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  • chemical, biological, and radiological, and nuclear survivability

    The capability of a system to avoid, withstand, or operate during and/or after exposure to a chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) environment (and relevant decontamination) or a nuclear environment without losing the ability to accomplish the assigned mission. CBRN survivability is divided into CBR survivability, which is 1.) concerned with CBR contamination, including fallout, and 2.) nuclear survivability, which covers initial nuclear weapon effects, including blast, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and other initial radiation and shockwave effects.

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