5 May

US technology-focused defence contractor Parsons has launched a new touchless biometric sensing Covid-19 solution. Known as DetectWise, the offering comprises contactless, mobile health screening kiosks, and modular testing and decontamination facilities. The solution uses sensors and cameras to measure body temperature, heart rate and respiration rate. It will help reduce the risk of Covid-19 virus from continuing to spread as public life starts to resume. The company noted that its kiosks will be installed in the country over the coming weeks.

The US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center has recommenced certain portions of its SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) selection-and-assessment training. The centre suspended the instruction of three of its 12 cohorts on 16 March. The final paused phase is set to resume on 11 May while the two paused phases of its training restarted on 4 May. The training will be carried out based on Covid-19 mitigation efforts that are in line with CDC recommendations and the US Department of Defense (DOD) medical professional guidance.

Service-disabled veteran-owned First Nation Group has won a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Electronic Catalog (ECAT) award. The five-year, $47.5m contract will provide government agencies with greater access to cost-effective medical products and supplies such as sleep therapy, oxygen therapy, respiratory, and anaesthesia for delivery to veterans and military personnel. ECAT is an internet solution developed by DLA Troop Support’s Medical Supply Chain. It leverages latest technology for ordering, distribution and payment.