The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) said that it has developed a new software called Hazard Assessment Simulation and Prediction (HASP) Suite to help in effective response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents.

The HASP software has been licensed to Riskaware by Ploughshare Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dstl. The software will help emergency responders and military commanders in reducing the risk to the public from CBRN events, thereby saving lives.

According to Dstl, the new software accurately models how hazardous materials released in cities, towns, and open areas are spread. Emergency responders will be helped by the models in predicting how any CBRN threat will disperse and enable them to manage a response in order to curb it and protect the people.

Ploughshare CEO James Kirby said: “We are pleased another Dstl innovation will be made available to industry and one which will improve the operational effectiveness of teams facing CBRN threats. This deal further demonstrates how Ploughshare maximises the MOD’s investment in Science & Technology by delivering capability to front-line services.”