News – February 2015

 


No More Cluster Munitions: Action and Engagement to Prepare for the CCM’s First Review Conference
February, 23 2015

The First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), to be held in September 2015 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, marks a major milestone for the Convention.
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Police among dead, wounded in blast at Kharkiv, Ukraine
February 22, 2015

Police officers are among the two dead and 15 wounded after an explosion during a peaceful protest in the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said Sunday.
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KIDEC 2015, 15-19 November 2015, Camp Doha, Kuwait – PRESS RELEASE
February 20, 2015

At Camp Doha, near Kuwait City, on the 15th-19th of November 2015, under the official patronage of the Kuwait Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense, will commence the first biannual Kuwait International Defense Exhibition and Conference (KIDEC).
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International Trade Show of Technologies for National Security, HOMSEC 2015 will be held in Madrid from 10 to 12 March – PRESS RELEASE
February 20, 2015

Madrid – HOMSEC international trade fair has become the main exhibition and business platform for defense and security sector, which is celebrated every two years in Madrid, with an important projection to Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East.
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Iraq selects Critical Solutions’ vehicle
February 20, 2015

Critical Solutions International (CSI), a leading company in the sale, distribution, field maintenance, training, and design of security products, has announced that the Iraqi Ministry of Defense has purchased the Husky 2G as its Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and mine clearing vehicle.
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Fight against ISIS ‘must be led by Iraqis’ – UK ambassador
February 18, 2015

The continuing struggle against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) must be led by the Iraqi Security Force (ISF) with the backing of a strong international coalition, the UK’s ambassador to Iraq has said.
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Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Maintenance Services of Explosive Detection Systems
February 18, 2015

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intends to contract using other than full and open competition for Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) maintenance services.
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Russia’s Emergencies Ministry to part in mine-clearing in Donbass if invited by Kiev
February 17, 2015

Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations is ready to take part in mine-clearing activities in southeastern Ukraine if the Kiev governments sends an official request to the job, Minister Vladimir Puchkov told a news briefing on Monday.
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Arrests at Canberra Airport tripled in one year
February 15, 2015

Increased security scrutiny and sophisticated detection techniques are the major factors behind a tripling of arrests at Canberra Airport involving prohibited weapons and items last year.
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Collaboration project defeats explosives threats through enhanced detection technologies
February 12, 2015

Having long kept details of its explosives capabilities under wraps, a team of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists is now rolling out a collaborative project to defeat explosives threats through enhanced detection technologies.
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Australian special-forces dog trainer is leading Iraqi campaign against ISIL bombs
February 12, 2015

As the terrorists from ISIL or Daesh are defeated and retreat they will leave behind hundreds of concealed bombs or IEDs and dogs are the most effective method of detecting the insidious weapons.
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Agencies groping to find solutions for countering IEDs
February 11, 2015

New Delhi: Security agencies dealing with the menace of IEDs and similar local bombs, which claimed 75 lives in the country last year, are still “groping” to obtain suitable gadgets and machines to detect their presence and triggering mechanisms, a top security official today said.
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Turkey Moves To Demine, Contracts To Follow
February 6, 2015

After several years of delays, Turkey’s Parliament has passed a bill for clearing more than 1 million landmines, mostly in Turkey’s southern and eastern border areas. Industry sources say several contracts, big and small, are on the way.
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GE Develops Wireless, Battery-Free RFID Sensors for Advanced Explosive and Chemical Threat Detection at Shipping Ports
February 5, 2015

GE Global Research, technology development arm, today announced a significant technological achievement in a project to develop next-generation, cost-effective sensors for cargo shipping for detecting chemicals used in explosives or other hazardous materials at shipping ports.
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