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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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  • Explosive device kills UN peacekeepers in Mali

    October 26, 2017

    At least three UN peacekeepers in northern Mali have been killed and two others wounded when their vehicle struck a mine or an improvised explosive device, according to officials. The explosion happened at 14:30 GMT on Thursdayas the vehicle was escorting a “logistical convoy”, on the road between Tessalit and Aguelhok. A statement by the United Nations mission in Mali ...

  • Nationalist MP survives scooter bombing in Ukraine

    October 26, 2017

    A combative nationalist MP has been wounded and two others killed in an explosion in Kiev, the sixth assassination attempt by a vehicle bomb in Ukraine in 15 months. Ihor Mosiychuk, a member of the opposition Radical Party who has previously started fistfights in parliament and been imprisoned on terrorism and corruption allegations, was injured when ...

  • UK: Would-be thieves blow up Darlington Matalan ATM

    October 26, 2017

    A cash machine has been blown up outside a Matalan in Darlington. The machine outside the store was targeted at about 01:20 BST with the explosion heard around the area. Durham Police said the blast on Neasham Road was not terror-related and it is believed a “quantity of cash” has been stolen. Resident Harry Chown, 28, said he ...

  • The Pentagon’s IED-Hunters Have a New Target: Drones

    October 26, 2017

    After a decade of ups and downs, JIDO has added the counter-UAV mission. A short list of U.S. military outfits that develop tools and techniques to fight enemy drones includes DARPA, the services’ research labs — and now, the group created more than a decade ago to solve the IED problem. Founded in the early 2000s as a taskforce with a budget ...

  • Mine Countermeasures Evolving Towards Mix-And-Match Capabilities, Personnel

    October 25, 2017

    The Navy is trending towards a mix-and-match set of people, platforms and sensors to detect and destroy mines, a departure from the simpler legacy mine countermeasures setup with a single helicopter type and a single wooden-hull ship class, set for replacement by the new Littoral Combat Ship and its neatly defined mission package. “The more the merrier in terms ...

  • IED attached to drone in Mexico could show evolution of drug cartel tactics

    October 25, 2017

    The recent arrest in Mexico of four men carrying a drone equipped with an improvised explosive device “ready to be detonated” has stoked fears drug cartels could soon target the U.S. with bombs from above. Mexican Federal Police arrested four men Oct. 20 in Guanajuanto who were driving a stolen vehicle equipped with a 3DR Solo ...

  • Royal Navy Divers Tackle Speared Torpedo

    October 24, 2017

    Royal Navy divers have destroyed a test torpedo which had been speared by the anchor of a merchant vessel. The historic piece of machinery had been pierced by the anchor and dragged up from the 15-meter depth at which it had lain. A Portsmouth-based Diving Unit were dispatched, and immediately evacuated the vessel’s crew – with six remaining ...

  • UK Forces Will Be Sent ‘Outside The Wire’ In Iraq As Islamic State Retreats

    October 24, 2017

    British personnel in Iraq will be sent ‘outside the wire’ as part of a change in strategy in the fight against so-called Islamic State. UK forces deployed at Iraq’s Al-Asad Airbase will train further forward, and provide enhanced protection for those Brits working in and around coalition bases. 2 RIFLES currently provide counter-IED, infantry and combat medical training to Iraqi Security Forces ...

  • Mortar Shell, Grenade, or IED? Families returning to Marawi taught how to identify explosives

    October 24, 2017

    Philippine teachers on Tuesday gave families returning to the destroyed lakeside city of Marawi a course on how to identify unexploded bombs in their homes and warned them to stay clear. The five-month battle to retake Marawi from pro-Islamic State rebels left the city in ruins. The government announced the end of military operations on Monday ...

  • CJTF-HOA gathers for Defense Attaché Conference in Uganda

    October 24, 2017

    Military leaders from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa joined subject matter experts from a variety of government agencies at the 2017 East African Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché Conference at the Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda, Oct. 17-18. Discussions on strategies for regional peace and security of East African partner nations were highlighted. The two-day event ...

  • ISDEF 2017 – Post Show Review

    October 24, 2017

    The 8th edition of ISDEF took place on June 6-8, 2017, and successfully solidified the shows reputation as the largest defense and security event in Israel. As in previous years, the focus of the exhibition was on interoperability and the diverse use of products by end users for various purposes. The expo was opened by a ...

  • Nigeria: 16 Killed,18 Wounded In Maiduguri Suicide Bomb Attacks

    October 23, 2017

    The Police Command in Borno on Monday said 16 persons were killed and 18 others sustained injuries in multiple suicide bomb attacks at Muna area of Maiduguri. The Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, confirmed the incident in a text message sent to reporters in Maiduguri. Chukwu said that the incident occurred when a male suicide bomber detonated an ...


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