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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.


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  • DHS S&T, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Host Workshop for Airport Security

    October 26, 2018

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have facilitated a workshop focusing on the future of airport security. Professionals in the aviation industry convened at the second annual Aviation Security Futures Workshop in Reston, Va., to address issues in various aspects of airport security as part of the Apex Screening at ...

  • Pipe Bombs Scare Raises New Concerns About Postal Screening, Mail Safety

    October 26, 2018

    While the Postal Service intercepted some of the packages in this week’s scare, the developments underscored the limitations of the screening technology in use. A spate of pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats around the country has raised fresh questions about the ability of the U.S. Postal Service and private delivery companies to intercept explosives and ...

  • Europol conference in Portugal on improvised explosive devices and radiological materials

    October 26, 2018

    CEPOL and Europol, supported by the Portuguese Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) organised a conference and training session attended by 75 CBRN and/or explosives experts of the European Explosive Ordnance Disposal Network (EEODN), which took place from 16th to 19th of October 2018, at the School of Guard, at Queluz, Portugal. Officers from 26 EU Member States ...

  • K-9 dog security training centre opens in Duhok

    October 26, 2018

    A centre for training K-9 security dogs has opened in Duhok. It comes due to increasing demand for canine security in Iraq. Being put through his paces – this Duhok dog undergoes vigorous training at a new K-9 centre in Iraq. The centre’s founders say they opened as a result of greater demand for security dogs throughout Iraq ...

  • U.S. airstrike leaves 3 ISIS IED planters dead in Nangarhar province

    October 25, 2018

    The U.S. forces in Afghanistan carried out an airstrike targeting a group of ISIS IED planters, leaving at least three of them dead. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said a group of three ISIS militants were busy planting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Payin area of ...

  • Balloons carrying suspected incendiary device land in Jerusalem

    October 25, 2018

    Balloons carrying a suspected incendiary device were found in the Ramat Eshkol northern neighborhood of Jerusalem on Thursday, the Israel Police said. Police bomb disposal experts arrived at the scene and neutralized the suspicious package the balloons were carrying, police said in a statement. The bright pink balloons attached to the suspicious package were decorated with Arabic ...

  • Statement on the FBI’s Investigation of Suspicious Packages

    October 25, 2018

    Between October 22 and 24, 2018, suspicious packages were received at multiple locations in the New York and Washington, D.C., areas and Florida. The packages are being sent for analysis at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. “This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI. We have committed the full strength of the FBI’s ...

  • Autumn 2018 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    October 25, 2018

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from C-IED Centre of Excellence, The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Office for Bombing Prevention, DynITEC GmbH, United States Africa Command, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, Armament Research Services (ARES) and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED ...

  • ‘Explosive device’ sent to Clintons and Obama – US media

    October 24, 2018

    A suspected explosive device was discovered at the New York home of Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, law enforcement officials tell US media. A suspicious package was also reportedly sent to the office of former President Barack Obama. It comes two days after a bomb was sent to the home of liberal philanthropist and financier George ...

  • How police use a ‘total containment vessel’ to haul away explosive devices

    October 24, 2018

    A little-known device used by police to haul away the explosive material called a “total containment vessel,” or TCV. The TCV is designed to absorb the blast from a bomb. It’s been described as “an inside-out diving vessel.” In 2016, after a pressure-cooker bomb went off in Manhattan, police gave reporters a tour of the high-tech device. “Instead of ...

  • Taliban IED expert’s wife, children killed by own bomb in Faryab

    October 24, 2018

    At least three family members of a Taliban group member was killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident took place inside the house of a famous Taliban IED expert ...

  • Estonian Defence forces’ EOD team deploys to Afghanistan

    October 23, 2018

    On Tuesday evening, a team from the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Centre of the 1st Infantry Brigade’s Engineer Battalion will depart from Estonia for another mission to Northern Afghanistan. “You are going on our longest and most dangerous mission,” Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade Col. Vahur Karus said, sending the troops ...

  • MyDefence Demonstrates Drone Swarm Counter UAS Jammer

    October 23, 2018

      Fredensborg, Denmark – On October 12, MyDefence co-hosted the event Electric Storm to demonstrate the capability of the latest MyDefence Counter UAS products for dismounted soldiers. The event featured a live demonstration of the detection and jamming capabilities of the WINGMAN 103 drone detector and the PITBULL Counter UAS jammer. Last month, DeDrone announced the capability ...

  • U.S. Department of State Provides 600 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

    October 23, 2018

    A delegation from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement visited Sri Lanka from October 8 to 12, 2018 to observe U.S.-funded demining activities and meet with some of the beneficiaries of these projects. The projects are part of the nearly 600 million Sri Lankan rupees ($3.5 million) in assistance that the ...

  • Cash machine raiders blow up front of Post Office in Derby

    October 22, 2018

    The front of a Post Office has been blown off after thieves tried to steal a cash machine in Derby. Debris was sent flying across the pavement in Chapel Street, in the Spondon area, and the force of the blast moved the machine about a foot. Police said nobody had been hurt in the explosion and no ...


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