News – April 2018


  • International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

    April 10, 2018

    International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider taking military action over the incident. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned of a quick, forceful response once responsibility for the attack ...

  • IED explosion leaves 4 militants dead, wounded in Paktia province

    April 10, 2018

    At least one militant was killed and three others were wounded in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device in Paktia province. The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the incident took place as a group of insurgents who were looking to plan an IED on a roadside in Zazai ...

  • Nigeria: Delta police detonate bomb on oil facility

    April 10, 2018

    The Delta State Police Command has safely detonated a two-kilogramme improvised explosive device (IED) at the Dibi tank farm in Escravos in Warri North. Commissioner of Police Muhammadu Mustafa, who briefed reporters yesterday, said the bomb was detonated on a Chevron facility. He said his men, acting on intelligence, discovered the IED at the base of the ...

  • Only 6 Indian airports have operational bomb detection squads, audit finds

    April 10, 2018

    Only six of the 59 airports guarded by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the country have operational bomb detection and disposal squads, according to an audit by the paramilitary agency, raising concerns about safety measures. Only the security forces at the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin and Hyderabad are equipped to defuse and dispose off explosives, a Hindustan ...

  • Demining of Donbas: Is it worth talking about this while war continues?

    April 9, 2018

    Seven thousand square kilometers of Donbas. This is the minimum area of ​​the unoccupied part of land where you can be blown up on a mine, ammunition or some kind of explosive device. Plus 9 thousand square kilometers of the same dangerous territory on the other side of demarcation line. Since the beginning of the war ...

  • Towards Cheap, Miniaturized, Robust Sensors For Explosives

    April 9, 2018

    The compound 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is an explosive material widely used for military, industrial, and mining applications. Its reduction products are known to be toxic and carcinogenic to humans and may contaminate and accumulate in soils and drinking water. Furthermore, being one of the most commonly-used industrial explosives, the procurement of TNT by terrorists to build improvised ...

  • Six ANA Soldiers Wounded In Kabul Roadside Explosions

    April 4, 2018

    At least six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded on Wednesday morning when two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were detonated in Macroryan in PD16 in Kabul city, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. According to the MoD, the explosion devices had been placed alongside the road and were detonated when an ANA Ranger ...

  • Improvised Explosive Devices continue to pose a grave threat to civilians in Somalia

    April 4, 2018

    Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a top United Nations official in Somalia today highlighted the danger posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the country’s civilian population. In his remarks at an observance event in the Somali capital, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, drew ...

  • Army extends registration deadline for technical interchange with industry

    April 4, 2018

    The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, is extending the registration deadline for its technical interchange with industry to 5 p.m. EST, April 13. The meeting, which is an opportunity for industry to learn about CERDEC’s core mission and research and development activities, is scheduled for May 2-4 at the Myer Auditorium, ...

  • Logos Imaging Announces Release of Touch Enabled Interface LIA 8

    April 4, 2018

    Loveland, CO – Logos Imaging LLC, a leading provider of X-ray solutions for security customers worldwide announced that they have released the Logos Imaging Application (LIA 8) their latest proprietary software designed for usability with advanced touch screen operation. With the development of touch enhancement tools and an auto save function build in, LIA 8 ...

  • Global experts gather at SCTX18 to fight war on terror

    April 3, 2018

    3rd April 2018 – Since the breakup of the caliphate in Syria, the terrorist threat has evolved as extremists now remain in their home countries and look to launch attacks from inside their borders. This has presented those tasked with protecting nations, businesses and the public with new challenges as security forces constantly fight to ...

  • Kuwaiti, U.S. EOD techs conduct challenging training lanes

    April 2, 2018

    Explosive ordnance disposal technicians with the Kuwait Land Forces and the U.S. Army trained together March 22, 2018, at Gerber Training Area near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in order to improve both countries’ ability to counter improvised explosive devices during terror attacks in cities. Kuwaiti officers led the way through the training lanes, using their tactics, techniques, ...

  • Afghan SOF seizes and destroys more Taliban explosives in southern Afghanistan

    April 2, 2018

    Afghan Special Security Forces seized and destroyed 18 homemade IEDs and 46 pressure plate initiating devices during an offensive operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Mar. 31, 2018. This operation marked Afghan SOF’s third significant counter-IED action in the last 10 days in southern Afghanistan. Commandos of the 7th Special Operations Kandak seized six IEDs, ...

  • How IEDs may be physically causing PTSD

    April 1, 2018

    A new medical discovery has profound implications for wounded warriors. It’s a previously unknown type of brain injury uncovered in veterans who are exposed to the invisible wave of energy that erupts from high explosives. The evidence was found in the brains of veterans who died. And tonight, we have a rare opportunity to introduce you ...