Sandia team revolutionizes bomb X-ray technology
November 23, 2016
Sandia National Laboratories researchers has developed a software package that greatly reduces the amount of time a bomb tech spends determining what’s inside the “package” they’ve been called to examine.
Land mine casualties jump 75 percent as funding for removal declines
November 23, 2016
Despite a global treaty that bans land mines, casualties from those weapons and other unexploded munitions lurking in current and past war zones rose sharply last year to the highest point in a decade, a monitoring group said Tuesday in its annual report.
Long After ISIS Collapses, Its Empire of Explosives Will Reign
November 22, 2016
It doesn’t look like an improvised explosive device – at least, not the stereotypical kind. Covered with a little dirt and some leaves, it’d probably pass for a rock, until someone tripped the hidden trigger and detonated the fragmentation device hidden inside.
Cambodia ‘Not in Line’ With Landmine Target
November 11, 2016
Cambodia is on track to miss a critical 2025 deadline to clear its minefields because it is spending too much money and manpower on land with few or no mines
EOD: Locate, identify, neutralize
November 6, 2016
The motto, “initial success or total failure,” fuels Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight to think outside the fuse box and accept nothing less than perfection when performing their duties.
Explosive Hazards in South Sudan Put Residents at Risk
November 4, 2016
UNMAS, which is tasked with coordinating the clearance of explosive remnants of war (ERW), says it has found on average about 150 new explosive hazards each month in South Sudan since conflict there erupted in December 2013.