It’s been a blast: Police buying new explosive disposal robot, bomb suit after years of service

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says it’s time to retire its bomb robot – which, according to a police board report, is “literally held together by wires and tape” – from the ranks of its Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU). City police will Read More …

Mission Iraq: Britain’s Quest To Train An Army To Fight Islamic State

It was once a secret base for Saddam Hussein’s personal army but now Camp Taji hosts 400 members of the 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards as they train the Iraqi Army. Lieutenant Colonel Piers Ashfield, Commanding Officer of The Grenadiers, said British troops Read More …

UK Defence Secretary reaffirms commitment to fight against terror in Nigeria

The UK stands side by side with our Nigerian partners in the fight against violent extremism, the Defence Secretary reaffirmed in a visit to Nigeria. In a two-day visit, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Maiduguri in the north east of Read More …

Route clearance unit gets new components for its life-saving mine detection vehicles

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 305th Engineer Company (Clearance) are tasked with travelling supply routes looking for deadly improvised explosive devices (IED), and other explosive threats. The 305th recently received updated components for their Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS). Read More …

Military Looking to Modernize Bomb Disposal Technology

Despite great power competition shifting the U.S. military’s gaze from counterterrorism to peer adversaries such as Russia and China, there will still be a need to maintain and modernize its explosive ordnance disposal technology, officials have said. EOD operators conduct Read More …

Need for dedicated counter-IED resources for peacekeeping missions facing threats: India

With UN peacekeeping missions suffering casualties due to use of improvised explosive devices, India has said there is a need for dedicated counter-IED resources for missions facing such threats and for upgrading the security infrastructure of camps. Military Adviser in Read More …

Minister’s Award for Protection Against IEDs

Dr Andrew Piotrowski has been awarded the 2018 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for developing life-saving equipment against improvised explosive devices (IED). Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne congratulated Dr Piotrowski, saying his innovative work saved the Read More …