A Fresh Approach: Review of the Production Development of the CBRN/HAZMAT Equipment

  • Boban CekovicEmail author
  • Dieter Rothbacher
Part of the Terrorism, Security, and Computation book series (TESECO)


Paper is describing basic postulates of product development of CBRN/HAZMAT equipment, current status in development protocols of the different equipment with recognized reviews, with emphasis on how much feedback of end-user appears to have been used in finalization of the product for serial/commercial production. As well, special emphasis is placed on views based on comparison of the trials in the laboratory conditions to a full scope investigation in as much realistic conditions as possible, and by using real live agents-contaminants, performed by experienced end-users. Experiences and results of this paper are presented comparatively for several types of current products used by experienced CBRN operators, both in real operations and in live agent field trials and trainings/exercises. Proposals and recommendations are given for more complex systematic integration and cooperation of product developers with end-users of CBRN equipment in implementing feedback from early trials in as near as possible live agent conditions (and not from just more controlled laboratory environment).


CBRN Equipment development Live agent Field validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HotZone TechnologiesThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CBRN Protection GmbHViennaAustria

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