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1- Counter-IED Report Winter 2014-15 front coverWelcome to the Counter-IED Report website, one-stop information and news source for Counter-IED professionals worldwide. The Counter-IED Report is a leading international subscription-based publication, which serves as an information source to communicate the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The aim of the Counter-IED Report is to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. The report is published in print, eBook and PDF formats, and distributed worldwide. The distribution is tailored to the highly engaged audience of EOD, CIED, CBRNe, Defence, Law Enforcement, CT and Security professionals and senior decision makers in government, public and private sectors. Additional print copies of the Report are also distributed at the relevant Defence and Security events through our Media Partnership Programme.


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Banning laptops at secure airports won’t keep aircraft safe from terror attacks
March 23, 2017
Introducing new security measures for the airline industry is rarely done lightly by governments. Certainly it’s underpinned by the responsibility to ensure passenger safety.


Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle
March 23, 2017
A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States.


Eight parcel bombs found by police in Greece
March 21, 2017
Eight parcel bombs have been found and neutralised by police in Greece. The packages were found at an Athens postal office and were addressed to European Union finance officials and European businesses.


US-bound flights to ban most electronic devices
March 21, 2017
US-bound passengers travelling from about a dozen countries will be banned from carrying most electronic devices, officials have said.


Baghdad car bomb attack kills at least 23, wounds dozens more
March 20, 2017
Iraqi officials say a car bomb in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded 45 others.


Indo-Tibetan Border Police’s K-9 squad re-introduces Doberman breed after three decades
March 18, 2017
After a gap of three decades, Doberman Pinschers are back policing the Sino-Indian border along with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel.


UN: ISIS must be stopped from using chemical weapons in Iraq, anywhere
March 18, 2017
The United Nations remains concerned about the use of chemical weapons by ISIS or any other state or non-state actors and that the organization’s Security Council will continue to keep an eye on that subject, says the UK ambassador to the UN and President of the Security Council Mathew Rycroft.


DoD Future Warfighter Performance, Capabilities and Survivability to be the Focus of Upcoming Senior Level Symposium for DoD, Industry and Academia
March 17, 2017
On April 25-26, 2017, senior leaders within the U.S. Military Services, DoD, Industry and Academia will convene in Alexandria, VA, USA for two days of off the record briefings and senior level discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s “Town Hall” Future Warfighter Symposium.


Paris IMF explosion: Letter bomb blast leaves one person injured
March 16, 2017
A woman has been injured by a parcel bomb posted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices in Paris.


Bell Helicopter Confirms Platinum Sponsorship For Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC)
March 16, 2017
Bell Helicopter, industry leader in the production of commercial and military vertical-lift aircraft, have confirmed their participation in the upcoming BIDEC 2017, (Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference) one of the region’s leading international defence exhibitions.


LOGOS IMAGING and PARC Partner to Commercialize Ruggedized Digital X-ray Detectors
March 15, 2017
Logos Imaging LLC (Logos), a leading provider of X-ray solutions for industrial and security customers worldwide, and PARC, a Xerox company, announced today that they have successfully partnered to advance the next generation of PARC’s X-ray detector technology.


Suicide bomber strikes Damascus justice building, killing 30
March 15, 2017
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives’ vest inside the main judicial building in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding many others, state media said.


3rd C-IED Technology Workshop, C-IED Centre of Excellence, 24-26 October 2017, Madrid Spain
March 14, 2017
NATO organizations, Partnership for Peace (PfP) members, Resolute Support Mission (RSM) contributing nations, multinational headquarters, international organizations, nations, industry and academia are kindly informed that the 3rd C-IED Technology Workshop (Tech-WS) will be conducted in Madrid, Spain, from 24 to 26 October 2017.


Army Bomb Disposal Unit have found two viable explosive devices in Derrinturn
March 14, 2017
The Army Bomb Disposal Team have been dealing with two viable explosive devices, which were discovered this evening in Derrinturn, Co. Kildare, near Carbury and the Offaly border.


The Bomb Detective
March 14, 2017
After a terrorist’s bomb goes off, the race to put it back together begins.


Experts begin defusing 11 tons of explosives found in Munich
March 13, 2017
Explosives experts have begun defusing 10 metric tons (11 tons) of World War II ammunition discovered beneath an apartment building’s yard in the southern German city of Munich.


Large explosion hits Somali capital Mogadishu
March 13, 2017
At least six people killed by bomb-laden vehicle in Mogadishu, according to police and medical services.


UN Trains Aviation Security Personnel on Counterterrorism
March 12, 2017
As a pre-emptive strategy to prevent terror attack in any of the nation’s airports, the United Nations Aviation School Project has commenced training of all Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel in Nigeria.