Missions 

IMG-S TA6 CBRNe members are highly committed to providing tools and products to better prevent and respond to a CBRNe incident, or accident. TA6 members are also engaged at the International, European and national levels to shape the CBRNe market and participate in improving policies.   

A CBRNe Definition

CBRN is an acronym for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear issues that could harm society through their accidental or deliberate release, dissemination, or impacts.

 

The term CBRN is a replacement for the cold war term NBC (nuclear, biological, and chemical), which had replaced the previous term ABC (atomic, biological, and chemical) that was used in the fifties. "N" covers the impact of an explosion of nuclear bombs and the misuse of fissile material, "R" stands for dispersion of radioactive material e.g. by a dirty bomb.

Source: CBRN Glossary

A wider definition is provided below: 

  • Natural risks (Ebola, …)

  • Intentional risks (terrorism with CBR agents)

  • Accidental risks (Industrial - high-risk chemical facilities, Seveso sites, …)

CBRNe Taxonomy (source: https://www.defensenbc.fr/missions/?lang=en)

  • DETECTION – IDENTIFICATION – MONITORING

    • Provide the means of detection, identification, and monitoring of radiological, biological, and chemical agents :

      • Individual or collective, portable or fixed alarms and control detectors

      • Devices for the remote detection of toxic clouds

      • Sampling and analysis equipment

      • Specialist vehicles for detection, sampling, and identification

  • INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION

    • ​Protect people against CBRNE, assaults, fire, and ballistic:

      • CBRN protective suits

      • Dosimeters

      • Fireproof clothing

      • Bullet and splinter proof vests

      • Gas masks

      • Activated carbons / Filter cartridges

      • Hoods for evacuating the populations, lifting the wounded

      • Transportation bags for the contaminated people

  • DISMANTLING

    • Ensure the turn-key dismantling of any type of nuclear installation

 

  • COLLECTIVE PROTECTION

    • Protect people in closed and collective enclosure:

      • Solid shelters

      • Modular tents and shelters

      • Filtering and air-conditioning systems

      • Vehicle interior protection

      • Building protection

      • Activated carbons

      • Filters

  • WASTE TREATMENT

    • Provide the means and advise the customers for the treatment of waste with a high level of toxicity:

      • Toxic, corrosive, and flammable (liquid, solid or gaseous waste)

      • Hazardous materials

      • Explosive products

      • Radioactive products

  • DECONTAMINATION

    • Following a CBRNE aggression, of military origin, accidental of terrorist, to put in the operational condition the materials, to decontaminate the valid and invalid persons and to restore the sites:

      • Tents, shelters, or decontamination boots equipment for the treatment of military personal or populations

      • Equipment specialized in the decontamination of equipment vehicles, aircraft, or infrastructures

      • Means of decontamination of sites and infrastructures

  • SYSTEMS

    • CBRNE defense and security systems :

      • Detection, identification, and surveillance systems

      • Individual protection systems

      • Collective protection systems

      • Decontamination systems

      • CBRNE global response

  • MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES

    • Provide antidotes and their means of application against chemical, biological and nuclear risks :

      • Intoxication by organophosphorus derivatives (neurotoxin, pesticides)

      • Arsenic, lead, and mercury poisoning

      • Cyanide derivative poisoning

      • Specific syringes

      • Injectors and self-injectors

      • Radioactive iodine poisoning

  • TRAINING

    • Provide training to first-responders, and policy-makers 

  • CAPACITY-BUILDING

    • Improving governance, supporting collaboration, strengthening infrastructure, improve policies, deliver training in the field of CBRNe in developing countries