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Argon-LLNL RaFTS project boosts realistic radiation training

Written by Steven Pike on 20 Mar 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and the US Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have secured a two-year, $2.55 million, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) which will facilitate the development of a game-changing, ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool for first responders.

The project, which has been funded by a Department of Energy Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grant, will combine LLNL's innovative Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology with Argon's widely respected track record in the creation of simulation software and hardware.

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Argon delivers radiological simulator training equipment to the Edwin R Bradley Laboratory

Written by Steven Pike on 17 Mar 2020

Argon 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.

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LLNL and Argon Electronics sign cooperative research agreement to bolster realistic radiation training

Written by Steven Pike on 05 Mar 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have reached a two-year, $2.55 million Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) that will facilitate the development of a game-changing, ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool for first responders.

The project, which has been funded by a Department of Energy Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grant, will combine LLNL's innovative Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology with Argon's widely respected track record in the creation of simulation software and hardware.

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Argon releases RadEye GF-10 SIM radiation training simulator

Written by Steven Pike on 03 Feb 2020

The provision of realistic hands-on radiation training is increasingly viewed as a fundamental factor in ensuring CBRNe, HazMat and emergency first response personnel are prepared to handle the challenging demands of radiological hazard incidents.

The newest addition to the Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. stable of radiation training simulators, the RadEye GF-10 SIM, promises to take the authenticity, repeatability and effectiveness of gamma radiation safety training to a new level.

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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.

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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.

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CBRN: Ensuring The Right Response

Written by Argon Electronics on 12 Apr 2013

In the past, training personnel for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents was relatively straightforward. Today, however, the task is far more complicated.  The emergency services are faced with many different challenges and no two incidents are ever the same.  This is largely due to the fact that, in recent years, the range of potential incidents has increased considerably, spanning from the dangers of entering meths labs to dealing with the threat of terrorist attacks, especially involving devices such as so-called dirty bombs.

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Boris Berezovsky CBRN police search

Written by Argon Electronics on 28 Mar 2013

The sudden death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky captured the attention of the UK and global media over the weekend and into this week. Initially, there was speculation that Berezovsky’s death might have shared similarities with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, who was poisoned by the radioactive substance Polonium-210.

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