Argon CBRNe / HazMat Training News

Argon delivers radiological simulators to the Edwin R Bradley Laboratory

Written by Steven Pike on 17 Mar 2020

UDR-14_uGy_LRArgon Electronics (UK) Ltd. is delighted to announce the securing of a contract with the Edwin R Bradley Radiological Laboratory, United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School (USACBRNS), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA to provide a suite of cutting-edge simulator training equipment for the enhancement of radiological training of the US military.

The Edwin R Bradley Radiological Laboratory, based at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is one of just a handful of radiological laboratories in the US providing military training in radiological and nuclear defence.

Among the items supplied by Argon Electronics are:

  • PlumeSIM wide-area instrumented training system, together with a repeater to extend the PlumeSIM coverage area and Players to support multiple survey teams.
  • An AN/PDR-77 SIM Probe set, including Beta Gamma, Beta and Alpha SIM probes with instructor control, for use with the Canberra AN/PDR-77 and RDS100
  • A Micro-REM DT696 Simulator Probe for use with the AN/PDR-77
  • A DT616 Beta-Gamma SIM Probe and instructor controller, to be used with the AN/VDR-2, AN/PDR-77 and RDS100
  • A UDR14-SIM dosimeter simulator to aid training in the handling of the Mirion UDR-14
  • A simulation source set comprising four sets of electromagnetic Alpha/Beta simulation sources and four multi-nuclide simulation Gamma sources

Argon Electronics was established in 1987 and is recognised as a leading global provider in the development and manufacture of hazardous material detector simulators for CNRNe defence.

The USACBRN School has been working with and purchasing simulators from Argon since the early 1990’s when they purchased 10 of the original Chemical Agent Monitor Simulators (CAMSIM). At that time, the US Army Chemical School, Fort McClellan Alabama was having challenges with training against toxic chemical warfare agents or simulants in a training environment. CAMSIM overcomes those challenges with radio wave energy and magnets. This wonderful working relationship between UK based Argon and the US Military has existed for the past 25 or more years enhancing CBRN training.

In addition to its many applications within the military field, Argon’s simulator training technology is also widely used within the sectors of civilian response, nuclear energy generation and the industrial, petrochemical and educational markets.

“We were delighted that such a prestigious training facility chose to select Argon’s radiological training solutions to enhance their educational process and practical exercises” Managing Director Steven Pike stated.

Gamma radiation using simulators

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Steven Pike

Written by 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.