SAMHS buys more chemical defence

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The South African Mlitary Health Service has invested a further R1.6 million in chemical defence equipment. It has purchased a complete HazMatID 360 detector system for R509 220.90, a Smiths Detection Responder RCI RAMAN chemical identifier for R371 902.20 and a complete Agilent GC-MSD System for R740 064.08.

The acquisition adds to the R32 311 932.59 in equipment acquired since 2008, taking the amount to R33 937 919.77. The SAMHS, which is responsible for the chemical, biological and radiation (CBR) protection of SANDF personnel also paid for capital equipment worth R745 145.16 and funded research worth R92 278 130. This takes total expenditure to R126 961 194.93.

Much of the research has been done at Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of state ars acquisition agency Armscor. The Armscor 2009/10 annual report notes Protechnik completed Project Romulus, a Defence Research & Development Board programme as well as work for the SAMHS “on time and within budget.” The company also provided CBR training to the police ahead of the 2010 FIFA soccer World Cup.

The purchase of a complete HazMatID 360 Detector System

ADI/PRO-2010/585 18 Mar 2011 R509 220,90 ECM Technology

The purchase of a Smiths Detection Responder RCI RAMAN Chemical Identifier

ADI/PRO-2010/586 18 Mar 2011 R371 902,20 ECM Technology

The purchase of an complete Agilent GC-MSD System (Agilent 7890A GC coupled to an Agilent 5975CMSD

ADI/PRO-2010/587 18 Mar 2011 R740 064,08 Chemetrix (Pty) Ltd

Chemical Defence research on: detection, decontamination, verification, protection, synthesis, biomedical, hydration and capital replacement

ESDS/2010/369 17 Feb 2011 R52 768 080,00 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

Chemical Defence research – extension of ESDS/2007/536

SDS/S2010/2455 3 Feb 2011 R1 107 016,00 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

SDS/S2009/2244 9 Jun 2010 R1 194 614,04 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

SDS/S2009/2133 4 Feb 2010 R417 620,00 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

Personal protective equipment and personal protective clothing

ESCW/2010/220 22 Dec 2010 R932 150,00 ECM Technologies CC

J&H Protective Clothing (Pty) Ltd

Replacement of capital equipment – chemical research as per approved project definition P136605

ESDS/2009/53 5 Aug 2009 R539 180,26 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

ESDS/2008/137 11 Sep 2008 R235 964,90 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

Installation of NBC filter station on board patrol corvette

ESDS/2008/456 25 Feb 2009 R74 561,40 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

Chemical, biological and radiological detectors for the South African Medical and Health Services

ESDS/2008/325 5 Feb 2009 R2 679 683,79 Drager South Africa

O.E.N Enterprises (Pty) Ltd

Chemical detection equipment for the South African Medical and Health Services

ESDS/2008/324 21 Jan 2009 R5 114 480,00 ECM Technologies CC

TALON(chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) robots and MED ENG bomb suits.

ESCW/2008/92 9 Oct 2008 R10 587 773,00 ECM Technologies CC

Chemical defence research

ESDS/2007/536 15 May 2008 R36 790 800,00 Armscor Defence Institutes
t/a Protechnik Laboratories

Talon (chemical biological radiological nuclear and explosive) robot and Med-eng EOD9 bomb suits complete with accessories



ESCW/2007/373 14 Feb 2008 R13 002 645,80 ECM Technologies CC