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  • Philippine National Police receives anti-bomb gear from Japan

    February 12, 2019

    After back-to-back bombings in key areas in Mindanao, the Philippine National Police (PNP) received anti-bomb equipment from the government of Japan. The Japanese government on Tuesday, February 12, handed over 6 bomb suits, 6 ballistic shields, 440 bulletproof vests, and 440 ballistic helmets to the PNP during a ceremony at Camp Crame. The turnover was led by ...

  • Prosecutors: Two IEDs found in alleged plot against Islamberg capable of exploding

    February 11, 2019

    The FBI says two improvised explosive devices connected to an alleged plot to attack a Muslim community were capable of exploding. The information was released in court Monday, where the youngest of the four people accused of making the plot appeared. Two months before his arrest, prosecutors say, Nicholas Pheilshifter showed a friend a plastic tube covered in duct ...

  • Two students hacked consumer drones to detect landmines

    February 11, 2019

    Landmines or anti-personnel explosives have been prohibited since 1977, however, so many of them have been used around the world that they continue to kill or injure around 10 people per day. The mines are hidden from sight and some of them, like the Russian-made Butterfly mine, are near impossible to detect with traditional mine-sweeping ...

  • 283 Deaths From 59 Terrorist Attacks Recorded Across Africa

    February 10, 2019

    The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in its bi-weekly “Africa Terrorism Bulletin” has recorded a total of 283 deaths resulting from 59 terrorist attacks across Africa between the periods of 16-31 January 2019. In all, a total of 555 terrorism-related deaths were recorded within the period. Out of the 555 terrorism-related ...

  • India calls for ‘dedicated’ counter-IED resources in UN peacekeeping missions, cites history of casualties

    February 9, 2019

    With UN peacekeeping missions suffering casualties due to use of improvised explosive devices, India has said there is a need for dedicated counter-IED resources for missions facing such threats and for upgrading the security infrastructure of camps. Military Adviser in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Colonel Sandeep Kapoor said that an analysis of the fatal ...

  • Three explosions rock India-assisted hydropower project site in Nepal

    February 8, 2019

    An unidentified group has exploded three improvised explosive devices near the powerhouse of under construction Arun III Hydropower project, which is being developed with India’s assistance in the eastern part of the Himalayan nation, according to a media report. The incident happened on Thursday near the power house of the hydroproject that led to the ...

  • C-IED DCB for Jordan

    February 8, 2019

    Since 2015 the C-IED COE has actively taken part in the NATO Defence Capability Building (DCB) initiatives and has supported several NATO DCB activities in the field of C-IED. One of the recent projects led by the C-IED COE is the support the Jordanian C-IED Defence Capability Development (DCB). With this article, the C-IED COE would ...

  • Rajpur: IED maker Maoist held

    February 8, 2019

    A hard-core Maoist who is an expert in making improvised explosive devices (IED) was arrested in Chatra district Friday and two IEDs were recovered from him, a police officer said here. Following a tip-off, a joint team of the CRPF and district police launched raids in a forest under Rajpur police station area and arrested the Maoist. He was identified as Vijay alias Doctor and he confessed that he has ...

  • Armenia dispatches humanitarian mission to Syria’s Aleppo

    February 8, 2019

    A group of Armenian humanitarian experts have headed to Aleppo, Syria on Friday to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in a Facebook post. The 83-member group, including doctors, sappers, as well as personnel who will ensure their safety, will carry out humanitarian mine clearance activities, raise mine awareness ...

  • ‘Highly explosive’ ordnance found on Medmerry Beach, West Sussex

    February 8, 2019

    A warning has been given by the Selsey Coastguard after bomb experts carried out a third controlled explosion on Medmerry Beach in the space of three weeks. Selsey Coastguard said rescue teams were tasked to locate and assess reports of possible ordnance in the mud on Medmerry Beach last night (Thursday). A spokesman added: “We managed ...

  • Army explosives experts compete for top honors in Hawaii

    February 7, 2019

    Three two-man explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams competed for top honors in the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) level EOD Team of the Year competition, January 18-25 at various locations around the island of Oahu. training that’s gained in a decisive-action and competitive training environment,” said Staff Sgt. Xavier Steinhart, 74th Ordnance Company (EOD), 303rd Ordnance Battalion ...

  • Mosul’s ‘3D contamination’ adds to challenges of deadly mine clearance work

    February 7, 2019

    Government-led military campaigns and conflict to retake Iraq’s cities from the extremists, also known as Da’esh, displaced more than 5.8 million people between 2014 and 2017. Many are still homeless or unable to return home because of what UNMAS calls “significant explosive hazard contamination” linked to airstrikes and improvised explosive devices left behind by ISIL and ...

  • Rising landmine blast toll in Afghanistan highlights long-term care needs of survivors

    February 6, 2019

    Latest data from UNMAS, the UN Mine Action Service, shows that 1,415 Afghan civilians were killed or injured by mines and so-called explosive remnants of war (ERW) in 2018. Children make up eight in 10 of ERW casualties, according to UNMAS, which is attending the 22nd Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations Advisers ...

  • Kenya: DCI strikes agreement with two European countries in fight against terrorism

    February 6, 2019

    The DCI on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on acquiring new equipment to be used to fight terrorism. The unit, is set to get crime scene investigations kits that will be used during anti-terror operations. DCI boss George Kinoti noted that the deal will help enhance security in the ...

  • QinetiQ North America Awarded $90 Million IDIQ Contract to support sustainment of TALON® family of robotic systems

    February 5, 2019

    QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that it has been awarded a $90 Million IDIQ contract to support the overall sustainment actions of the Tactical Adaptable Light Ordnance Neutralization (TALON®) family of robotic systems for the US Army.  QNA will be providing ongoing maintenance, upgrades and servicing of the Army’s existing, fielded fleet of TALON ...

  • Guard members to see expanded use of robots

    February 5, 2019

    The use of robots continues to grow within the National Guard and Guard members are likely to soon see additional robots with expanded capabilities, said an Army National Guard acquisitions official. “It’s going to be a big difference in the future and I think it could impact the Guard in different areas,” said Army Col. Nicole ...

  • United States Army Selects Med-Eng to provide its 2nd Generation Advanced Bomb Suit to Protect Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams

    February 5, 2019

    For Immediate Release Major contract award demonstrates continued confidence in Med-Eng to successfully deliver Army programs Supports highly-skilled manufacturing jobs in northern New York for up to four years OGDENSBURG, New York – Med-Eng, LLC, a company of The Safariland Group, today announced it has been awarded a four-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the United ...

  • Czech Ambassador visits C-IED COE

    February 5, 2019

    H.E. Mr. Ivan Jančárek, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Spain, visited the C-IED COE, Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid, on 5th February 2019. He was officially invited by the Director of the C-IED COE after the Ambassador had showed his interest through Major Jan Albrecht, the Czech Senior National Representative (SNR). The main objective ...