The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will receive new protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, with Defence committing to $300 million worth of new equipment as part of LAND 2110 Phase 1B.

Minister for Defence Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said the project will deliver individual and collective protection from CBRN hazards including detectors, suits, masks, protection tents, decontamination systems, contaminated equipment containers, warning and reporting software and simulation systems.

“This investment will ensure our personnel are better protected against exposure to toxic industrial chemicals and weaponised CBRN agents,” Minister Payne said.

“The new equipment enhances the Australian Defence Force’s ability to detect, identify, monitor and warn others of CBRN hazards, protect personnel from exposure and decontaminate affected personnel and equipment safely.” Continue reading.