Infodefensa.com echoes the celebration of the International Conference on “Nuclear, Radiological, Bacteriological and Chemical Risks” organized by the Science and Technology Division of the Army of Peru and Hispano Vema and held on the 21st September 2017 in Lima, Peru.
The Director of Science and Technology, Brigadier General Andrés Ruiz Carreño, stressed that “Peru is no stranger to CBRNe threats … and given that Lima will host the 2019 Pan American Games and the growing trend to conduct international events in Peruvian cities … CBRN capabilities are needed to response effectively against such threats
The Conference was attended by members of the Peruvian Armed Forces, the National Police of Peru, the General Corps of Volunteer Firefighters of Peru, the Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation and other public entities, all involved in the prevention and management of CBRNe incidents , with the aim of expanding response capacities in Peru to the threat of an incident caused by chemical agents (TICs or CWAs), biological or radiological.
The Defense Attaché of Spain in Peru, Captain Miguel Angel Izquierdo de la Iglesia, who highlighted the role of Spain as a strategic partner of Peru, and “… the commitment of the Spanish Ministry of Defense to contribute unequivocally to the peace and global security “.
Conference was led by José Navarro (CEO Hispano Vema) and CBRN International Advisor José Miguel Jiménez. And focused on the analysis of the Global Threat posed by incidents with chemical, biological and radiological agents, as well as the analysis of CBRN capabilities necessary to ensure the Defense and Security of events such as the Pan American Games which Peru will organize in 2019.
In this sense, the conference emphasized the need to define a Defense Strategy in which, on the one hand, the probability of an CBRNe incident (accident or attack) is reduced and, on the other hand, the CBRN capabilities reduce their effects and save lives.
Throughout the conference, Hispano Vema shared with the audience the analysis of CBRN capabilities needed to achieve this goal: Protection, Detection, Decontamination and Analysis. Paying special attention to the configuration of First Responders capabilities for the management of CBRNe incidents in urban environments, major events and critical infrastructures.
Infodefensa.com article also highlights that the Global Threat of an CBRNe incident is a real, unpredictable and tangible threat, and that it can come from both an accident and a terrorist attack, either with chemical agents (TICs or CWAs) biological agents or radiological agents. And in a variety of environments: urban environments, industrial, critical infrastructures, large public events or on the battlefield.