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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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  • Inside the FBI’s secret bomb lab

    September 12, 2018

    In a highly classified lab, protected by many layers of security within the sprawling Redstone Arsenal Army post southwest of Huntsville, the FBI’s chief explosive scientist is surrounded by powerful reminders of the ever-evolving threat posed by terrorist bomb makers plotting the next 9/11. The 2001 shoe bomb worn by Al Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid. The 2010 ...

  • Scientists propose a new method for detecting dangerous nitrogen-containing liquids

    September 11, 2018

    A team of researchers from the Institute of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Information Technologies of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (BFU), together with their colleagues from Gebze Technical University, used nuclear magnetic resonance to detect toxic and flammable nitrogen-containing liquids. The study was published in Chemical Physics. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is the effect of energy ...

  • More sophisticated terror attacks remain deadliest threat, DHS concludes

    September 11, 2018

    Despite fears rising globally about lone-wolf terrorist attacks inspired by extremists, more sophisticated foreign terrorist plots like those employing multiple forms of violence and direct involvement by terrorist organizations remain the deadliest threat, a new Homeland Security intelligence assessment concludes. The assessment obtained by CNN analyzed 99 terror attacks linked to foreign terrorist organizations from 2014 ...

  • Navy EOD Techs Awarded Bronze Stars

    September 11, 2018

    Two Sailors from Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) were awarded the Bronze Star Medal, for meritorious service in support of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, during an award presentation held onboard Eglin Air Force Base Sept. 11. During the command’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial next to the ...

  • Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion

    September 11, 2018

    A suicide bomber targeted a protest in Mohmand Dara district in Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon. Provincial governor’s spokesman said at least 19 people were killed and 57 others were wounded in the explosion. However, the provincial public health directorate said at least 32 people were killed and 128 others were wounded in the explosion. The deputy head ...

  • AMISOM and UNMAS pledge to work together to counter the threat of IEDs in Somalia

    September 9, 2018

    The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) have pledged to strengthen their collaboration to effectively counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to the country’s stability. The pledge was made on Tuesday at a meeting between the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union ...

  • Joint military counter-terror training operation between Egypt and US

    September 7, 2018

    The Egyptian army announced joint military training exercises with the United States on Thursday, to combat terrorism and reducing the threat of improvised explosive devices (IED), two days before the launch of “Operation Bright Star.” A military spokesman, Col. Tamer Al-Rifai, stated that “training was conducted to exchange expertise in counter-terrorism between elements of the American Special Forces (SOFD-A) and Egyptian ...

  • Lebanon: U.K. to provide over $2M for land mine clearance

    September 7, 2018

    Lebanon will receive 2 million pounds (about $2.6 million) in aid from the United Kingdom’s Global Mine Action Program, a statement from the British Embassy reported Thursday. The program, under the U.K.’s Department for International Development, will be administered across eight other countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East “to rid some of the world’s ...

  • AFGSC: 2nd EOD works hard, wins first place

    September 6, 2018

    The 2nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal team won the first ever Air Force Global Strike Command EOD Team of the Year competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 17, 2018. Seven teams consisting of three Airmen represented bases across AFGSC. These teams completed 10 different events during the competition, including running dismount missions, rendering safe improvised-explosive ...

  • Army Reserve CID spearheads special agent training across military

    September 6, 2018

    It started as a flicker of orange. In an instant – faster than the crowd could register it – the spark turned into a flame and burst outward. The explosion shook through the crowd’s chests and across the ground beneath their feet. Dark plumes billowed out and up, reaching over the rocky mountains of Miramar, ...

  • Britain pledges £46m to fight against landmines after global casualties rise

    September 6, 2018

    The British government will release an additional £46m in UK aid to the global fight against land mines, amid evidence that mine casualties, which had been declining, are rising once again. The funding, the second tranche of an existing £100m commitment, was announced by the international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, and is aimed at protecting an additional 820,000 ...

  • Foster-Miller tapped for MK2 IED-detecting land drones

    September 5, 2018

    Foster-Miller has received a $10.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to exercise an option for support of the Man Transportable Robotic System MK2 robotic systems program. Support services covered by the contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, include depot level repair, quality control, metrics, Catalog Ordering Logistics Tracking System data and other ...

  • What the shell? Army bomb squad rush to make explosive World War II mine safe after its found in waters off Kinsale, Co Cork

    September 5, 2018

    An explosive device, thought to be a mine from World War II, was discovered in waters in Co Cork this evening. The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to the scene after fishermen brought the shell ashore in Kinsale. The mine was placed on the main slipway of Kinsale Pier which was cordoned off by Gardai. The bomb ...

  • ‘Man detained’ after blast near US embassy in Cairo

    September 4, 2018

    Egyptian security forces have reportedly detained a man suspected of trying to detonate a bomb near the US embassy in the capital, Cairo. A security source said the man was carrying a bag that exploded outside the compound in the Garden City area. The embassy said police had “finished their investigations at the scene” and that it ...

  • UK Bolsters Support To NATO Mission in Afghanistan

    September 4, 2018

    UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Kabul last week and brought with him 100 Welsh Guards, the UK’s ministry of defense reported Tuesday. The 100 troops are the first group of an additional 440 troops the UK committed to NATO’s capacity building mission in Afghanistan at the NATO Summit in July. The UK plays a leading role in ...


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