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CBRNE Detection in Containers

CBRNE Detection in Containers

Objective

The threat of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) components used by terrorists is major concerns for EU and worldwide security. Today there is a major security gap in the existing security flow that can be used by terrorists to hide and smuggle CBRNE materials inside containers and vehicles. The challenge of improving container and vehicles border crossing and critical infrastructure entrance security checks is of great importance in fighting terrorist threats, theft and smuggling. Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) could be detonated using nuclear weapon components, modified nuclear weapons, or a self-made device and Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) could be designed to disperse radioactive materials through an explosion (or ‘dirty bomb’).It was also reported that since 1998, in the US alone, there have been more than 1,300 reported incidents of lost, stolen, or abandoned devices containing sealed radioactive sources, an average of about 250 per year. Chemical and Biological are in use by terrorists. Report of Wm. Robert Johnston summarizes the “historical attacks using chemical or biological weapons” with 23 attacks since 1994, while all the recent attacks were done mainly by terrorists and the Syrian militants. The attacks demonstrating the attempts and capability of terrorists to acquire chemical and biological materials (chlorine, mustard, sarin, etc) and to prepare chemical or biological bombs. COSMIC system plans to bridge the major security gap for fast inspection of large number of containers and vehicles in sea port and in crossing borders for CBRNE materials. COSMIC’s technology can be adapted also to air containers.
COSMIC proposes a novel technological approach for the detection of CBRNE materials hidden in shipping containers. COSMIC project includes the research, design and implementation of a three stage (primary, secondary, focused manual inspection) detection system using new set of innovative sensors
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Coordinator

LINGACOM LTD

Address

10 Hanechoshet Street Ramat Hachayal
69710 Tel Aviv

Israel

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 965 500

Participants (8)

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SOCIEDAD EUROPEA DE ANALISIS DIFERENCIAL DE MOVILIDAD SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 789 312,50

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 353 125

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 349 275

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 331 250

MINISTERIE VAN FINANCIEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 287 250

MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 108 750

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 280

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 215 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 786945

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.1.

H2020-EU.3.7.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 498 867,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 498 867,50

Coordinated by:

LINGACOM LTD

Israel