The UK MoD has awarded a three year support contract to Argon Electronics with an option for a further two years extension. The competitively bid contract is for the provision of support for CBRN training systems previously delivered by Argon. The contract enables the UK MoD to receive technical support assistance, the provision of maintenance and training services and spares purchase. UK MoD invested a considerable sum of money with Argon to deliver high quality CBRN training systems, including PlumeSIM, and this support contract will help ensure UK MoD continue to maximise the benefits of that investment.
The first PlumeSIM order to be delivered to the Middle East region has been received by Argon, and represents a significant stage in the company’s growth in this important part of the world.
In addition to PlumeSIM, the contract includes a number of training simulators. This additional contract follows an earlier delivery of simulators to the same customer, the use of which supported an important national CBRN exercise proving extremely successful.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.