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Welcome to the Counter-IED Report website, one-stop information and news source for Counter-IED professionals worldwide. The Counter-IED Report is a leading international subscription-based publication, which serves as an information source to communicate the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The aim of the Counter-IED Report is to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for countering threat networks, reduce IED manufacture and placement, assist post-conflict humanitarian demining and capacity building efforts worldwide. We strive to deliver an up-to-date, first-hand expert knowledge, and facilitate information sharing between stakeholders, academia and the industry. The report is published in print, eBook and PDF formats, and distributed worldwide. The distribution is tailored to the highly engaged audience of EOD, CIED, CBRNe, Defence, Law Enforcement, CT and Security professionals and senior decision makers in government, public and private sectors. Additional print copies of the Report are also distributed at the relevant Defence and Security events through our Media Partnership Programme.


Latest News


  • Royal Navy helps Ukraine face ‘real threat’ from Russia

    October 8, 2019

    The Royal Navy has been helping its counterparts in Ukraine deal with a “real threat” from Russia. A team of instructors from the Defence Diving School on Horsea Island in Portsmouth headed to the eastern Ukrainian city of Berdyansk, on the coast off the Sea Azov, to deliver mine counter-measures training. It was the first time sessions ...

  • Predicting terror activity before it happens

    October 7, 2019

    New model utilizes data science to predict terror groups’ lifetime lethality after first 10 attacks Data scientists have developed an early-warning model that can successfully predict how lethal a terror organization will become in the future based on only its first 10 attacks. The predictive model, developed by researchers in Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, will ...

  • Out of the Box | Marines conduct EODEX 2019

    October 7, 2019

    Two explosive ordnance disposal Marines, an Air Force EOD technician and a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist Marine stood around a manhole, peering down at a dummy with its limbs in unnatural positions – a simulated casualty that needed to be retrieved. “Every scenario can be reset and rerun,” said U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. ...

  • Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate two bombs in Kabul

    October 6, 2019

    The Afghan forces foiled militants bid to detonate two improvised explosive devices in capital Kabul, the security officials said. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the security forces discovered and defused an improvised explosive device in Kart-e Naw area at around 8:40 pm on Saturday. Rahimi further added that the militants planted the ...

  • UK aid-funded mine clearance success in Angola to be repeated in Zimbabwe

    October 6, 2019

    Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, thanks to fresh UK support for demining charity The HALO Trust. UK aid will match public donations to the charity’s Zimbabwe appeal, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced today (Sunday 6th October). Zimbabwe is still one of the worst affected countries in the world ...

  • Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

    October 6, 2019

    The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others were seriously wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in Aguelhok, located in Kidal ...

  • IED explodes near IDF post near Beit Ummar

    October 4, 2019

    An IED exploded near an IDF post near Beit Ummar according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Friday. The report says there were no casualties or damage done from the IED. The IDF also found another IED but was able to neutralize it before it exploded. During a search for potential suspects, one officer was lightly injured after ...

  • A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

    October 3, 2019

    “Good boy, Ryker, good boy.” Jed Avery, a deputy with the Osceola County Sherriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, tussles the Dutch shepherd’s neck, offering a bite at his favorite chew toy. Only seconds ago, the canine had lit into action, dashing from asphalt to the rear seat of an SUV, where he met an officer in padded ...

  • Demining Baptismal site completed, says PMAC

    October 3, 2019

    The Palestinian Mine Action Center (PMAC) announced today completion of phase one of clearing the Baptismal site, known as al-Maghtas, on the West Bank side of the River Jordan of landmines. It said in a statement that demining al-Maghtas was done in cooperation with the Higher Presidential Committee for Church Affairs and in partnership with the ...

  • Retired military dogs in San Antonio up for adoption

    October 3, 2019

    There has been a recent decline in the number of people interested in adopting retired military K-9s, according to officials at Lackland Air Force Base. Most dogs that come up for adoption at Lackland are young dogs who failed to meet training standards and they’re adopted out rather quickly. The older dogs, however, are starting to get ...

  • Blast Kills 6 In Kapisa, Women and Children

    October 2, 2019

    At least six members of the same family were killed by a roadside IED blast on Tuesday in Kapisa province, according to local officials. Two children and four women were killed in Baies Khail village of Najrab district in Kapisa province, when an improvised roadside mine placed in farmlands by Taliban insurgents detonated, said Abdul Shayeq ...

  • Bomb squad called to Kirkdale industrial estate after ‘World War II shell’ found

    October 1, 2019

    The bomb squad was called out to a Kirkdale industrial estate today following the discovery of a suspected artillery shell. Officers were called at about 8am after the item was found on grounds in Junction Road at the small industrial estate. There were unconfirmed reports the artillery shell was a World War II bomb which had been unearthed Read more… Source: Liverpool Echo  

  • Market exploration: remote handling and manipulation

    October 1, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is scoping the potential for an innovation challenge, seeking capability for remotely handling and manipulating highly sensitive liquid and solid explosives. Moving house can be a stressful time, and there’s extra pressure when you have to pack your boxes and make sure your valuable items are packed, stored and transported ...

  • Navy Bomb Disposal Team Detonates WWII Device

    September 30, 2019

    The 987kg German Second World War explosive was found in the wreck of a 17th-century warship. The Royal Navy has destroyed a Second World War device found in the wreck of a 17th-century warship. Weighing nearly one thousand kilos, the German parachute ground mine was one of the biggest bombs used by the Luftwaffe during the war. Navy bomb ...

  • Double attack hits US military base and Italian convoy in Somalia

    September 30, 2019

      A US base and an Italian military convoy were targeted in separate attacks in Somalia on Monday. Al-Shabaab militantsstaged a simultaneous car bomb and gun attack on the Baledogle US facility, while the Italian vehicles were hit by an explosion in the country’s capital of Mogadishu, according to officials. The US base is located in the south ...

  • Less Lethal Weapons (subjects at a distance) Market Exploration

    September 30, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are scoping systems that can temporarily neutralise a subject at a distance The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are scoping the potential for an innovation challenge to showcase, procure or develop mature concepts and technologies ...


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