Funding Allocated To Boost Response To Chemical Attacks

Posted on March 4, 2019

The money will help develop unmanned vehicles, such as drones and robots, into potentially hazardous areas, putting personnel in less danger and identifying threats faster.

It will also be used to help the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s ability to analyse substances with increased speed and accuracy.

Lastly, it will keep the UK at the forefront of medical advances to combat the effects of chemical agents.

There has been an increase in the threat of chemical attacks across the world.

Within the last year, the Syrian regime launched chemical attacks on its own people, which led to the UK striking several weapons facilities alongside American and French partners.

At home, the UK has seen the longest chemical clean-up in living memory, in Salisbury and Amesbury.

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