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  • 200 years to go before Laos is cleared of unexploded US bombs from Vietnam war era

    November 16, 2018

    Thanksgiving is an American tradition that is unknown in most of the world. Fifty years ago, however, it landed in Laos, the small, impoverished Southeast Asian nation that was to become perhaps the longest-suffering casualty of the United States’ war in Vietnam. Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. In 1968, that fell on ...

  • Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland host NATO Allies for exercise ANAKONDA 2018

    November 16, 2018

    ANAKONDA 2018, a Polish-led multinational exercise, which began on 7 November, today completed its first week. The exercise involves around 12,500 troops in Poland and approximately 5,000 troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The exercise demonstrated the interoperability of the Polish Armed Forces with participating troops from 10 NATO Allies: Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, ...

  • Explosion in Karachi kills two, injures 10

    November 16, 2018

    At least two people lost their lives while 10 others were injured as an explosion took place in Quaidabad area of Karachi, police reported on Friday. According to the police, the blast took place near a crowded area under the Quaidabad flyover. It was still not confirmed as to what caused the blast or what was ...

  • Airport security threats: combating the enemy within

    November 15, 2018

    Since the 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks on the US, most travellers have got used to the sight of fortified airports around the world. Few people these days are surprised to see barriers and other physical protection measures around them, as well as the presence of armed police patrols. An airport is an enormous, complex operation, and while on the ...

  • Co Antrim arrest following discovery of improvised explosive device

    November 15, 2018

    A 36 year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Co Antrim in which an explosive device was made safe by specialist army officers. Police have confirmed the man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive device with intent to endanger property, attempted arson endangering life and criminal damage. The arrest follows the discovery of ...

  • Route clearance unit gets new components for its life-saving mine detection vehicles

    November 15, 2018

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 305th Engineer Company (Clearance) are tasked with travelling supply routes looking for deadly improvised explosive devices (IED), and other explosive threats. The 305th recently received updated components for their Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS). The new components allow the soldiers to better see explosive threats buried in the ground. The ...

  • RFPP: Next Generation Combat Vehicle Sensors (NGCV)

    November 14, 2018

    This is a notice to announce a Request for Project Proposal (RFPP) through the Sensors, Communications, and Electronics Consortium (SCEC) for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Sensors prototype effort. The Army is developing the NGCV, which provides combat vehicle overmatch in close combat against the pacing threat. In support of NGCV, CERDEC NVESD requires development, ...

  • MyDefence Successfully Integrates Counter UAS Sensors in Light Armoured Vehicle

    November 14, 2018

    Cary, NC – MyDefence Communication announces the successful integration of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in vehicle platforms for military forces. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively detect and defeat enemy drones used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems. MyDefence has developed advanced, networked radio-frequency (RF) sensors, and has worked ...

  • Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

    November 12, 2018

    The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday. Around 100 people were injured in the blast which happened near a hotel popular with visitors to the country and international journalists. Mohammed Yusuf, medical director at the Medina hospital in Mogadishu — ...

  • New NATO scientific projects to help with the fight against terrorism

    November 12, 2018

    Three technologies on detection and clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), namely a semi-autonomous robot for detection of mines and IEDs, a lightweight and easy-to-use mine detector and a handheld detector for dirty bombs, were successfully tested in Florence, Italy on 17 and 18 October 2018. These technologies are developed in the framework of NATO’s ...

  • Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 26 dead, wounded

    November 12, 2018

    At least twenty six people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this afternoon. Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said the blast left six dead and at least twenty others wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken ...

  • Three Taliban militants blown up by own IED in Zabul province

    November 11, 2018

    At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by own Improvised Explosive Device in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident took place on Saturday in Jaldak district of the province. The statement further added that three Taliban militants were busy planting an improvised explosive ...

  • Woman injured as Red Cross car runs over IED in Garissa

    November 10, 2018

    A woman was seriously injured on Saturday when a vehicle belonging to the International Committee of Red Cross ran over an Improvised Explosive Device in Garissa. She has three bullets lodged in her body. Three other people escaped unhurt in the suspected al Shabaab attack. The Red Cross car was sprayed with bullets by more than 10 gunmen between ...

  • Military Looking to Modernize Bomb Disposal Technology

    November 9, 2018

    Despite great power competition shifting the U.S. military’s gaze from counterterrorism to peer adversaries such as Russia and China, there will still be a need to maintain and modernize its explosive ordnance disposal technology, officials have said. EOD operators conduct some of the military’s most dangerous jobs defuzing and neutralizing bombs. The importance of their work ...

  • Tripple Explosion, Heavy Gunfire In Mogadishu Somalia, Near CID Headquarters

    November 9, 2018

    Tension is high in Somalia’s Mogadishu after three bomb explosions were reported with heavy gunfire near the CID headquarters, at Sahafi Hotel. Reports from online sources indicate that militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Friday’s triple bombing in Mogadishu. The group says it targeted Sahafi Hotel using three VBIED’s and armed attackers. Mogadishu based emergency service ...

  • Need for dedicated counter-IED resources for peacekeeping missions facing threats: India

    November 9, 2018

    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 ...

  • India: 39 airports to get hand-held explosives scanner

    November 9, 2018

    Small airports will soon get an additional layer of security, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) procuring real-time viewing systems for 39 airports, including Bhopal, Dehradun, Trichy and Jodhpur, two officials familiar with the matter said. The equipment is essential for the functioning of bomb detection and disposal systems and used for the detection of ...

  • UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

    November 8, 2018

    The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire, ...