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When a Bear visits the woods….

When a Bear visits the woods….

There is a well known saying in English that uses the metaphor of a bear visiting the woods for a specific sanitary purpose. When spoken it conveys the idea that something which has just been stated is so blindingly obvious to all and sundry that it hardly needs to be...

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COUNTER THREAT SYMPOSIUM 2021 – Don’t Miss It

COUNTER THREAT SYMPOSIUM 2021 – Don’t Miss It

The ingredients for a great Winter symposium; Take 2 fascinating topics such as CBRN and Counter EO Mix them together with a little input from the MoD Add in a touch of overseas speakers A whole bunch of attractive and appealing participants And voilà...  3 days of...

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Monica Hits the Far East

Monica Hits the Far East

Although a small company we are particularly proud of the fact we have worked on projects and shipped our kit to all parts of the world from the Antipodes through the Middle East and Europe all the way to North America.  As good as that was two geographical regions...

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Embrace the Pain!

Embrace the Pain!

I did promise that when we started this blog that from time to time we would throw in the odd nugget which had nothing to do with Valent, CBRN, EOD or anything else relevant to our work but that we (and by that I mean me) find interesting. Since the open water season...

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The Munition Cannae Take It Captain!!

The Munition Cannae Take It Captain!!

Drilling into munitions and containers filled with something particularly nasty should be done only after some thought. We have been making holes or helping others to do it, for over twenty years so we have given it an awful lot of thought (claret and a good pipe...

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Security & Policing 2021 9-11 March

Security & Policing 2021 9-11 March

Despite pandemic woes and working in our pyjamas a semblance of life continues - Security & Policing 2021 (virtual) from 9-11 March!! CBRN UK (of which Valent is a proud member) has a fantastic stand at the event.  Not only is it manned by a dedicated team of...

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A Cautionary Tale of Angry Badgers – Part 2

A Cautionary Tale of Angry Badgers – Part 2

For those who did not read Part One, you really need to, otherwise this will sound like the ramblings of a lunatic who has spent way too long in lockdown (and you may be right!) And so the tale of the Angry Badgers continues… Like all the best Netflix dramas, a quick...

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Reports from the Robot

Reports from the Robot

Phenomenal robotics system anyone? A few years ago we were introduced to the Veolia Nuclear System’s (formerly Oxford Technology) Dexter robotics system.  It totally blew us away.   A true haptic feedback system that was hugely versatile, intuitive to use and could be...

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Clever Stuff – Novichok Case Report

Clever Stuff – Novichok Case Report

When Valent's Managing Director happens to also have been a Cardiologist in a previous career, folks around here tend to take an interest in the medical consequences of CW in a bit more detail. The Lancet is not a publication that we in the industry often associate...

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WWI Chemical Munitions – the gift that keeps on giving…

WWI Chemical Munitions – the gift that keeps on giving…

Although WWI ended over a century ago the chemical munitions it left behind just keep on turning up when you least expect them. When they contain something persistent like Mustard then the effects are just the same today as they were in 1918. The short article in the...

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