Saab wins contract to deliver CBRN equipment to Interpol

Saab has secured a contract to deliver chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment to Interpol to combat bioterrorism.

The contract requires the company to supply six CBRN sampling equipment to Interpol's department for the prevention of bioterrorism.

The deal also includes a certified shipping container designed for the safe transportation of CBRN samples and other hazardous materials from the field to the laboratory.

Deliveries under the contract will be completed by the end of March this year.

Using Saab CBRN equipment, emergency personnel will be able to implement effective, accurate and safe collection in the field, and safe transport of all types of toxic material.

According to Saab, bioterrorism seeks malicious use of bacteria, viruses or biological toxins to threaten or harm people, animals or agriculture.

There are several terrorist groups who are willing to use biological weapons materials.

Saab offers a wide range of CBRN solutions including systems for automatic warning and reporting (AWR), sampling equipment, certified transport packages and a range of services, CBRN training and support solutions for individual protection.

Said to be the world's largest international police organisation, Interpol has190 member countries.

Interpol's unit for the prevention of bioterrorism works alongside the police, health care, academia and industry to combat bioterrorism.

Interpol has recently increased its capacity to help member countries to minimise and counteract threats from bioterrorist attacks and implement effective countermeasures as part of a global security strategy.