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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.

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Argon receives important Middle East order for CBRN simulation systems

Written by Argon on 21 May 2015

A significant CBRN simulator order that demonstrates how seriously CBRN training is being taken in the Middle East region has been awarded to Argon Electronics. The order comprises a number of simulators for the Proengin AP4C and S4PE which will provide the customer with an extremely realistic and effective CWA / TIC training capability. The customer identity is subject to confidentiality agreement, however the requirement was delivered and training completed to extremely tight deadlines in order to support an important national training exercise.

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Argon wins “Highly Commended” innovation award for PlumeSIM

Written by Argon Electronics on 20 Jan 2015

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.

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Argon launches RAID-M100-SIM chemical warfare detector

Written by Steven Pike on 30 Sep 2014

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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.

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Argon supply PlumeSIM CBRN simulation system to German Federal Agency

Written by Argon Electronics on 08 Jul 2014

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.

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Argon delivers radiation simulators to aid UK nuclear safety training

Written by Argon Electronics on 26 Jun 2014

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. 

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How to stage an effective CBRN response training exercise

Written by Argon Electronics on 25 Jun 2014

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.

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CBW photo gallery and a look ahead to CBRNe Convergence

Written by Argon Electronics on 24 Jun 2014

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.

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How simulation can enhance Military battlefield training

Written by Argon Electronics on 04 Jun 2014

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.

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Argon CBRN training simulators bring realism to Bristol Police drills

Written by Argon Electronics on 21 May 2014

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.

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