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  • US Navy, RSNF Conclude Underwater MCM and C-IED Subject Matter Expert Exchange

    May 7, 2018

    Royal Saudi Special Forces and U.S. Navy Expeditionary Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Company completed an MCM and counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) subject matter expert exchange on May 5, 2018. The bilateral exchange commenced on April 24, 2018 and took place in order to enhance the sharing of standard operating procedures to safely execute high risk MCM operations. ...

  • IED Blast Targets Registration Center In Khost, 17 Killed

    May 6, 2018

    Seventeen people, among them a woman, were killed and 33 others wounded when a mine went off inside an election-related facility in Khost province, Khost police chief Abdul Mannan confirmed on Sunday. The IED reportedly was placed inside a mosque which was a facility center for registering voters. So far no group including Taliban has claimed responsibility ...

  • UK airports to add explosive detection dogs to screen cargo

    May 6, 2018

    British officials say dogs trained to detect explosives are being deployed at airports to screen cargo for possible devices. The Department of Transport said Sunday that each dog has been trained for 12 months to be able to detect small traces of explosives. They will be based in airport cargo sheds to screen large volumes of ...

  • U.S. asks foreign airports to strengthen passenger electronics screening

    May 4, 2018

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants foreign airports to tighten screening of U.S.-bound passengers’ carry-on electronics and adopt U.S. domestic security procedures instituted last year, according to officials and a memo to foreign airports. Amid growing concerns about the possibility of hidden explosives, TSA began stricter scrutiny of electronic devices by U.S. travelers last summer. In July ...

  • WMCTU: Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

    May 3, 2018

    A Coventry man has been arrested today (Thursday 3 May) on suspicion of committing terrorism offences. The 20-year-old had previously been detained under the Explosives Act last Tuesday (24 April) before being released pending investigation. Today’s arrest is on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of ...

  • Terrifying arsenal of weapons – including IEDs – seized from city gang targeted in raids

    May 3, 2018

    A terrifying arsenal of weapons – including two Improvised Explosive Devices – have been discovered by police in a gangland investigation which led to a series of raids this morning. The crudely made IEDs, believed to have been stashed for use against criminal rivals, were among a haul of 13 guns and more than 200 rounds ...

  • DHS, S&T, TSA Announce Innovation Solicitation

    May 2, 2018

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance security screening, through a new solicitation under  S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) “Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening. ”The new solicitation seeks solutions from startups that recognize, ...

  • Indian Army demonstrates skills in radio controlled IED at Harimau Shakti

    May 2, 2018

    The Indian Army on Wednesday demonstrated training on the assembling of a radio controlled explosive device for Malaysian Army on third day of their first-ever joint military exercise “Harimau Shakti” at Wardieburn camp in Kuala Lumpur. The two-week long military exercise signifying the merger of the Indian and Malaysian contingents under one commander. The Indian Army ...

  • UNODC and ICAO sign partnership to strengthen airport security against crime, terrorist threats

    May 2, 2018

    The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, signed a memorandum of understanding today to enhance the security of international air transport systems to counter transnational organized criminal networks and terrorist groups. “The partnership between UNODC and ...

  • Nigeria confirms 27 dead from NE twin blasts

    May 2, 2018

    Nigeria’s restive northeastern Adamawa state government Tuesday confirmed 27 dead and 56 injured from the twin blasts in Mubi town. Ahmad Sajoh, the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, said in a statement that the 56 injured persons were admitted to hospital. Two suicide bombers carried out the attacks, he added. Read more… Source: XINHUANET  

  • Death toll of Tripoli electoral commission attack hits 16, ISIS claims responsibility

    May 2, 2018

    16 people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on the Tripoli-based High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Ghout Al-Shaal on Wednesday morning. IS (also known as ISIS) terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack on their media platform “Wilayat Trabulus” and Reuters also cited Amaq (ISIS media platform) as claiming the terrorist attack. The ...

  • Request for Information (RFI) For Countering Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (CVIED)

    May 1, 2018

    This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the United States Government to contract for any ...

  • How assault vehicles destroy IEDs without locating them

    May 1, 2018

    For ground troops, the improvised explosive device threat is considered one of the deadliest defensive components ever to hit the battlefield. Enemy forces have placed countless IEDs anywhere, including alleyways, open terrain landscapes, and along transportation routes. With all the different mine-defeating technologies allied forces have available, many homemade explosives still manage to still go undetected ...

  • For the first time since Sept. 11, no new names will be added to the EOD memorial wall at Eglin

    April 30, 2018

    For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, a memorial wall for military bomb technicians will not have any names added from action in Iraq and Afghanistan. The annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Ceremony, which honors fallen military bomb technicians from all of America’s military services, is scheduled for ...

  • 11 Madrassa Students Killed In Kandahar Explosion

    April 30, 2018

    At least 11 students were killed and 16 other people, including five Romanian solders, were wounded in a car bombing in southern Kandahar province on Monday morning, local officials said. According to Kandahar officials the explosion happened at about 11am local time in Haji Abdullah Khan village of Daman district when a suicide bomber detonated a ...

  • At Least Seven People Killed in Back-To-Back Explosions

    April 30, 2018

    At least seven people were killed in two explosions in Kabul city early Monday morning, local officials confirmed. In addition, 20 others were wounded. The first explosion happened at about 8am local time in Shashdarak area of Kabul city after a suicide bomber on a motorbike detonated his explosives close to an National Directorate of Security (NDS) ...

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive (CBRNe)-threat Emergency Preparedness and Response event to take place in Tokyo, Japan

    April 30, 2018

    The Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) Asia Pacific event is coming to Japan for its third edition! Taking place in the Marriott Hotel in Tokyo from the 28th to the 30th of May, the event is hosted by the CBRNe Society in partnership with the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), the Japanese Science and ...

  • India: Railway Ministry Issues Alert After Explosives Recovered From Train

    April 29, 2018

    Rourkela: A day after huge cache of explosives was recovered from Alleppey-Dhanbad Express in Jharsuguda, the Ministry of Railways issued an advisory to railway officials to be ‘alert’ and take necessary preventive measures. The Ministry has asked senior officials of all the railway divisions including East Coast Railway to take all possible measures through proper coordination ...