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  • More bombs removed in the Western Province, Solomon Islands

    November 20, 2018

    The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team demolished more than 600 unexploded bombs (UXOs) in the Western Province during Operation Render Safe from 15 to 19 November 2018. The Operation was conducted in Munda, Rendova, Ringi and Teme on Kolombangara Island. Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the RSIPF EOD Team, Inspector Clifford Tunuki said ...

  • A ‘robo-nose’ that could replace sniffer dogs is being built by scientists to detect narcotics, explosives and missing people

    November 20, 2018

    Trusty sniffer dogs that are used to detect drugs, explosives and missing people could soon be replaced by a ‘robo-nose’. Trained dogs are taught to use their sensitive sense of smell to detect the presence of certain chemicals and scientists have successfully recreated a robotic alternative. Researchers used genes from the nose of mice to develop the ...

  • Two injured in Mogadishu IED blast

    November 20, 2018

    At least two people were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a vehicle went off at a busy street in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon. Local reports indicate that the car belonged to outspoken MP Dahir Amin Jesow. He, however, was not in the car at the time of the incident. The blast ...

  • Multi agency counter terror strategies bearing fruits, agencies argue

    November 20, 2018

    For the longest time, Kenya was lull with threats of terrorism remaining one of the remotest possibilities until the twin bombing of the American embassy in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1998 by Al-Qaeda operatives. The clear agenda of the mainly foreign terror operatives that coordinated the attacks on the US embassies in some ...

  • Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

    November 19, 2018

    After monsoon, cyclone and earthquake preparedness, the Mumbai civic body has prepared a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The SOP includes an off-site plan, which is Geographic Information System (GIS)-enabled, giving details of shelters, transportation and medical facilities nearby in the event of any such attack. The Brihanmumbai ...

  • Female suicide bomber blows herself up in Russia’s Chechnya

    November 19, 2018

    A woman has blown herself up near a police checkpoint in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Chechnya region, in an attempted terrorist attack. Swift police reaction ensured that the incident did not lead to any additional casualties. The woman was approaching a police checkpoint in central Grozny when the officers noticed she was behaving “strangely,” the acting regional ...

  • Twin IED blasts hurt soldier in Maguindanao, Philippines

    November 19, 2018

    The military and police have put up more checkpoints along the national highway in Maguindanao following twin improvised bomb attacks by suspected Moro militants that hurt a soldier Monday morning. Senior Supt. Madzagani Mukaram, Maguindanao police director, said the provincial mobile force company and personnel of the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion are now hunting down two ...

  • India, Russia begin joint military exercise

    November 19, 2018

    The opening ceremony for the tenth “Indo-Russian Joint Exercise “INDRA 18” was held on Monday at the Babina Military Station in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Contingents of both India and Russia came together for the opening ceremony which was held in presence of a number of senior officers from both sides. The joint military exercise ...

  • Drone assassination attempts are a reminder that better legislation is needed

    November 17, 2018

    In early August an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduroserved as a jarring wake up call that the possibility of a drone attack against a public figure or civilian is real. To the security industry and United States Government, this attack was not surprising. Frighteningly, there has been little resolve within Congress to determine who or what ...

  • Defence minister confirms Mali mission will not be extended

    November 17, 2018

    Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali will end in July as planned, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has confirmed. “The United Nations is working with other nations to look at replacing us,” Sajjan told Chris Hall in an interview airing today on CBC Radio’s The House. Sajjan spoke to Hall before his speech Friday to the tenth annual Halifax International Security Forum, a ...

  • Russia minefield found by major road

    November 16, 2018

    A group of Russian history buffs was surprised to find a reminder of Soviet resistance to the Nazi invasion in the form of an improvised minefield near a busy road. Members of a club devoted to the history of the nearby Krasnaya Gorka military fort almost stumbled across the makeshift mines in a quiet stretch of ...

  • 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, ...