biological defence


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Noun1.biological defence - procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agentsbiological defence - procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
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défense biologique
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Daniel McCormick, Deputy PEO Operations and Modernisation, JPEO CBD will present "Protecting Vehicle Crew Against CBRN Threats Through the Development of Enhanced Chemical and Biological Defence Systems."l Mr McCormick's presentation will cover:
We also concern ourselves with the safety and adequacy of chemical and biological defence training."
But it's the DRDC Suffield Research Centre that is the main centre of excellence for chemical and biological defence. Here on the vast expanse of semiarid grassland, live training exercises are carried out with more than 2,000 personnel a year, including Canada's North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, to keep abreast of any biological, chemical, explosive, nuclear or radiological threats.
"This is the culmination of a major international effort to eliminate weapons of mass destruction from Libya and to ensure that they never fall into the hands of terrorists," Andrew C Weber, assistant secretary of defence for nuclear, chemical and biological defence programs, was quoted as saying.
It was reported on September 6, 2012 that The Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies, a component of the US Department of Defence's Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defence, has awarded a contract to Sarepta Therapeutics, a company that develops RNA-based therapies to improve and save the lives of people affected by life-threatening diseases.
"They will not be used for chemical and biological defence testing."
Army scientists in Utah have been developing a powdered form of anthrax for use in testing biological defence systems, military officials
Pearson, who until 1995 headed the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment in the U.K.
UK officials were so concerned by the deaths that they sent samples to a biological defence laboratory where scientists who specialise in germ warfare carried out tests.
Tests at Britain's biological defence lab at Porton Down have found signs of anthrax infection in two of the victims.
The sell-off, being overseen by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon, will include the Agency's main weapons laboratories, but not the chemical and biological defence unit at Porton Down.