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  • New EOD Headquarters At Fort Riley

    October 16, 2018

    Today, the U.S. Army announced that Fort Riley will be welcoming an Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) battalion headquarters in 2020. This move will bring approximately 54 additional soldiers and their families to the Greater Flint Hills region. “I look forward to welcoming the EOD battalion headquarters at Fort Riley,” Rep. Marshall said. “Fort Riley continually lives up to ...

  • Exercise Cambrian Patrol: Is this the world’s toughest military exercise?

    October 15, 2018

    Forty-eight hours. Over 40 miles across the arduous Brecon Beacons. Weather conditions: awful. Personal loads in the excess of 80 pounds. Who will win? Did I mention that Cambrian Patrol is an unofficial race? The annual exercise is organised by the 160th Infantry Brigade of the British army. Every year, the Welsh-based brigade is responsible for creating an event ...

  • US Marines Train Moroccan Military to De-Mine

    October 15, 2018

    US Marines have conducted a Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) level 2 training for Moroccan military officers to enhance Morocco’s demining capabilities. US Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) trained officers of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) on “how to handle an explosive hazard during Humanitarian Mine Action training,” the US Marine Corps Forces Europe ...

  • Taliban militants, civilians suffer heavy casualties in a premature car bomb explosion

    October 12, 2018

    At least nineteen, people including Taliban militants and ordinary civilians, were killed or wounded in a premature car bomb explosion in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Khwaja Namosi Bazar, leaving at least ten ...

  • Military and police conduct counter-explosive training during Ontario exercise

    October 12, 2018

    Exercise Ardent Defender staged two counter-explosive threat scenarios in Meaford, ON, on October 10 and 11 as police and military personnel from a number of organizations tested their skills in dealing with explosive threats. One scenario involved a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device at the harbour front and the other involved explosive devices found in a building ...

  • Hungary increases its scientific cooperation with NATO

    October 12, 2018

    Scientists and other experts from NATO and Hungary discussed future projects of cooperation at the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Information Day held in Budapest on 11 October 2018. Hungary is currently leading an SPS project in the area of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence. The multi-year initiative aims to develop ...

  • 741st Ordnance Company (EOD) Team of the Year Competition

    October 12, 2018

    The sun edged over the horizon while teams from the 741st Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) were busy responding to calls of improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance, and chemical hazards. They had been awake since midnight, rudely awoken to put on their bomb suits and start the day. It would be another 20 hours before ...

  • DASA new competition: Behavioural Analytics

    October 11, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator is seeking proposals that can help UK Defence and Security to develop capability in ‘Behavioural Analytics’. This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can help UK Defence and Security to develop capability in ‘Behavioural Analytics’. We are looking for scientific and technological solutions that can provide context-specific ...

  • Sunderland terror suspect ‘had bomb-making manual on his phone’

    October 11, 2018

    An engineer accused of using his Facebook account to encourage terrorism had a bomb-making manual on his phone, jurors have heard. The shocking document found on Abdulrahman Alcharbati’s mobile contained advice for bomb makers which included handling their device “gently and softly”, like a “creature”, while it is being manufactured. It also warned against making any ...

  • Blast kills 3 soldiers in central Mali

    October 11, 2018

    Three Malian soldiers were killed in a restive central region overnight when their vehicle hit a landmine, sources said on Thursday. The blast happened on the road between Djoungani and Koro, near the frontier with Burkina Faso, a Malian military source said. “There were three fatalities and four other soldiers were wounded,” the source said, adding that ...

  • NI: Court shown footage of explosion that killed prison officer Adrian Ismay

    October 11, 2018

    The dramatic CCTV footage of a terrorist attempt to blow-up prison officer Adrian Ismay was played in court at the trial of a west Belfast man accused of murdering the 52-year-old father of three. The non-jury, Belfast Crown Court trial has already heard that the footage of the March 2016 explosion outside Mr Ismay’s Hillsborough Drive ...

  • Afghanistan: Children among 9 killed, wounded in separate IED explosions

    October 11, 2018

    At least nine civilians including children were killed or wounded in separate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosions in southeastern Ghazni and Paktika provinces. The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said at least three children lost their lives in an explosion triggered by an IED planted by the Taliban ...

  • FBI director says hundreds arrested in past year in terrorism cases

    October 10, 2018

    FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is testifying Wednesday before a Senate committee about security threats, where Democrats are likely to press him about the role White House officials played in the bureau’s investigation of sexual assault claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Wray appeared alongside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a hearing about ...

  • Demining squad of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation leaves for Laos to assist in mine clearance

    October 10, 2018

    In order to fulfil the decision of the President of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the 36-strong demining team of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is about to leave for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to assist in demining the territory of ...

  • Afghan Civilians Continue To Be Killed In Record High Numbers – UN Report

    October 10, 2018

    The figures released today by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) show continuing high casualty rates being inflicted on the Afghan civilian population, especially by anti-government elements. Covering the period 1 January to 30 September 2018, the new UN report documents 8,050 civilian casualties (2,798 dead and 5,252 injured), reflecting the same extreme levels ...

  • New Al Qaeda cell forms in Burkina Faso, as terror group cements foothold in Africa

    October 9, 2018

    While the exploits of ISIS may have splashed across more headlines in recent years, there is growing concern among U.S. officials that Al Qaeda (AQ) is the much more dangerous force in the Sahel region of Africa, where the group threatens American and other allied forces. AQ in September declared it had formed a “new cell” ...

  • Death Toll Rises To 8 In Lashkargah Explosion

    October 9, 2018

    Helmand officials have confirmed the death toll has risen to eight in the Lashkargah explosion inside an election campaign office in the city. Helmand governor’s media office said among those killed was the parliamentary election candidate, Saleh Mohammad Achakzai. The explosion took place in PD1 in the city. Eleven people were also wounded. According to the media office the ...

  • Abandoned puppies find new lease of life fighting terrorism as police dogs

    October 9, 2018

    Unwanted and abandoned puppies are being given a new lease of life – helping police in the fight against terrorism. Northumbria Police have been working closely with Dogs Trust to see if any of the puppies in the charity’s care could find a career as a K9. In the past year, the charity has donated three puppies ...