CBRNE Defense

Your partner in protecting what matters most.

For more than 70 years – beginning with our involvement in the Manhattan Project in the 1940s – government agencies and industries alike have trusted Battelle to solve some of their most complex Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive (CBRNE) defense challenges.

With expertise spanning dozens of interrelated scientific disciplines, Battelle is the world’s largest independent R&D organization. We provide comprehensive solutions for intelligence, defense, medical, security and industrial clients – objective solutions emerging from decades of hands-on experience with not only advanced design and manufacturing services, but also the nation’s largest and most advanced live-agent BSL-3, chemical-agent and licensed explosives test facilities.


We focus on these critical CBRNE defense domains:

Threat Assessment

researcher in a labBattelle is equipped to characterize, assess, model, predict and measure the full range of CBRNE threats – critical to decision-making for clients in intelligence, defense and homeland security.




High Hazards Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E)

HHRDTEWhether the subject is CBRNE protection, detection and decontamination or weapons and warheads, Battelle can accelerate your research and development and help ensure that you meet critical test and evaluation milestones.




Product and Lifecycle Management 

military personnel in protective suit working on equipmentEnlisting Battelle’s proven solutions and latest breakthroughs is an efficient way to improve CBRNE preparedness while maximizing budget and performance.






Medical Surveillance, Diagnostics & Intervention

sample for diagnosisBattelle operates the world’s largest non-governmental containment laboratories – laboratories that help clients deliver effective diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for the potential victims of chemical and biological warfare, and of pandemic diseases. 


Mission Support Services

first responders at an incidentWith a global network of CBRNE subject-matter experts providing a complete support portfolio, the Battelle CBRNE Defense Group’s Mission Support Services is positioned to solve complex technical and operational CBRNE problems. 



Chemical Demilitarization

researcher working in a protective suit at a demil siteBattelle has established a trusted reputation in addressing high-hazard operations and mitigating operational risks to protect the general public, workers and the environment during chemical weapons cleanup operations.




Medical Readiness & Response

medical readiness and response Battelle’s Medical Readiness and Response (MRR) team helps first responders, military personnel and public health officials identify, assess and counter environmental, occupational and disease threats.



No other company offers greater cross-industry and cross-disciplinary expertise and advanced R&D capabilities – or a greater commitment to advancing the state of the art in CBRNE defense across domains.  
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Dr. Billy Richardson Award

Battelle CBRNE Defense Research Scientist Katie Hardin has been named the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Billy Richardson Young NBC Researcher Award.