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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.


Latest News

  • Michigan Tech Professor Presents Defense Research on the Hill

    January 30, 2018

    A computer engineer from Michigan Technological University is helping find bombs—before they go off. Tim Havens, William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems, Director of both the Center for Data Sciences and the Data Science Graduate Program at Michigan Tech, will present his research on Sensor-fused Explosive Hazard Detection at the U.S. Capitol in ...

  • Need to fight in a tunnel or find hidden IEDs? Ask Lt. Col. Liron Aroch how

    January 30, 2018

    There’s an active Hamas attack tunnel deep inside Israeli territory, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Gaza Strip, stretching tens of meters and full of hiding spots, offshoots and storage depots. There are others like it, too. But unlike the three border-crossing attack tunnels that the Israel Defense Forces has destroyed in the past three ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018: bringing together the international community to enhance global security

    January 29, 2018

    The threat of terrorism continues to have far reaching effects on every day life with a total of 25 terrorist attacks taking place across Europe in 2017. As risk from lone-wolf attacks and sophisticated ransomware increases, security professionals are faced with a growing challenge to evolve and stay one step ahead by investing in new ...

  • Somalia: AU Peacekeepers Targeted in Landmine Blast in Beledweyne

    January 29, 2018

    A landmine explosion struck a military convoy carrying African Union peacekeepers in Beledweyne city, the regional capital of Hiran province on Monday morning. A witness told Radio Shabelle that an improvised explosive device at the east of the town. Read more… Source: AllAfrica  

  • Eleven soldiers killed as militants attack army unit in Kabul, Afghanistan

    January 29, 2018

    At least 11 soldiers have died and 16 are wounded after insurgents attacked an army unit guarding a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul. The assault began when a suicide bomber struck the troops before other militants opened fire in an early-morning raid. Islamic State says it was behind the attack near the Marshal Fahim academy, ...

  • Winter 2017/18 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 29, 2018

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from C-IED Centre of Excellence, U.S. Army Europe’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Germany, Swedish EOD and Demining Centre-SWEDEC, TNO Organization for Applied Scientific Research Netherlands, and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Winter 2017-18 contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all ...

  • Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

    January 27, 2018

    A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies. The target is believed to have been an interior ministry building, but many ...

  • Palestinians find 12 barrel bombs planted in Area A road

    January 27, 2018

    Unclear who was the target for the explosives, which were planted in a road mostly used by Palestinian civilians but at times also used by IDF vehicles; bombs weigh 20-30 kg and were planted a long time ago The Palestinian Security Services have uncovered 12 barrel bombs planted along a road in the Tulkarm area, a ...

  • Colombia bomb attack kills at least five police, wounds dozens

    January 27, 2018

    An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42 on Saturday, authorities said. The attack targeted the officers as they gathered in the San Jose neighborhood to receive their orders for the day in what police denounced as an “act of ...

  • Taliban “Red Unit” no match for Afghan Commandos

    January 26, 2018

    7th Special Operations Kandak Commandos conducted a nighttime helicopter air assault raid on a known Taliban “Red Unit” compound in De Daraband Sar, Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2018. The special operators seized and destroyed approximately 453 kg of the Taliban’s homemade explosives, and detained 17 persons of interest. The Commandos also identified ...

  • Out with the old, in with the new: Modernized EOD x-ray system saves time, lives

    January 26, 2018

    When some people think of an x-ray, they might picture a person in a white lab coat pointing at a backlit image of a human skeleton. Suppose the very same technology used to provide doctors with an ability to see the inner workings of a human body could be used to detect explosive devices. It is ...

  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency: 20 Years of Making the World Safer

    January 25, 2018

    “As an agency, DTRA started 20 years ago, but it wasn’t starting from scratch,” said Vayl Oxford, DTRA director. “It was initially created to focus various C-WMD efforts throughout the Department of Defense, and we’ve been building on those past successes ever since.” Under the Defense Reform Initiative of 1997, the Defense Special Weapons Agency, the ...

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