News – March 2015


Chief of Malaysian Armed Forces to open NCT eXplosive Asia 2015 Conference
March 26, 2015

The Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces, General Tan Sri Dato (Dr.) Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, will deliver the Opening Address at NCT eXplosive Asia! IB Consultancy is much honored that this is the second time the Chief of Armed Forces is opening an NCT event.
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Bureaucrats block special ops intel requests
March 26, 2015

Military bureaucrats have been trying to force an unpopular government-built intelligence system on special operations units deploying to war zones while blocking soldiers from using the commercial alternative they say they need, according to government records and interviews.

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Six killed in suicide bomb near Afghan presidential palace
March 25, 2015

Six people were killed and more than 30 wounded in a suicide bombing in Kabul on Wednesday that struck close to the presidential palace in the heart of the Afghan capital, the Interior Ministry said.
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Interview: Lt. Gen. John Johnson
March 20, 2015

The Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) was founded in 2006, born out of the hastily assembled Army IED Task Force created in 2003 to confront the deadly improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that US forces were facing in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Joint IED Defeat Organization Selects LMT To Support Rapid Capability Delivery Directorate
March 20, 2015

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) selected LMT to provide subject matter expertise and critical support services to its Rapid Capability Delivery (RCD), Directorate Management Branch (DMB) and Integrator and Delivery Division (IDD).
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EOD experts lend knowledge, experience to Iraqi Army in fight against IS
March 20, 2015

BESMAYA, Iraq – The phrase “together we stand, united we fall” has been uttered countless times and still rings true. Nations are rallying together and providing aid and support to allies in need in order to create a stronger force to defeat global enemies.
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Tunisian Elite Police Recount Horror Day at the Museum
March 20, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia—The two gunmen who attacked Tunisia’s national museum on Wednesday fended off an elite unit of antiterrorism police for nearly two hours and were killed after a grenade they tossed failed to explode.
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Improvised explosive device disposal training in Comox Valley
March 19, 2015

Canadian Armed Forces Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) experts from across Canada gathered in the Comox Valley, British Columbia, recently to conduct training aimed at honing their skills in safely disposing of explosives.
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The Hidden Enemy In Iraq
March 19, 2015

ISIS has deployed IEDs — the homemade bombs that wreaked havoc on U.S. troops — on an unprecedented scale in its fight for Iraq. In the midst of wide-ranging offensives to roll the militants back, men with little training and few supplies work to dispatch the explosives, regularly losing their lives. Mike Giglio reports from key fronts across Iraq.
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Dutch To Develop Counter-IED Labs for EU
March 18, 2015

BRUSSELS — The Netherlands is the lead nation in an EU effort to build two mobile counter-IED labs for use by EU countries at a cost of about €10 million (US $10.6 million).
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Explosives seized in raid on rebel leader’s house
March 18, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Security forces raided the house occupied by arrested Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) co-founder Mohammad Ali Tambako in General Santos City and seized materials used for explosives.
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HOMSEC has become the business platform in security and defense to Latin America, North Africa and Middle East.
March 17, 2015

HOMSEC 2015, the 5th International Exhibition of National Security Technologies, was held in Madrid between 10 and 12 March.
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Canada joins international treaty to ban deadly cluster bombs
March 17, 2015

Canada has finally ratified the international treaty to ban cluster bombs, joining 89 other states that have pledged to eliminate the deadly weapons.
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New Zealand: Armed forces seek bomb disposal experts
March 16, 2015

New Zealand’s defence force is advertising for highly-motivated problem-solvers to join its bomb disposal team, it’s reported.
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At Least 142 Killed In Yemen Suicide Bombings
March 20, 2015

The previously unknown Sanaa branch of IS claims responsibility for the blasts – saying they are “just the tip of the iceberg”.
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Abu Dhabi Airports signs Dh458m deal
March 17, 2015

The hold baggage systems include the next generation of high-speed explosives detection system.
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Twin bombings at churches in Pakistan kill 14, wound 78
March 15, 2015

Suicide bombings outside two churches in Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 others during services on Sunday in attacks claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taliban.
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Iraqi Kurds say ISIS used chemical weapons against troops
March 15, 2015

Iraqi Kurdish authorities said Saturday that their troops are being attacked by Islamic State fighters using chemical weapons.
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IED solutions prominent at Counter Terror Expo 2015
March 15, 2015

Counter Terror Expo (CTX), the leading international exhibition and conference dedicated to mitigating the threat of terrorism, will be staged at Olympia, London on April 21 and 22 2015.
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NCT eXplosive Asia 2015: Royal Malaysian Police Bomb Data Centre joins Asia’s leading C-IED Forum
March 13, 2015

With the NCT eXplosive Asia 2015 event taking place from 12-14 May in Kuala Lumpur coming closer, one more leading Malaysian C-IED stakeholder will be joining the three-day exercise, exhibition and conference with an official delegation.
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Counter-IED effort to become permanent DoD agency
March 13, 2015

The hastily created wartime agency that was dedicated to tackling the threat of improvised explosive devices will become a permanent component of the Defense Department, officials said Friday.
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African Elephants Are Being Trained to Identify Explosives by US Army
March 13, 2015

When we think about police investigation, dogs are the only animal we associate with cops, but surprisingly there are other animals with amazing senses of smell that could help as well.
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Firearms ring put lives at risk with explosives
March 13, 2015

Three men who admitted possessing a ‘staggering’ array of guns and bullets – as well as dangerous chemicals used to make explosives – have been jailed.
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Egypt gears up to secure vital economic gathering
March 13, 2015

The Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Shiekh in South Sinai is currently buzzing with thousands of visitors amid top security alert a few hours before the country’s long-awaited Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) starts on Friday.
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Egypt: Deadly blast rocks security forces’ camp in North Sinai
March 10, 2015


Pipe bomb defused by army at house
March 10, 2015

A viable pipe bomb device has been defused at a house on the edge of south Belfast.
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United Kingdom Sending More Troops to Train Kurds and Iraqis
March 8, 2015

The British government has revealed that it is to send almost 60 more military trainers to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. One of the bomb squads will train Iraqi troops in Besmaya, while the other will be based in the Kurdistan Region, training Peshmerga to disarm improvised explosive devices (IED).
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UK bomb plot suspect Abid Naseer found guilty
March 4, 2015

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been convicted for plotting attacks in several countries.
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Tracking IED Harm: IED data collection, and why it is crucial
March 3, 2015

Second only to firearms, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) take more lives every year than any other weapon. In 2013, UK-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 22,735 civilian casualties of IED incidents, 62% of which took place in populated areas like markets and cafes.
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