THE Australian military will receive new cutting edge protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats as a result of up to $300 million worth of new equipment.

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,” Defence Minister Marise Payne said. Continue reading.