Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through Read More …

Major training exercise sees dogs sniff out ‘explosives’ at Bristol Airport

Explosives detection dogs from police forces across the country are taking part in a major training exercise at Bristol Airport this week. More than 40 dogs will be put through their paces by their handlers throughout the terminal building and Read More …

Safety experts concerned by repeated security lapses at Dhaka airport

Recent security lapses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka have raised eyebrows among safety experts, as multiple passengers have managed to sneak firearms past terminal gates. Lax security at the airport not only poses threats for passengers, but also Read More …

Brussels Airport failed to spot bomb belt security test

“On 1 October last year, I was asked to try to pass the security checkpoint with a fake bomb belt”, said the mystery passenger, HLN reports. “The belt looked very credible, with wires, a detonator and a substance that had the Read More …

Paper strip that detects explosives could shake up airport security, Edmonton researcher says

Christina Gonzalez can detect explosives with a single strip of paper. Gonzalez, an Edmonton-based researcher, has developed a disposable test strip capable of instantly detecting explosive materials including traces of TNT, the compound used in dynamite. While the paper strip Read More …

Resurgent Al-Qaeda plan new series of spectacular attacks against airliners and airports

The terrorist group behind the world trade centre attacks in New York in 2001 are plotting a series of deadly new attacks that are ‘keeping ministers awake at night’. Security Minister Ben Wallace said that Al-Qaeda are planning the attacks on airports Read More …