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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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  • Shabaab bombs use explosives seized from Kenyan bases, expert says

    July 1, 2017

    Material in some of the bombs detonated by Al-Shabaab was seized in raids on Kenyan military bases inside Somalia, according to a researcher who has studied the insurgents’ use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In parts of Somalia near the border with Kenya, about 60 per cent of Shabaab’s IEDs contain explosives obtained in attacks on ...

  • Unmanned Systems the New Weapon for Terrorists

    July 1, 2017

    JIDO fears that improvised threat devices may be the latest drone delivery packages. Long a tool of allies trying to foil improvised explosive devices, unmanned systems now may be entering the fray against friendly forces. Both terrorists and nation-states are striving to employ these systems, especially airborne platforms, to deploy new types of improvised threats against ...

  • Junior Navy Scientists and Engineers Make Early Warning CBR Detection via UAVs a Reality

    June 30, 2017

    Sly Fox Mission 21 has all the trappings of a smash hit reality television series with a technological innovation that may one day save the lives of warfighters across the joint services. Although it was never filmed or broadcast, the drama, technology, and names of the seven junior scientists and engineers are real. Hundreds of Navy civilian ...

  • Ceremony Recognizes EOD Warfighter Mission, History, Technology, Achievements, Family

    June 30, 2017

    Naval Surface Warfare Division Indian Head EOD Technology Division’s EOD Department and Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 celebrated the EOD mission, history, technology, achievements and family in a dedication ceremony and family day at Naval Support Facility Indian Head’s Stump Neck Annex, June 16. The event recognized both those who have provided – and those who continue ...

  • New Zealand pledges $1 million to help clear landmines in Colombia

    June 30, 2017

    New Zealand is giving $1 million in aid to help clear landmines in Colombia, one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world after a half century of war, officials said on Friday. Most of the funds will go to a two-year program by the British-based Halo Trust, a demining group, said New Zealand’s foreign minister, ...

  • People in Aleppo Fight with Booby Traps and Deadly Bombs of Militants

    June 29, 2017

    It’s not a secret for anyone, how much hardship, how much grief and suffering people endure as they confront many various explosive devices, booby-traps and other deadly bombs especially on the territory of settlements. Aleppo, the largest city of Syria, was literally loaded and the fields strewn with all kinds of explosives and mines left ...

  • Large–Scale Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device Testing

    June 29, 2017

    In July of 2016, a refrigerator truck packed with explosives detonated next to a crowded apartment block in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The blast killed 323 people and was one of the worst Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED also known as car bombs) attacks ever recorded.  On May 30, 2017, a VBIED in a tanker truck ...

  • SPMAGTF-CR-AF EOD Marines and Spanish EOD Soldiers Train with Explosive Ordnance

    June 28, 2017

    Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa explosive ordnance disposal Marines conducted bilateral explosives training with EOD members of the Spanish Second Air Support Deployment Squadron (SEADA) at Morón Air Base, Spain, June 20, 2017. The single detonation that was demonstrated was approximately four pounds of Spanish dynamite, along with solid-based propellants, and Spanish C-4, placed ...

  • U.S. unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban

    June 28, 2017

    The United States on Wednesday unveiled enhanced security measures for flights to the country designed to prevent expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops, but an airline trade group said the changes might cause more disruptions. The measures, which European and U.S. officials said would begin taking effect within three weeks, could require additional time to screen ...

  • Ukrainian military intelligence officer killed by car bomb in Kiev

    June 27, 2017

    A high-ranking Ukrainian military intelligence official has been killed by a car bomb in Kiev in what authorities are calling an act of terrorism. An explosive device destroyed the Mercedes being driven by Col Maksim Shapoval at 8.15am local time, police said. The car’s bonnet was blown open and its roof and driver side door almost completely ...

  • Students are put through their paces at Carver Barracks training day

    June 27, 2017

    Carver Barracks played host to an enthusiastic team of students earlier this month, giving them a taste of what life is like on the front line. The 33 Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) put on a series of punishing challenges to test the youngsters’ teamwork, fitness, discipline and leadership skills, with an array of tasks including ...

  • Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

    June 25, 2017

    One late afternoon in April, helicopter-borne American commandos intercepted a vehicle in southeastern Syria carrying a close associate of the Islamic State’s supreme leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The associate, Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, was a rare prize whom United States Special Operations forces had been tracking for months: a midlevel but highly trusted operative skilled in raising money; ...