Huntsville Center’s Global Operations Division saves lives with range cleanup mission in Afghanistan

The Ordnance and Explosives Directorate’s Global Operations Division at Huntsville Center has wrapped up work on a five-year, $310 million multi-range cleanup project in Afghanistan. The division managed the mission of clearing ordnance from 62 now-closed U.S.-operated ranges, most of Read More …

CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits Kenya

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited the Kenyan capital of Nairobi April 2-3, 2019, as part of a familiarization tour of the CJTF-HOA combined joint operations area. Read More …

Laos says additional funding needed in UXO operations

An additional 4.5-million-U.S. dollar funding is needed this year to effectively carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Laos. The information came last Friday during the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao)’s annual meeting, local daily Vientiane Times reported Read More …

South Korea gives Vietnam bomb detectors

The Việt Nam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) on Tuesday received 200 explosive detectors donated by the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK). The detectors will be used for a project on reducing the impacts of unexploded devices left Read More …

Austria’s Kneissl Thanks Lavrov For Supporting Vienna’s Mine Clearance Initiative In Syria

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl expressed gratitude on Tuesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for supporting Vienna‘s initiative on humanitarian mine clearance in Syria, which is aimed at helping create conditions for the return of refugees and displaced people. Last November, Kneissl announced that Austria and Slovenia launched a joint Read More …

Japan contributes to Explosive Hazard Management in Somalia

UNMAS, The Embassy of Japan to Kenya Explosive hazards continue to have a detrimental impact on peacebuilding and state building in Somalia. Over the past years, extremist groups have used improvised explosive devices (IED) as their preferred weapon against the Read More …

Australia donates additional $1.5 million to de-mining efforts in Iraq

Australia recently donated an additional USD 1.5 million to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in contributions to demining efforts in Iraqi areas that were liberated from the Islamic State. Explosives the terrorist organization planted continue to be one Read More …

Philippine National Police receives anti-bomb gear from Japan

After back-to-back bombings in key areas in Mindanao, the Philippine National Police (PNP) received anti-bomb equipment from the government of Japan. The Japanese government on Tuesday, February 12, handed over 6 bomb suits, 6 ballistic shields, 440 bulletproof vests, and Read More …

Armenia dispatches humanitarian mission to Syria’s Aleppo

A group of Armenian humanitarian experts have headed to Aleppo, Syria on Friday to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in a Facebook post. The 83-member group, including doctors, sappers, as well as Read More …