Military and police conduct counter-explosive training during Ontario exercise

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 Read More …

Indra signs contract to supply a deployable forensic laboratory capability to Australia

  It will facilitate the rapid collection, analysis and documentation of evidence from any Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Over 90% of the contract will be executed by Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors Indra operates from offices in Sydney and Newcastle Read More …

AMISOM, Partners Meet To Devise Strategies on Countering Potent Threat From IEDs

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and key international partners have concluded a meeting in Mogadishu, convened to devise ways of reducing the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Somalia. The meeting, a follow-up to a similar Read More …

UK to extend military training operation in Ukraine until 2020

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the country’s commitment to extend its military training operation in Ukraine for an additional two years. Delivered through Operation Orbital, the military training operation in Ukraine will continue until 2020 and would include Read More …

Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš opens 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018

New Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) technologies and trends can be viewed today (19 September 2018) and tomorrow on Thursday by visitors to the 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018 at Bratislavaʼs Incheba Expo Arena. The Read More …

UK expands counter-IED support in Africa

The Prime Minister Theresa May today visited a UK-funded counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) training facility at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi. With the help of the British Army who are working closely with their Kenyan partners Read More …

NATO Names Canadian General to Head Alliance’s Iraq Mission

Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin of the Canadian army will lead the new NATOmission in Iraq. Alliance heads of state approved the NATO mission during July’s summit in Brussels. The mission will continue NATO’s efforts to train Iraqi forces as they work Read More …

Three DoD Contractors Get Highest Civilian Valor Award for Afghan Actions

Three Defense Department contractors — all with special operations backgrounds — were awarded the Pentagon’s highest civilian honor Tuesday for their actions in going into combat mode to support U.S. troops in Afghanistan. At a Pentagon ceremony, Army Lt. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy director Read More …