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Dstl signs Riskaware for CBRN software support


Mark Say Managing Editor

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has agreed on a deal with intelligence software company Riskaware to support its Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defence programme.

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The government agency has called off the contract – valued at between £500,000 and £1 million per year – from the Digital Marketplace. It is focused on software development and support of modelling and information management systems to assess threats from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials.

It will involve updating the agency’s CBTN models and tools, including the Sensor Placement Tool, Source Term Estimation Capability and LUCBR, a tool for simulating the consequences of an event within the London Underground.

They will be used to generate assessments and acquire data to support policy procurement decisions.

Robert Gordon, business development director at Riskaware, said: “Riskaware is excited to build on its long-standing relationship with Dstl through this contract. The value of modelling software within CBRN defence is more important than ever and we are keen to expand on already robust functionalities to help Dstl and the Government keep the public safe.”

The contract is set to run for two years with an option for a six-month extension.

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