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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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  • Training of bomb-sniffing dogs could improve with new mass spectrometry tool

    July 20, 2017

    Law enforcement has long relied on canines to sniff out dangerous explosives, but large discrepancies exist between individual dogs’ performances that are at least partially attributable to training differences. Now, analytical chemistry may help give the dogs’ powerful sense of smell a keener edge. Researchers have developed a device that could improve dogs’ training by ...

  • Special forces testing new anti-drone systems

    July 20, 2017

    The Navy’s special forces and the Defense Department’s tech innovation unit are looking at commercially developed gear to counter the growing threat of weaponized consumer drones on the battlefield. The DOD’s Navy Special Warfare Command signed a $1.5 million deal with San Diego-based SkySafe to test a field-deployed mobile counter-drone system aimed at detecting, identifying, tracking ...

  • We Watched Kurdish Soldiers Rip Apart IEDs

    July 20, 2017

    A Peshmerga fighter slowly worked his around the concrete shell of a half-constructed home in northern Iraq when something in the rubble alerted his attention. After flagging the spot and alerting the other soldiers with him, another Peshmerga fighter specialized in handling improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, arrived on the scene. The new arrival carefully looked ...

  • US Homeland Sec boss has snazzy new laptop bomb scanning tech – but admits he doesn’t know what it’s called

    July 20, 2017

    Flying into America? Don’t worry about that crackdown on laptops and similar gear in your carry-on luggage. It’s no longer happening. No, instead, the US has something else up its sleeve. New screening technology in airports will sniff out any bombs in your IT kit. So says Homeland Security boss John Kelly has, although he doesn’t ...

  • Charges filed against Olentangy students accused of making bombs

    July 19, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Fire says two high school students were charged with unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, a fifth-degree felony, after an investigation of a discarded improvised explosive device. CFD said other students may face charges as the investigation continues. Columbus Fire Chief Kevin O’Connor said in a release that Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies, CPD, and CFD ...

  • Pakistan Army receives cutting edge explosives detection equipment from US

    July 19, 2017

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army received more than 50 new Fido X3 explosives detectors from the US Embassy’s Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan (ODRP). The Fido is a sophisticated hand-held device that will allow Pakistani soldiers determine in less than ten seconds whether an item is composed of explosives. These newest Fidos will be added to those ...

  • DHS Chief: U.S. Tested Prototype Terrorist Bombs Before Implementing New Aviation Security Rules

    July 19, 2017

    The U.S. government tested two prototype bombs, based on new terrorist technology, to determine that they could take down a passenger jet before implementing new cabin rules on electronic devices, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told NBC News’ Pete Williams Wednesday night “We tested it on a real airplane on the ground, pressurized, and to say ...

  • Hungary Searches International Trains After Bomb Threat

    July 19, 2017

    Hungarian police say they are inspecting all international trains arriving in Hungary after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. MAV, Hungary’s state railway company, said Wednesday that police haven’t found any explosives on any of the trains searched so far. But the checks will be held on all international trains entering Hungary until midnight (2200 GMT; 6 ...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram IED Kills 10-Year-Old Boy in Borno

    July 17, 2017

    Maiduguri — A 10-year-old, Gambo Bukar was yesterday killed when a suicide vest deceptively worn on him by Boko Haram terrorists while grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa Local govrnment area exploded, leaving his 8-year-old brother, Umar Bukar with serious injuries. Confirmng the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State Police Public Relations ...

  • High hopes for Thai bomb robots

    July 17, 2017

    The Defence Technology Institute (DTI) says its counter-improvised explosive devices (IED) robots will be fully operational within a year, despite the agency’s director expressing caution over their present… Currently, the DTI’s range of robots only have mobility function, meaning that they lack the practical bomb disposal abilities that would make them truly useful. DTI director Sompong Mukdasakul ...

  • Army foils multiple suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri

    July 17, 2017

    WorldStage Newsonline– Nigerian Army troops deployed at Mammanti village,  Molai general area,  konduga  LGA,  outskirt of Maiduguri township on Sunday at about  2359hrs,  intercepted two teenage female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate the village through the parapet ahead of the village, according to a statement by Damian A. Chukwu Commissioner of Police, Borno State The statement ...

  • U.S. Policies and Actions Aim to Counter Improvised Explosive Device Threats

    July 17, 2017

    Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) pose a significant threat to communities across the globe. Recent domestic incidents involving IEDs include the Boston Marathon bombings, San Bernardino attack, New York/New Jersey bombings, and numerous attacks in Europe, most notably the recent bombings in Paris, Brussels, and Manchester. Around the world, IEDs are increasingly joining landmines and unexploded ...