British military receives new CBRN training simulators

The British Ministry of Defense recently obtained state-of-the-art chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training simulators to counteract CBRN threats.

Argon Electronics, a British manufacturer, developed the simulators, which include simulation software, instrumentation and the advanced PlumeSIM wide area CBRN desktop training system and field exercise. PlumeSIM allows instructors to manage various remote simulator instruments as part of a changeable simulated plume on a user-selected map, UPI reports.

"Acquisition of this latest equipment is an important step for the CBRN training center, providing our trainers with a range of sophisticated tools that allow us to simulate a wide range of threat scenarios," Phil Strudley, the CBRN protection leader at the Defense Equipment and Support organization, said, according to UPI. "The equipment was specified, ordered and delivered within 16 weeks. This shows what can be achieved with a good working relationship between our DE&S team and a specialized U.K. manufacturer."

Argon delivered the systems to the country's Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Center within budget and on schedule.

Argon Electronics was established in 1987 and is a global leader in developing and manufacturing CBRN material detection simulators. The simulators can be used by the military, civil response teams, educators and international treaty verification teams.