MAJ Aleks Farberov (left) maintains physical distancing while the German Escort Team Chief describes the plan of inspection to the Russian Inspection Team Chief.
JBADS-Lite connected to a C-17A Globemaster for decontamination of the aircraft’s interior at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on May 2020. Photo courtesy of Dr. Tony Buhr, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency technical integrators (DTRA TIs) works with Allied Forces to secure Kabul “Green Zone” perimeters against a myriad of adversarial improvised threats. As part of their duties, DTRA TIs train Afghan National Police on some of the most up to date detection technology. Pictured is the t Z Backscatter Van (ZBV), is a mobile X-ray cargo and vehicle screening system. The training and technology left behind with host nation forces will allow them to build their protection capacity against adversarial forces. DTRA TIs support the NATO-led Resolute Support Headquarters mission in Kabul Afghanistan.
Chambers of the Captive Aerosol Growth and Evolution System (CAGES) at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, test site. Through CAGES, scientists examine how simulants of biological threat agents decay upon interacting with variables in the open air. Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratory.
Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Peter Sodini, chapel superintendent with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, converses with Svea Erlandson, training and exercise coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care during a Dynamic Testing and Registration Application training session at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., July 8. Introduction of the DTRA digital registration platform into the National Guard’s specimen collection mission has significantly increased the accuracy and efficiency of public COVID-19 testing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
Lana. J.Marks, the United States Ambassador to South Africa, bumps elbows with South African Deputy Health Minister Dr. Joe Phaala, as they mark the delivery of 720,000 FFP2 protective masks to to South Africa's National Department of Heatlh from the U.S. Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa on May 15, 2020. Photo by Army Lt. Col. Al Phillips, U.S. Embassy Pretoria.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Blowfish Project recently demonstrated its capabilities during the Joint Exercise Arctic Edge 2020 in Juneau, Alaska in February 2020. During the exercise, Blowfish engaged the system’s underwater neutralization disruptor against surrogate underwater explosive threat targets. Initial integration with the VideoRay ROV were impressive. The system demonstrated 100% success in seven disruption attempts on varied target types.
A new frontier for testing protective masks that safeguard warfighters from chemical and biological threat agents.
How organs-on-chips and computer modeling are changing the game in predicting the effects of emerging chemical and biological threat agents.
Col. Mike Binetti, sixth from left, and his friends ascend the snowy part of Kilimanjaro.