UK And US Launch Competition To Destroy Battlefield Chemical Weapons

Posted on September 28, 2018

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), part of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and UK Ministry of Defence, has launched the ‘Don’t Blow It!’ competition, the first joint UK-US industry competition run by DASA and funded by the MOD and US Department of Defence. Competitors have been asked to identify innovative concepts or adapt current technologies to access, disable and destroy chemical and biological devices. This includes chemical and biological munitions, improvised explosive devices containing lethal agents or containers of bulk quantities of chemical or biological agents discovered on the battlefield or in other austere and resource-limited environments. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said: “Horrific incidents stretching from Salisbury to Syria this year have shown us that chemical weapons are sadly still very much a reality – but a reality that we are determined to deal with. Destroying these deadly weapons is a complicated process and not doing it properly could mean devastating collateral damage. These are challenges that we share with our allies like the US. Competitions like this help us to tackle them head on with some of the best and brightest minds across both our countries.”

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POLL

At what point should you start the Resettlement Process?

  • 2 years before departure? (42%, 5 Votes)
  • More than 2 years before you depart? (42%, 5 Votes)
  • Around 6 months before last day? (8%, 1 Votes)
  • 12 Months prior to departure? (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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