News – September 2016


Hitachi Starts Providing “Walk-Through Type Explosives Trace Detection System” to Detect the Presence of Explosives in 3 Seconds
September 29, 2016
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it will begin providing “walk-through type explosives trace detection system” for critical infrastructure facilities such as power plants and data centers from this October.

Three Turkish soldiers wounded in ISIL drone attack in Syria
September 28, 2016
Three Turkish soldiers were slightly wounded in a drone attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on Sept. 27, on the 35th day of Euphrates Shield operation in Syria


Iceland hosts Northern Challenge for EOD community
September 27, 2016
Airmen from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in exercise Northern Challenge 2016, which began here Sept. 12.

Marsa van explosion: Improvised explosive device was triggered by mobile phone – sources
September 27, 2016
An improvised explosive device (IED) that went off under a van in Marsa yesterday evening, injuring a total of three people, was triggered by a mobile phone, army sources have told The Malta Independent. 

Two bomb attacks take place in Dresden, Germany
September 27, 2016
Security has been stepped up in the German city of Dresden, following two bomb attacks on a mosque and a conference center Monday evening


Prime Tech Demining Live Demonstration
September 26, 2016
Prime Tech organised a demonstration of its demining machines on September 1st and 2nd, 2016.


Four charged after police find explosive device in County Armagh
September 26, 2016
Police Service of Northern Ireland says it is “relieved and delighted” to have safely recovered the “extremely dangerous” device.


Budapest explosion of ‘unknown origin’ injures two police officers
September 25, 2016
A large explosion “of unknown origin” rocked a building in Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two passing police officers, authorities have said.


Defense Strategies Institute is pleased to announce the 4th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium, occurring on November 8-9, 2016
September 22, 2016
There is perhaps no greater threat to the United States’ ability to conduct battlefield operations and defense of the homeland than that of the IED.

The Barrel Bomb Conundrum
September 19, 2016
Virtually every mainstream media article or broadcast on the United States aerial massacre of Syrian government troops, manages to work in a reference to barrel bombs as though this in some way justifies or mitigates the US action.


Suspect held over New York bomb attacks after shootout
September 19, 2016
A terror suspect being hunted over the Manhattan and New Jersey bombings is in custody after he was injured in a gun battle with police.


New Jersey blast as five questioned over New York bomb
September 19, 2016
Dramatic images show the moment the device – which reportedly had “wires and a pipe” – explodes as FBI robots move in.


Manhattan bomb: What clues are there for investigators?
September 19, 2016
A second suspect device found near the scene of the blast in Manhattan could provide valuable forensic evidence


ISIS test flying anti-aircraft mines made out of plastic bags to blow up western fighter jets
September 19, 2016
The group have launched a how to guide for fellow terrorists, explaining how flying mines can be made from the bags, hydrogen and bullets.


Somali Islamist insurgents kill general with suicide car bomb
September 18, 2016
A Somali general and at least seven of his bodyguards were killed on Sunday when their vehicle was rammed by a car bomb driven by an al Shabaab suicide attacker in the capital


Facing Arms Shortages, IS Turns to Homemade Weapons
September 17, 2016
As the Islamic State group’s arsenal of sophisticated weaponry dwindles, IS fighters are creating more homemade armaments.


Turkey detains four for suspected plot against British, German embassies
September 16, 2016
Turkish authorities detained four people in an investigation into a potential threat against British and German diplomatic missions but found no links to any terrorist groups, a Turkish official said on Friday.


Expert panel calls for increased political will to address the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices
September 16, 2016
A landmark event focusing on the impact of explosive devices internationally has called for governments to muster the political will to address the threat that Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) pose to civilians.


U.S. Army Ordnance School hosts Team of the Year Competition
September 16, 2016
The participating six EOD teams from across the Army traveled to Virginia to compete in the championship event, that tested soldiers’ technical and tactical knowledge, as well as their ability to perform important warfighting munitions handling and disposal functions under challenging conditions.


Bomb found in Franklin was IED made with wine bottle
September 15, 2016
New details were revealed in a federal affidavit unsealed by the court after a bomb was found inside a woman’s car in Franklin.


Falklands mine clearance project receives a new £20m UK commitment
September 14, 2016
The project financed by the Foreign Office and Ministry of Defense will clear 46 minefields over the next two years and prepare for clearance another 27


Smiths Detection’s TRACE-PRO™ Now Identifies the Explosive – TATP
September 14, 2016
Smiths Detection’s newly launched TRACE-PRO™, a non-radioactive, hand-held explosive threat detector, now has the additional capability to detect and identify TATP (Triacetone Triperoxide).

Chemring Partnership Supports Australian Defence Force Contract for Handheld Detection of Buried Explosives
September 14, 2016
Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems (CSES), part of the Chemring Group (“Chemring”), announces that it will support its partner, Minelab Electronics, in a AUD $6.7 million innovation collaboration agreement received from the Australian Department of Defence.


FUTURE FORCES FORUM to host a record number of stakeholders in defence and security sector
September 14, 2016
FUTURE FORCES FORUM, 19 – 21 OCTOBER 2016, PRAGUE, Czech Republic is a highly recognized and widely endorsed international platform for defence & security information exchange and for promotion of the allied countries and their partners’ objectives within ensuring the national and global security.


Blast in oversized baggage compartment led to loss of Russian jet 11 months ago
September 13, 2016
According to the Russian newspaper “Kommersant”, the international technical commission that investigated the cause of crash of the Russian A321 jet over the Sinai peninsula, has established where exactly the bomb was placed that brought down the aircraft killing 224 people on board.

Syrian Army infiltrates ISIS area in Deir Ezzor, detonates explosives behind enemy lines
September 13, 2016
According to a military source close to commander-in-chief Issam Zahraddine, elements of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) conducted a special operation on Tuesday which entailed sneaking behind ISIS positions at Jabal Thardah and planting two IED’s (improvised explosive devices) near an Islamic State outpost.

ICAO, IATA and ACI to Host AVSEC World
September 12, 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions.


TEDAC Director explains the importance of analyzing explosive devices in counter terrorism development
September 11, 2016
The FBI TEDAC Director, Gregory Carl give his perspective on why the analyzing that TEDAC does is important for the development of counter terrorism measures.


Fairy lights, hospital syringes, black flags: Devious IEDs left by IS in Libya
September 9, 2016
Veteran Libyan explosives experts outsmarted by new IS booby-trap bombs which have killed hundreds


Islamist Terror Suspects In Court Over ‘Plot’ To Attack UK
September 9, 2016
Four alleged Islamist extremists charged with a plot to attack the UK have appeared in court.


Counter IED exercise to be held at Trenton
September 9, 2016
The Canadian Forces is sending 150 members to participate in this year’s edition of Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER, which will be hosted at 8 Wing, Trenton, from September 11 to 30.


Torpedoes, mines and hand grenades… just some of the devices found in the north of Scotland
September 8, 2016
Torpedoes, anti-tank mines and hand grenades are among hundreds of potentially explosive devices found in the north of Scotland in recent years


Harris Corporation to Demonstrate Robotic Bomb Disposal Technology at Raven’s Challenge in Thailand
September 7, 2016
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) robotics specialists will demonstrate the company’s T7 Explosive Ordnance Disposal(EOD) robot at Raven’s Challenge, the world’s premier event for EOD and counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) technology and tactics. The challenge will be held in Hua Hin, Thailand, Sept. 5-9, 2016.


Car Containing Gas Cylinders Found Near Paris’ Notre Dame
September 7, 2016
Police say the owner of the vehicle may have been trying to carry out a “test run” for a terror attack in the French capital


Cellphone-activated IED used in Davao blast
September 6, 2016
The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) reported that the improvised explosive device (IED) used in Friday’s night market blast was cellphone-activated.


Philippines blast: 3 sought in deadly bombing, Islamists suspected
September 4, 2016
Police in the Philippines are looking for a man and two women they want to question in connection with the blast at a crowded market in Davao City that killed 14 people.


NZDF To Help Destroy Unexploded Munitions in Solomon Islands
September 2, 2016
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be helping the Solomon Islands dispose of the deadly threat posed by unexploded World War II-era munitions