News – June 2017


  • Junior Navy Scientists and Engineers Make Early Warning CBR Detection via UAVs a Reality

    June 30, 2017

    Sly Fox Mission 21 has all the trappings of a smash hit reality television series with a technological innovation that may one day save the lives of warfighters across the joint services. Although it was never filmed or broadcast, the drama, technology, and names of the seven junior scientists and engineers are real. Hundreds of Navy civilian ...

  • Ceremony Recognizes EOD Warfighter Mission, History, Technology, Achievements, Family

    June 30, 2017

    Naval Surface Warfare Division Indian Head EOD Technology Division’s EOD Department and Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 celebrated the EOD mission, history, technology, achievements and family in a dedication ceremony and family day at Naval Support Facility Indian Head’s Stump Neck Annex, June 16. The event recognized both those who have provided – and those who continue ...

  • New Zealand pledges $1 million to help clear landmines in Colombia

    June 30, 2017

    New Zealand is giving $1 million in aid to help clear landmines in Colombia, one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world after a half century of war, officials said on Friday. Most of the funds will go to a two-year program by the British-based Halo Trust, a demining group, said New Zealand’s foreign minister, ...

  • People in Aleppo Fight with Booby Traps and Deadly Bombs of Militants

    June 29, 2017

    It’s not a secret for anyone, how much hardship, how much grief and suffering people endure as they confront many various explosive devices, booby-traps and other deadly bombs especially on the territory of settlements. Aleppo, the largest city of Syria, was literally loaded and the fields strewn with all kinds of explosives and mines left ...

  • Large–Scale Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device Testing

    June 29, 2017

    In July of 2016, a refrigerator truck packed with explosives detonated next to a crowded apartment block in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The blast killed 323 people and was one of the worst Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED also known as car bombs) attacks ever recorded.  On May 30, 2017, a VBIED in a tanker truck ...

  • SPMAGTF-CR-AF EOD Marines and Spanish EOD Soldiers Train with Explosive Ordnance

    June 28, 2017

    Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa explosive ordnance disposal Marines conducted bilateral explosives training with EOD members of the Spanish Second Air Support Deployment Squadron (SEADA) at Morón Air Base, Spain, June 20, 2017. The single detonation that was demonstrated was approximately four pounds of Spanish dynamite, along with solid-based propellants, and Spanish C-4, placed ...

  • U.S. unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban

    June 28, 2017

    The United States on Wednesday unveiled enhanced security measures for flights to the country designed to prevent expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops, but an airline trade group said the changes might cause more disruptions. The measures, which European and U.S. officials said would begin taking effect within three weeks, could require additional time to screen ...

  • Ukrainian military intelligence officer killed by car bomb in Kiev

    June 27, 2017

    A high-ranking Ukrainian military intelligence official has been killed by a car bomb in Kiev in what authorities are calling an act of terrorism. An explosive device destroyed the Mercedes being driven by Col Maksim Shapoval at 8.15am local time, police said. The car’s bonnet was blown open and its roof and driver side door almost completely ...

  • Students are put through their paces at Carver Barracks training day

    June 27, 2017

    Carver Barracks played host to an enthusiastic team of students earlier this month, giving them a taste of what life is like on the front line. The 33 Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) put on a series of punishing challenges to test the youngsters’ teamwork, fitness, discipline and leadership skills, with an array of tasks including ...

  • Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

    June 25, 2017

    One late afternoon in April, helicopter-borne American commandos intercepted a vehicle in southeastern Syria carrying a close associate of the Islamic State’s supreme leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The associate, Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, was a rare prize whom United States Special Operations forces had been tracking for months: a midlevel but highly trusted operative skilled in raising money; ...

  • Fighting Boko Haram: newly trained squads receive equipments

    June 25, 2017

    The squad of 30 non commissioned officers is composed of six units that are highly skilled in the art. They have just returned from the United State’s of America’s military base in Jordan where they were trained for close to four months (3months, 2 weeks). One member of the squad, Sergent Kiylaka Elvis said they were trained ...

  • Sri Lanka: Batticaloa declared mine-free, but 26 mn square metres still to be cleared in 9 districts

    June 25, 2017

    The Batticaloa District has been declared mine free but the government still needs to clear more than 26 million square metres in nine other districts. The official certificate of clearance confirming that the district has been rid of mines was handed over to the Batticaloa District Secretary P.S.M. Charles this week by the Country Director ...

  • Iran Detains Islamic State Linked Group

    June 24, 2017

    Iran’s Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained members of a group linked to the Islamic State group it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country. The ministry says its forces confiscated three Kalashnikov rifles, night vision goggles, three suicide belts, three phones for remote detonation, a large ...

  • Turkish police catch five ISIL suicide bombers near Syrian border

    June 24, 2017

    Police have apprehended five suspected suicide bombers from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Turkey’s border with Syria, the governor’s office of the southern province of Hatay stated on June 24. “Five attackers who were sent to our country from Syria to carry out suicide bombings were caught in an operation on ...

  • French journalist dies after landmine blast in ISIS-besieged Mosul

    June 24, 2017

    A journalist who was injured in an explosion while covering Islamic State atrocities in Mosul has succumbed to her wounds, her employers, France Televisions, report. The same landmine blast killed two of her colleagues. “It’s with great sadness, we announce… the death of journalist Veronique Robert who succumbed to her wounds after an explosion in Mosul, ...

  • Queensland Police need help naming puppies

    June 24, 2017

    Queensland police have so far received 22,000 name suggestions for their newest litter of puppies. The seven German shepherd puppies, two males and five females, need names beginning with the letter “G”, following police puppy naming convention. Queensland police have so far received 22,000 name suggestions for their newest litter of puppies. The seven German shepherd puppies, two males and ...

  • The lifesaving hero rats with a nose for explosives

    June 24, 2017

    Merry usually wakes before the sun rises and is driven to work along with 11 of her colleagues in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. They work for a few hours, napping between shifts. Her job, detecting landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO), requires a laser-like focus. It also helps that at about a kilo in weight, ...

  • Saudi security foils terror plot targeting Mecca Grand Mosque and pilgrims

    June 24, 2017

    Saudi Arabian security forces have foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home on Friday, the interior ministry said. The ministry described the plot as part of “self-serving schemes managed from abroad”. Five people, including a ...

  • Pakistan: 11 dead after car bomb near police chief’s office in Quetta

    June 23, 2017

    A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday has killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said. The explosion near the police chief’s office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings, said ...

  • PrimeTech Demining Demo Day, 30-31 August 2017, Italy

    June 22, 2017

    With great pleasure PrimeTech is announcing next Demining Demo Day, to be held on August 30th and 31st in Italy. The event will last 2 days and will take place in Italy, near Sarnonico, where PrimeTech’s global Headquarters are located. Customers will have the chance to check out and run the PT-300 D:Mine as well as ...