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Welcome 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 countering threat networks, reduce IED manufacture and placement, assist post-conflict humanitarian demining and capacity building efforts worldwide. We strive to deliver an up-to-date, first-hand expert knowledge, and facilitate information sharing between stakeholders, academia and the industry. 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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Latest News


  • Using technology to detect hidden threats

    February 9, 2018

    Soldiers in combat have to constantly scan their surroundings for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a signature weapon of modern warfare. These homemade bombs are often hidden—nestled in bushes, buried underground, or sometimes stuffed inside other objects. Now, a research group at the University of Delaware is developing technology to detect explosive devices from a distance. Chandra ...

  • IED blast rips through Benghazi mosque

    February 9, 2018

    An improvised explosive device went off at Saad Ben Obadah mosque in Majouri neighborhood of Benghazi during Friday prayer leaving 1 person dead and more than 84 others wounded, according to medical sources. Eyewitnesses said the blast caused extensive damage to the mosque as well. Read more… Source: The Libya Observer  

  • Goose Green Liberated of Landmines after more than 35 Years

    February 8, 2018

    As Mercopress have reported in a series of articles over the past eight years, the Falkland Islands are slowly being cleared of the landmines laid by Argentine forces during the 1982 war. Last week this process reached a key milestone when Goose Green settlement, the site of a key battle in late May 1982, was ...

  • EOD holds Demo Day

    February 8, 2018

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines conducted a Demo Day aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 1. The Demo Day was held so other Marines and Sailors aboard MCAS Beaufort could get a glimpse at what EOD Marines do and how they conduct their day to day operations. Marines learned about the various aspects of the EOD ...

  • ‘New techniques used to trigger Bodh Gaya blast’

    February 8, 2018

    The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists, who had allegedly planted three improvised explosive devices (IED) in Bodh Gaya on January 19, aimed for maximum casualty of Buddhist monks by triggering blasts with the help of three different techniques. Intelligence sources said these techniques were different from the ones adopted in 2013 blasts at Bodh Gaya and Gandhi Maidan in Patna. In those blasts, ...

  • Nigerian troops destroy major bomb factory in Sambisa Forest

    February 7, 2018

    Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops destroyed a large scale Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory and captured several Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region. Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Read more… Source: Vanguard  

  • UNFICYP poised to facilitate dialogue for mine-free Cyprus

    February 7, 2018

    Unficyp remains poised to facilitate a dialogue between the two sides to develop a roadmap to a mine-free Cyprus, should there be the political will to do so, UN spokesman in Cyprus Aleem Siddique has said. Siddique was asked to comment on the latest Security Council Resolution renewing Unficyp’s mandate which noted with “regret that the ...

  • Defence Diving School Graduation for Royal Navy Diver from Edinburgh

    February 7, 2018

    30-year-old Able Seaman Diver James Grogan from Edinburgh has just completed specialist clearance diver training at the Defence Diving School (DDS) in Portsmouth, Hampshire, receiving his certificate and diving log from guest of honour Captain Rob Vitali RN, Commanding Officer of HMS Collingwood. Originally from London, James joined the Royal Navy for an interesting and varied ...

  • Web watch targets 50 sites with South, ISIS links

    February 7, 2018

    Authorities are keeping a close watch on around 50 websites with alleged links to the Islamic State (IS) for possible connections with violence in the restive South, a senior police officer said Tuesday. Speaking after chairing a meeting on transnational terrorism with senior officials from the Australian Federal Police, deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said about ...

  • SAFB to add EOD team leader course

    February 6, 2018

    Sheppard Air Force Base could be adding a new course. The course would be for explosive ordnance disposal technicians to become team leaders according to an article by the SAFB Public Affairs Office. The course would offer realistic training scenarios that focus on actual operations rather than classroom settings. “This is the first time our career field’s 7-level ...

  • State Intelligence/Fusion Center staying ahead of next threat

    February 5, 2018

    High above the congested traffic on Kanawha Boulevard across the river from the state Capitol, Scott Pauley helps manage a team of eight intelligence analysts constantly searching for the next potential threat. Pauley is deputy director of the West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center located inside the old Columbia Gas Building in Charleston. The highly secure facility is a ...

  • 200 Tonnes Of Explosives Destroyed In Libya

    February 5, 2018

    Libya destroyed more than 200 tonnes of remnants of war with the support of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the support mission said. “At the end of January, UNMAS completed phase one of its initiative to destroy Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) which have been endangering the lives of Misratan communities, and of the wider ...


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