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Welcome to CBNW Magazine

The leading journal for CBRN defence, countermeasures and analysis of threats worldwide.

Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare (CBNW) is a twice-yearly journal dealing with the full range of measures against CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Weapons and Explosives). It is published by React Media each winter and summer in print and online.

CBNW brings you in-depth articles by internationally recognised experts and the latest breakthroughs by companies and defence departments in new CBRN defence countermeasures. In-depth analysis of CBRNE threats and up-to-date accounts of the technologies, responses, training, and policies to counter these threats make CBNW a world leader in this expanding and rapidly changing field.

Edited by leading CBRNE analyst and author Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI, CBNW is distributed free to defence ministers, procurement officers and first-responder officials worldwide, and at all major defence, CBRN and security trade shows.

Each issue is also available online at the same time as the printed version.View latest issue here.

CBNW Xplosive 2017

In the first half of 2017 the UK was targeted by four terrorist attacks; three were in central London. The terrorist cell which killed 15 people in Catalonia in August was planning massive vehicle bombing attacks in Barcelona. While terrorists resort increasingly to the ‘low-tech’ modus operandi, the IED continues to be the weapon of choice.

In our 2017 edition, Editor-in-Chief Andy Oppenheimer looks into the investigation into the Manchester bombing, and assesses terrorist use of the Internet to make IEDs; Brian Clesham advocates private enterprises for demining operations; David Thompson reports on Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017; Ronald Alford describes disruptor demos at the show; Ronnie Aledo warns against the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan; Kier Head rolls out jammers against drones; Melanie Moughton outlines the role of the Felix Fund charity; David Oliver interviews leading firm Cobalt Light Systems, and takes us aboard advanced aircraft for detecting unexploded ordnance.

And as is customary, we at CBNW Xplosive extend our thanks to all of you who risk your lives to help keep us safe.