March 31, 2022
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Dismounted Reconnaissance Systems (CBRN DRS) 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 DRS is composed of handheld, man-portable detectors that identify potential Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and WMD precursors. CBRN DRS will 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, therefore making them 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 DRS 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.
- Commercial- and government-off-the-shelf equipment provides 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
- FY18: USMC CBRN Full Operational Capability (FOC)
- Army EOD Initial Rate Operational Capability (IOC)
- USMC EOD IOC
- Air Force IOC
- Army CBRN FOC
- Air Force FOC
- Navy FOC
- Army EOD FOC
- USMC EOD FOC
- Initial Modernization Package deployments