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HASP Suite modelling software developed by Dstl in bid to combat CBRN incidents

New software developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed to Riskaware by Ploughshare Innovations will allow emergency responders to respond more effectively to chemical and biological incidents and, in turn, reduce the risk posed to the public...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Threat posed by terrorism in European Union “became more complex” during 2018

In 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in European Union (EU) Member States. Horrific attacks killed 13 people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates that...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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UK’s terrorism response tested in three-day national multi-agency exercise

The Emergency Services, other public services and the Government have undertaken a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire tested the multi-agency approach towards...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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MoD/Home Office joint funding supports tests of “life-saving” chemical detection robots and drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time. Tests of the cutting-edge, multi-million pound project, co-funded by...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
The London Fire Brigade has implemented many significant operational changes since the 7/7 attacks
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London’s firefighters “more equipped than ever” to deal with another 7/7-style terrorist attack

As the London Fire Brigade reflects on changes made to its service in the intervening decade, London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson has stated that firefighters are now “better equipped than ever” to deal with another 7/7 attack in the capital. The London Fire Brigade...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015