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Steven Pike

Steven Pike

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Argon appoints North American business development manager

Written by Steven Pike on 31 Jan 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of US CBRNe response professional, Sergeant Major Bryan W. Sommers, to the role of North American business development manager. 

Sommers has forged a distinguished career in the field of CBRNe and HazMat training, having recently retired after twenty-two years service in the US Army, fourteen years of which were spent operating specifically in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) environments.


Argon adds UDR 13 and 14 simulators to its radiation training portfolio

Written by Steven Pike on 29 Jan 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. is delighted to announce the addition of two new innovative radiation training tools to its simulator training portfolio.

The UDR-13 and UDR-14 simulators have been developed in partnership with leading nuclear measurement solutions provider Mirion Technologies, with the express aim of facilitating the creation of highly realistic, practical and hands-on radiation training exercises.

A core feature underpinning the technology of both the UDR simulators is the use of the latest technology Radsim GS series electromagnetic sources that enable the nature and characteristics of ionising radiation to be safely recreated.


Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service enhance radiological training

Written by Steven Pike on 25 Jun 2018

Argon Electronics has delivered a range of radiological training simulators to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

The simulators will enable the service to improve the quality of their radiological exercises, using the training simulators for the RDS200 radiation meter and EPD-Mk2 to practice and enhance radiological survey techniques and exercises involving ionizing sources, such as road traffic accidents, Non Destructive Testing (NDT), source recovery and fires at facilities where radioactive sources may present an additional risk to those attending the incident.


PlumeSIM provides Steel Beasts Pro with CBRN / HazMat capability

Written by Steven Pike on 18 Aug 2017

It is of increasing interest to both civilian and military organisation to incorporate support for CBRN Hazards into their training. In some instances this can be achieved by a standalone system such as Argon’s PlumeSIM. In other instances the desire it to have this capability incorporated into their own, existing systems, especially if the user is a military organisation with a need to simulate a scenario that includes a combination of hazards, including but not limited to CBRN.

Argon recognised this need and also acknowledged that it was not practical for these organisations to develop such a system; along with the broad and expanding range of physical simulators for all of the major CBRN detectors. The solution developed by Argon is the PlumeSIM API (Application Program Interface). This is a software component that enables PlumeSIM to be interfaced to third party Live and Virtual simulation systems.


Argon granted ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015

Written by Steven Pike on 17 Jul 2017

Argon Electronics, a world leader in the development and manufacture of CBRNe and hazardous material detector training simulators and systems, today announced that it has been accredited to the sustainable, environmentally responsible ISO 14001:2015 standard as well as the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard.

ISO (International Standards Organization) defines parameters for compliance with the highest standards of quality, environmental responsibility, and other characteristics of world-class organisations’ operations across their materials, products, processes, and services.


Argon delivers PlumeSIM CBRN training system to Austrian Defence School

Written by Steven Pike on 25 May 2017

The Austrian CBRN Defence Command based in Korneuburg have enhanced their CBRN training capability as a result of an investment in PlumeSIM, Argon’s live instrumented field and virtual tabletop CBRN / HazMat training system.

Supported by a number of RDS200 radiological simulators and LCD3.3 chemical warfare simulators, this new capability will enable the Command to implement a wide variety of tabletop and live field chemical warfare, HazMat and radiological CBRN exercises without the need to use any form of chemical warfare agent of simulant, or radiological sources. 


Argon releases second line of award winning CBRN simulator; PlumeSIM

Written by Steven Pike on 13 Aug 2015

Argon Electronics is a world leader in simulation systems focused on platforms for defence from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks and incidents involving hazardous material (HazMat). The UK SME was founded 28 years ago and provides its products to response teams across the globe, including in Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, the UK and the US.

Now, Argon Electronics is releasing the next generation of its hugely successful product, PlumeSIM, which will be showcased for the first time at DSEI 2015. PlumeSIM is a wide area field exercise and table top training system using Argon CBRN/HazMat simulators. The portable system enables remote instructor management of its chemical and radiological simulator instruments under a fully configurable ‘virtual plume’, in real time, over user-selected mapping.


Argon launches RAID-M100-SIM chemical warfare detector

Written by Steven Pike on 30 Sep 2014


A simulator for the Bruker RAID-M100 chemical warfare detector will be launched at the prestigious Future Forces exhibition and conference in Prague. The RAID-M100-SIM is a high fidelity training simulator capable of responding to safe, environmentally friendly electronic simulation CWA and TIC sources permitting the simulation of contamination, decontamination and persistency. RAID-M100- SIM even includes simulation confidence testers, sieve pack, drying filter and dopant.


Argon LCD3.3-SIM detector simulator aids CBRN response training

Written by Steven Pike on 24 Oct 2012

Argon Electronics has launched the LCD3.3-SIM, a new detector simulator that enhances the efficiency and safety of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) response training by responding to electronic simulation sources that represent chemical vapors, toxic industrial substances or false positives. Training exercises using the LCD3.3-SIM detector simulator can be set up swiftly and safely, with no need to use simulants that are harmful to the environment or the personnel involved.


UK MOD Centre of Excellence invests in Argon CBRN simulation technology

Written by Steven Pike on 01 Jun 2012

Argon Electronics has been awarded a contract to equip the UK Defence Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre for Excellence (DCBRNC) with world class CBRN training systems to support the UK defence mission.

The Centre for Excellence designs and conducts courses of instruction to qualify personnel from all three Services for operational, training and staff CBRN defence appointments. Argon’s simulation equipment will play a crucial role in improving the quality and consistency of training for personnel from the armed services.