FTX Disperse was held on May 22nd 2019 in Mikkeli, Finland. The multiauthority field exercise tested not only the capability of first responders and emergency medical services but also new technologies developed in the Horizon 2020 funded TOXI-Triage -project.
All of the local players: South Savo Rescue Department (ESPL), South Savo Social and Health Care Authority (ESSOTE), and the Finnish Defence Forces (PV) used Environics products as their standard procedure tools for detection in addition to the new technologies introduced by the project.
Environics’ handheld chemical detector ChemPro100i was used in the hot zone by the fire department for site surveillance and to screen decontaminated casualties for residual chemicals. Also, the local hospital had the same detectors on site to screen independently arriving casualties after decontamination.
RanidPro200 Radiation Identification Backpack was used on site in the decontamination tents to screen for possible radiation sources. The backpack successfully alarmed and identified a medical source of radiation.
Additionally, Environics’ EnVision Gossamer Area Monitoring System was deployed on site by the defence forces. Five measuring units in total, encompassing of chemical, radiological, and weather sensors, mounted on tripods and communicating via radio, were positioned to monitor the whole market place as unmanned stand-alone measuring stations.
As a new technology introduced in the TOXI-triage project, Environics had a drone mounted Chemical and Radiological detector. The chemical detector was a repackaged version of our ChemProDM and it was integrated to Pohjonen Group’s drone via EMC connector for power and data transfer capabilities.
Belgian Defence Forces are increasing their preparedness level by purchasing 70 new ChemPro100i detectors. Belgium Defence Forces have been using ChemPro100i detectors already since 2013.
The ChemPro100i is a handheld detector for field detection and classification of Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and selected Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs). It provides industry-leading sensitivity and false alarm rejection in the most user friendly and low maintenance package in its class.
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We aim to be our customers’ first choice; therefore, in May 2019 we opened a new regional office thinking about our APAC extensive network of partners and end-customers. Area Manager Mr. Veli-Matti Miettinen relocated to Kuala Lumpur and will be the head of our new office in the Malaysian capital.
Our new office’s address:
C/O Nordic House Sdn Bhd
#18-3A, Binjai 8 Premium Soho
No. 2, Lorong Binjai
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Mr. Miettinen contacts:
+358 40 054 8928 (Finland)
+601 26 721 128 (Malaysia)
Havelsan and Environics signed today Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as they wish to co-operate in order to identify and develop mutual opportunities for CBRN Sector in Turkey.
According to this MoU Havelsan and Environics intend to establish a new and jointly owned Joint Venture entity in Turkey. Before entering to Joint Venture agreement Havelsan and Environics will finalize a business plan and market analysis for CBRN sector together.
The scope of the intended Joint Venture co-operation will include identifying opportunities, carrying out pre-sales actions, preparing technical and commercial offers and supporting such proposals until contract award and collaborating in the execution of such awarded contracts and identifying working conditions.
HAVELSAN is highly prestigious software and Systems Company of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation that presents global solutions in Defense and Information Technology (IT) sectors. HAVELSAN has improved its expertise in the fields of C4ISR, Naval Combat Systems, Air Defense Systems, Management Information Systems, Simulation and Training Systems, Homeland Security Systems and Energy Management Systems.
ENVIRONICS is a Finnish high-tech company specialized in the international Chemical Biological, Radiation and-Nuclear (CBRN) market.
Kirsi Hedman, CEO of Environics Oy
tel.: +358 50 918 1985