna from June 28th to July 2nd 2021.

In an online presentation entitled ‘RaFTS: Reducing Dose by Simulating Sources’, representatives from the acclaimed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) lead by Steven Kreek will provide conference attendees with an overview of the work that has been completed so far and what lies ahead in developing the next generation of RaFTS.


Argon Electronics appoints UK based Business Development Manager

Written by Steven Pike

Argon Electronics is pleased to announce the appointment of Retired Warrant Officer Class One Derek Broadbent as its new UK based Business Development Manager.


Let us know what you think about Argon's simulator detector solutions

Written by Steven Pike on 09 Sep 2020

Customer feedback is a hugely important factor in ensuring that we continue to deliver the high quality products and services that our clients have grown to expect.

With this priority in mind, we have recently launched a feedback form on our website to enable you to directly engage with us about the issues, subjects and questions that matter most to your business.


Argon and LLNL sign exclusive RaFTS commercialisation agreement

Written by Steven Pike on 07 Sep 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are announcing the signing of an exclusive commercialization and distribution license for the Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS.)

Initially developed by the team at LLNL, with subsequent enhancements by Argon under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) initiated in 2020, RaFTS represents an unparalleled leap in the delivery of realistic spectrometry-based radiation training scenarios by providing a way for suitably adapted operational radiation spectrometers to respond to totally safe, simulated radiation sources.