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The Trend to COTS Products in the Face of Budget Cuts Some argue that the budget cuts are expected to prompt Departments of Defence to provide war fighters and first responders with products already on the market. These budget constraints are also expected to encourage the modification and refit of existing technologies and equipment in order to enhance the capabilities of CBRN defense forces while maintaining low budgets. The pattern established in the US, the UK, and Japan, demonstrates how budget constraints have pushed procurement departments to opt for dual use COTS products, which enables defense departments to save costs while, at the same time, provides CBRN defense personnel with equipment that offers a range of flexibility to meet multiple scenarios and requirements.19

The Pharmaceutical Challenge for Decontamination Scientist working in the field of identifying and using effective decontaminants are looking for a universally effective decontaminant. They identify a need to develop a universal decontamination formulation that can be used against CBRN contaminants. Another important facet is the ecofriendliness of the system. The decontamination formulation of the future has to be one that generates bare minimum waste and keeps the environment safe. It should contain highly stable

active ingredients and have negligible corrosive properties. Some scientists argue that the way forward might be the use of micro-emulsions and nano systems with high concentration of anionic surfactants. Nanoporous materials, nanosized metal oxide aero-gels with enhanced advantages like high surface area, high reactivity, high surface-to-volume ratio towards CWA could be used.20

WMD Remains a Critical Area for Research and Work It would be utterly realistic to agree with the recent United Nations debate that said, while weapons of mass destruction may be foremost in the minds of many, we must not lose sight of the fact that conventional weapons continue to pose the greatest threat to civilians in most conflicts today. Because military operations are, increasingly, being conducted in populated areas, civilians are particularly exposed to the risk of incidental or indiscriminate death or injury, or destruction of property, caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area.21 However, it would be wrong to push the presence of chemical and biological weapons to one side when reports of their use are being published at the same time, as press releases announcing their partial removal. Man’s inhumanity to man will consistently need study and scientific support to mitigate its worst effects. www.mils.com

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Defence Industry – Special Report on CBRN Solutions Testing for Military Operations