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European Definitions

CBRNE is an acronym which includes beside CBRN, explosive substances or events. [1]

National Definitions


Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE): The expansion of the term CBRN to incorporate certain high-yield explosives (E) into the broader term CBRNE signifies the new reality of this threat due to the weaponization of hazardous and dangerous goods. [2]


Lyhenteet CBRNE ja CBRN tulevat englanninkielisistä sanoista chemical (kemiallinen), biological (biologinen), radiological (säteily), nuclear (ydin-) ja explosive (räjähtävä, räjähde). [3]

United Kingdom

A term used to describe Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive materials. CBRNE terrorism is the actual or threatened dispersal of CBRN material (either on their own or in combination with each other or with explosives), with deliberate criminal, malicious or murderous intent. [4]

See also