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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Screening tool aids Chicago CBP drug fight

Chicago O’Hare International Mail Facility Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are using a hand-held device to screen packages that may contain common drugs and industrial chemicals. Officials said the Gemini uses analytical techniques to screen packages using either the Raman... Read More »

New Zika test boasts speed, high specificity

A Brazilian-designed test shows great potential in identifying Zika, being capable of discriminating it from dengue infections with high accuracy, while doing so with an estimated cost of just $3 - $3.70 per patient. The test detects antibodies against Zika virus in samples of blood serum,... Read More »

Technology to bolster army vehicle protections

The Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to help bolster army vehicle protections. Officials said Lockheed Martin would continue developing the Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS), which is designed to... Read More »

Lawmakers laud missile defense program funding boost

A pair of lawmakers recently touted the benefits of an increase in the U.S. – Israeli missile defense programs federal funding bill. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said the omnibus spending bill provides $705.8 million in funding to the... Read More »

Raytheon eyes small drone swarms as tactical future

New technology under development by Raytheon BBN Technologies could unleash swarms of small, autonomous air and ground vehicles, working in tandem and under the control of remote operators. As part of DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program, the company is developing technology to... Read More »