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  • 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 ...

  • Combined Thai, U.S. C-IED training increases readiness for both armies

    February 4, 2019

    Soldiers with the U.S. 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, and the Royal Thai Army are conducting counter-IED training from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2019, at Nimman Kolayut, Thailand, during Exercise Hanuman Guardian. The training includes identifying, assessing and marking IEDs in a jungle environment. The culminating event is a combined U.S. and Thai dismounted platoon ...

  • 5 suspects in Jolo blast surrender

    February 4, 2019

    Five members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group allegedly behind the twin bombings of a church in Jolo, Sulu have surrendered to authorities, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday. In a press briefing held at Camp Crame, Albayalde identified the suspects as Kammah Pae, alias Kamah; Albaji Kisae Gadjali, alias Awag; ...

  • Gardaí and Army EOD respond to pipe bomb in Raheny

    February 4, 2019

    Gardaí and the Army Bomb Disposal Team have responded to an exploded pipe bomb in Raheny, Dublin 5. Part of Springdale Road was sealed off after gardaí were made aware of a suspect device. The Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team were tasked to deal with the device at around 6.15pm. On arrival, they conducted a post-blast analysis of the ...

  • DHS Security Tech Innovation Program Means Big Money for SMBs

    February 1, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is operating a yearly program through which it accepts proposals from U.S. small businesses who want to provide their expertise to help the government’s security technology research and development efforts. If the “government” part didn’t already hint at it, businesses who get accepted in the program and get granted one ...

  • Kenya: Cabinet Approves Formation of Counter-IED Centre

    February 1, 2019

    The Cabinet has approved the establishment of a Counter-Improvised Explosive Device(C-IED) Centre in Embakasi Nairobi, in the wake of terror incidents in the country – the latest being the Riverside one where 21 people were killed. The centre that will be a constituent college of the International Peace Support Training Centre, is expected to equip Kenya ...

  • National Security at the United Nations this Week

    February 1, 2019

    Last week saw a spate of attacks on UN blue helmets serving as part of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). On January 20, a vicious attack on a MINUSMA peacekeeping base located in the northeastern village of Aguelhok killed ten Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least 25 others. Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam Muslimeen (JNIM), an ...

  • The Air Force is offering a huge bonus to their ‘bomb squad’

    February 1, 2019

    The Air Force has been granted an exception to policy enabling it to offer Selective Retention Bonuses to a wider population of Explosive Ordnance Disposal senior noncommissioned officers, if they agree to continue serving in EOD for a minimum of three years. The Air Force is offering this SRB instead of a Critical Skills Retention Bonus ...

  • There’s only one way to tackle Ukraine’s infestation of mines … slowly

    January 31, 2019

    “I am not afraid,” says 80 year-old Lidiya Korolyova as she walks across a snow-covered field to check on a suspicious object. It might be a landmine, lying in wait among the trees not far from her village of Ozerne in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. When she first noticed it in 2014, she ...

  • UNMAS demolishes its one millionth explosive item in South Sudan – a 100kg bomb

    January 30, 2019

    A newly-cleared mine field was turned into an arena for a big bang today, as the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) demolished a 100kg air-dropped bomb in South Sudan, marking its one millionth destruction of explosive items in the world’s youngest nation. “Today, UNMAS, the National Mine Action Authority, and the mine action operators in ...

  • Bomb blast kills 7 Yemeni civilians in market

    January 29, 2019

    A bomb attack in a market killed seven Yemeni civilians including a photographer for a UAE television channel in the government-controlled town of Mokha, medics and military sources said Tuesday. At least 20 people were wounded in the overnight blast in the Red Sea town, where pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition battling the Huthi ...

  • What we can learn from the British Army’s help in the fight against Boko Haram

    January 29, 2019

    For two decades, violent, extremist organisations have had a devastating impact on the African continent. Attacks by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Boko Haram, and their splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have displaced millions within and across national borders and decimated vital services,  education, healthcare, and businesses. Since 2009, Boko Haram ...

  • Cop killed, 7 others wounded in North Cotabato IED blast

    January 29, 2019

    A police officer was killed while seven of his companions were hurt in an explosion in Magpet, North Cotabato on Monday evening. PO1 Christopher Anadon succumbed to shrapnel wounds from the blast, regional police said. Superintendent Aldrin Gonzalez, spokesman of Police Regional Office-12, said Tuesday morning that they believe the New People’s Army is behind the attack. Anadon ...

  • Taliban bomb experts killed by Afghan forces in western province

    January 28, 2019

    Two Taliban bomb makers have been killed in a government forces’ operation in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, authorities said Monday. “Two Taliban improvised explosive device (IED) making experts by the names of Mullah Noorddin and Mullah Vali were killed in Afghan National Army airstrikes in Bala Buluk district, Farah Province,” the Afghan Ministry of Defense ...

  • ISIS-K militants blown up by IED in Kunar province

    January 28, 2019

    At least four militants affiliated with ISIS Khurasan terrorist group have been killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military confirmed that the militants were blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device which the militants were looking to use in an attack. According to a statement released ...