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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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  • Agilent Technologies Acquires Raman Spectroscopy Innovator, Cobalt Light Systems

    July 7, 2017

    Cobalt’s portfolio of solutions accelerates entry into high-growth Raman spectroscopy market and expands Agilent’s value proposition for pharmaceutical and biopharma customers. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has acquired Oxfordshire, U.K.-based Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of highly differentiated Raman spectroscopic instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, applied markets, and public safety. Cobalt’s innovative suite of ...

  • Man arrested at Liverpool airport over Manchester Arena attack

    July 7, 2017

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing. He was held on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act and remains in custody, said Greater Manchester Police. It is understood he was on an inbound flight to the UK. A property on Thelwall Avenue in the Fallowfield ...

  • Police station forced to close after resident brings in live World War Two mortar shell that had been in attic for years

    July 6, 2017

    Spalding’s police station was forced to close yesterday after a resident came in with a live World War Two mortar shell. The building on Westlode Street was closed to the public yesterday, July 5, from noon until the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) arrived to carry out tests on the wartime bombing device at 2pm. Lincolnshire Police ...

  • A new device to help train sniffer dogs

    July 6, 2017

    When it comes to finding hidden explosives, the self-propelled detection system known as a sniffer dog has no equal. But sniffer dogs have to be trained, and that is a delicate process. In particular, the trace levels of explosive vapour involved are so low (because dogs’ noses are so sensitive) that accidental contamination of supposedly residue-free ...

  • Canada Increases Support for Mine Awareness and Clearance in Ukraine

    July 6, 2017

    Canada is unequivocal in its support for the people of Ukraine. We continue to call for the protection of their rights, their safety and security, and respect for the sanctity of Ukraine’s borders. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded her participation in the Opportunity Ukraine conference, where she reiterated Canada’s support for ...

  • Demining Operator Opens Peace Museum

    July 6, 2017

    The government’s main demining operator will open a 2-hectare landmine museum at an undisclosed cost in Siem Reap City today, at a time when the government is struggling to attract donors for mine clearance work that is well behind schedule. The Peace Museum of Mine Action, housed at the regional headquarters of the Cambodian Mine Action ...

  • Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions after Manchester Airport Terminal 3 evacuated

    July 5, 2017

    The bomb disposal team has carried out a series of controlled explosions at Manchester Airport following a security alert over a ‘suspicious package’. Police were called to the airport in south Manchester at 9am this morning after routine hold baggage screening identified a bag which appeared to contain a suspicious item. A full evacuation of Terminal 3 ...

  • Screeners at Minneapolis airport are reported to have a 94% failure rate

    July 5, 2017

    TWO more airports have joined Abu Dhabi in having a laptop ban lifted. On July 5th passengers flying from Dubai or Istanbul to America were told that they will once more be allowed to take large electronic devices into plane cabins, rather than having to stow them in the hold, which they have been required to ...

  • ANAMA completes mine clearance in Jojug Marjanli

    July 4, 2017

    Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) has concluded the mine cleaning operations in the liberated Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrayil region. During the 126 days of operations, ANAMA inspected 151 houses in the village and the area where the new road will be laid out, Trend reported on July 3. ANAMA sappers discovered and defused 138,901 ...

  • Bedford man charged with making explosive substance

    July 4, 2017

    A MAN has been remanded after being charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. Daryl Baynes, 20, of Berkeley Road, Bedford, was arrested on Sunday following reports of a suspected explosive device at a property in the town. A small number of houses in the road were evacuated while checks were carried out by ...

  • Queensland specialist police called out to record numbers of home-made explosives

    July 2, 2017

    Specialist police are being called to deal with a soaring number of home-made explosives in Queensland. Calls for help to the Explosive Ordnance Response Team increased by 63 per cent from 2005 to 2011 and almost 160 per cent from 2012 to 2015. While there were 42 incident responses in 2011-12, that number rose to 109 in 2014-15. Authorities say ...

  • Troops kill five Boko Haram terrorists, detonate IEDs

    July 2, 2017

    Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have killed five Boko Haram terrorists, just as their colleagues from 151 Battalion on a routine fighting patrol within Lt. Col Abu Ali Range discovered freshly dug hole ready for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists. In a statement, Army Spokesman, Brig. ...