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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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  • EL AL Airlines orders additional Smiths Detection CTX 5800 hold baggage explosives detection systems

    June 13, 2017

    June 13, 2017 Smiths Detection LLC, formerly Morpho Detection LLC,today announced that EL AL Airlines has purchased 11 additional CTX 5800 explosives detection systems (EDS) to screen hold baggage. EL AL Airlines, which procures and operates baggage screening equipment to complement local efforts, has previously deployed CTX 5800 to select global locations including airports in France, Germany, Thailand, the UK ...

  • Detonators intercepted in Makassar, Indonesia

    June 12, 2017

    June 12, 2017 Aviation Security authorities of Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi, thwarted the delivery of 500 detonators placed inside cardboard boxes. “We received reports from the airport security officers that they found three packages of goods suspected to be detonators,” South Sulawesi Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Dicky Sondani said on Sunday as reported ...

  • 97 mines neutralized in Azerbaijan in May

    June 12, 2017

    June 12, 2017 Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) cleared a territory of 1,633,964 square meters in May, the Agency reported on June 12. ANAMA stated that its staff discovered and defused 409 unexploded ammunition, 81 anti-tank mines and 16 anti-personnel mines during the month. The demining operations involved 489 sappers and 136 members of the administrative ...

  • Bomb disposal carries out controlled explosion after shells found on Hornsea beach

    June 12, 2017

    June 12, 2017 A bomb disposal unit has carried out a controlled explosion after old shells were found on Hornsea Beach. The local coastguard said they were called out on Sunday to reports of possible ordnance, which was found by a member of the public in the southern part of the beach. A cordon was put in place, ...

  • Safety expert to help with mine clearance in war-torn countries

    June 12, 2017

    June 12, 2017 Helping to clear landmines in war-torn countries is certainly not for the faint-hearted. But as a risk and safety expert Jonathan Smith has plenty of experience of being in potentially dangerous situations. The 51-year-old has travelled to countries including Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan to help on mine clearance projects, which also educate communities about the ...

  • Briefing on Mine Action and Explosive Threat Mitigation

    June 12, 2017

    June 12, 2017 At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold a briefing tomorrow (13 June) under the agenda item maintenance of international peace and security with the title “Comprehensive Approach to Mine Action and Explosive Hazard Threat Mitigation.” Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, ...

  • Israeli intelligence discovered IS plans for laptop bomb: report

    June 12, 2017

    June 12, 2017 Israeli government spies hacked into the operations of Islamic State bombmakers to discover they were developing a laptop computer bomb to blow up a commercial aircraft, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times said the work by Israeli cyber operators was a rare success of Western intelligence against the constantly evolving, encryption-protected and ...

  • Kenya says no casualties in explosive attack in coastal region

    June 11, 2017

    June 11, 2017 Kenya confirmed late Sunday that an improvised explosive device (IED) which was set against soldiers by Al-Shabaab terrorists in the coastal region of Lamu did not harm anyone. The ministry of interior said in a statement that the IED targeting Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) along the Milimani-Baure’s supply route was detonated without any casualties ...

  • India: 5 kg IED recovered in Chhattisgarh

    June 11, 2017

    June 11, 2017 A 5 kg bomb, planted by Naxals, was recovered from a forest in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police said today. Acting on a specific input, a squad of district force recovered the improvised explosive device (IED) last evening from the main road between Khallari and Thema villages, Kanker’s Additional Superintendent of Police Jaiprakash Badhai told ...

  • Bangladesh Scrambles to Meet EU Security Directive for Air Cargo

    June 9, 2017

    June 9, 2017 Bangladesh authorities are following a European Union directive that all air cargo destined to the EU from the South Asian country be screened extensively for explosives and that a sophisticated detector be installed for this task at Dhaka’s main airport. The detector is expected to be up and running within two months at Hazrat ...

  • Manchester attack: Salman Abedi’s explosive ‘designed to kill and maim indiscriminately’

    June 9, 2017

    June 9, 2017 Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi carried a rucksack packed with a “massive number” of small metal objects which “flew through the air at high velocity in all directions” when detonated, a court has heard. The inquests into the deaths of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack were told the improvised explosive ...

  • EOD receives Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    June 8, 2017

    June 8, 2017 With a pop, whiz and disorienting bang, the action begins. The shouts of a simulated casualty magnify as the rapid teamwork of Holloman Air Force Base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen takes over. However, this time they are not on scene to clear explosives — they are training to save the life of a combat ...