CBRN DR SKO
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DESCRIPTION

The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (DR SKO) system will consist of commercial and government off-the-shelf equipment that will provide detection, identification, sample collection, decontamination, marking and hazard reporting of CBRN threats, as well as personnel protection from CBRN hazards.

CBRN DR SKO is composed of handheld, man-portable detectors that identify potential Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and WMD precursors, and determine the levels of protection required to assess a sensitive site. The system supports dismounted reconnaissance, surveillance and CBRN site-assessment missions to enable more detailed CBRN information reports for commanders. These site locations may be enclosed or confined, and are therefore inaccessible by traditional CBRN reconnaissance-mounted platforms. CBRN site assessments help planners determine if more thorough analysis is required to mitigate risks or gather intelligence on adversaries’ chemical warfare agents, biological warfare agents or toxic industrial material capabilities. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) variants have been added for U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and Army EOD units to provide CBRN protection and detection capabilities for use in render safe operations.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

CBRN DR SKO provides a comprehensive, all-hazards dismounted reconnaissance and site assessment capability to protect against, detect and decontaminate chemical warfare agents, biological warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals and other hazards.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Commercial and government off-the-shelf equipment that will provide detection, identification, sample collection, decontamination, marking and hazard reporting of CBRN threats
  • Supports dismounted reconnaissance, surveillance and CBRN site-assessment missions to enable more detailed CBRN information reports for commanders

PROGRAM STATUS

FY16: USMC CBRN Initial Operational Capability (IOC)

FY17-FY18:

  • Army EOD design
  • Non-traditional Agent Refresh

FY17-FY19: DR SKO Increment 2 Analysis of Materiel Solutions

FY18: USMC CBRN IOC

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

FY19:

  • Army EOD IOC
  • Air Force IOC
  • USMC EOD IOC

FY20: Army CBRN Full Operational Capability (FOC)

FY21:

  • Air Force FOC
  • Navy FOC

FY23:

  • Army EOD FOC
  • USMC EOD FOC

Contractors

  • FLIR Systems, Inc. (Elkridge, MD)
  • Pine Bluff Arsenal (Pine Bluff, AR)
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (CBRN DR SKO)