Explosives Detection News

  • Statement from Secretary Moniz on the Occasion of the 2015 Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

    In 1992, the United States government voluntarily implemented a moratorium on nuclear explosive testing—a policy that has been observed ever since, by four presidential administrations, both Democrat and Republican. Four years later, the United States was the first country to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) when it opened for signature. Today, the Obama Administration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • TacticID-GP Excels During CBRNe World Explosives Testing Evaluation

    B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms is proud to announce that their TacticID-GP system received highly favorable independent evaluation results regarding the system’s explosives identification capabilities. TacticID-GP is a handheld Raman spectrometer that is used by bomb squads, ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Energy Secretary Moniz`s Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference -- As Prepared for Delivery

    The Secretary's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference "Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress and Challenges" in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2014. Good afternoon, I want to thank Ambassador Umarov for inviting me to participate. I also want to thank the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Embassy of Kazakhstan and the other partners for hosting this ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ICx introduces the new Fido PaxPoint V2

      Following the success of the Fido PaxPoint, ICx have released the improved PaxPoint V2. This upgrade is designed to test vapours for liquid and peroxide-based threats and fully meets the new airport liquid screening requirements, having been tested and approved under the ECAC Liquid Explosive Detection Systems program. With its exquisite sensitivity and low false alarm rate, the ...

  • Real-time detection of PETN explosive with PTR-MS

    The recent terror plot to transport printers containing the explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN, from Yemen to Chicago synagogues has once again focused attention on the need to detect explosives reliably and in real-time. PETN is the same explosive that the so-called “shoe-bomber” tried to set-off on an American Airlines jet to Miami in 2001.  More recently PETN was ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • A-Metrics restructures management team

    A-Metrics, LLC announced the appointment of W. Richard (Rick) Webster as the firm’s general manager and chief executive officer. Prior to being named CEO Webster served as Chief Financial Officer for the company. A-Metrics has also formed a new scientific advisory board to help enhance efforts to maximize commercial application of its innovative linear measurement device that operates as a ...


    By A-Metrics LLC

  • Moscow Airport selects GE Security for industry-first explosives detection system

    GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE:GE) and Moscow International Airport Domodedovo has announced GE’s Homeland Protection business has been chosen to provide two integrated advanced technology CTX 9000 DSi/XRD 3500 system-of-systems explosives detection solutions to the airport. The systems are planned for commercial operation at the beginning of next year ...


    By General Electric

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