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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


  • Suicide attack close to Special Forces compound in Kabul city

    September 12, 2019

    An explosion went off close to a compound of the Afghan Special Forces in Kabul, the security officials confirmed. Nusrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the explosion took place in Reshkhor area of Kabul. Rahimi further added it is yet clear what caused the explosion. Meanwhile, another security source said a suicide bomber ...

  • Police find another IED in Isulan

    September 12, 2019

    The town of Isulan in Sultan Kudarat stayed on heightened alert following the discovery of another improvised explosive device (IED) near the cadaver of a shooting victim Tuesday night. The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are digging into the recovered IED and its connection to the shooting of two ...

  • Derry bomb and Strabane mortar signs of ‘changing types of engineering capability’

    September 12, 2019

    PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne has confirmed the ‘New IRA’ bomb discovered in Creggan this week was not the sole target of the operation that saw the deployment of 80 police officers to the estate on Monday. Chief Constable Byrne said it was possible other bomb-making equipment and devices were still being concealed in the area. Speaking ...

  • TSA moving forward with airport screening system deployment

    September 11, 2019

    Several senators voiced concern over the Transportation Security Administration’s slow rollout of new airport screening technology at a hearing Wednesday. Commerce Committee members Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., questioned acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell about the delay in meeting the TSA Modernization Act requirement. TSA lost about 90 days because a contract for 300 computed tomography ...

  • Navy EOD Exercising In Alaska to Test Unmanned Systems in Frigid Temps

    September 11, 2019

    The Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community is looking to leverage nearly two decades of expertise gained in the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts in Iraq and apply them to helping the Navy gain sea control and beach access in a future high-end, near-peer adversary type of fight. Elements of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One ...

  • Multinational exercise Northern Challenge 2019 kicks off in Iceland

    September 11, 2019

    Exercise Northern Challenge 2019 kicked off in Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 9, 2019. Exercise Northern Challenge 2019 is an annual joint funded, Icelandic Coast Guard-hosted, multinational explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) exercise aimed at preparing Partner for Peace, NATO, and Nordic nations for international deployments, and defense against terrorism. EOD technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) ...

  • Abu Sayyaf bomb expert killed in clash in southern Philippines

    September 11, 2019

    Philippine security forces have killed a Abu Sayyaf terror group’s bomb expert in a clash in a remote village in southern Philippine province Sulu, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. Maj. Arvin Encinas, the spokesperson of the Philippine military’s Western Mindanao Command, identified the slain terrorist as Nanz Sawadjaan, the younger brother of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader ...

  • Army Guard clears itself in investigation of EOD unit’s alleged shortfalls prior to soldier’s combat death

    September 11, 2019

    The Army National Guard has cleared itself in an investigation into whether one of its bomb disposal units was properly trained and equipped prior to a deployment to Afghanistan during which one of its soldiers was killed in action while sweeping for improvised explosive devices. Sgt. James Slape, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the North ...

  • Air cargo CEOs among new US-UK aviation security group

    September 11, 2019

    A new aviation security advisory group with authority to handle highly classified information affecting the trans-Atlantic market will include air cargo executives from private industry. The Transatlantic Aviation Industry Roundtable (TAIR) will serve as a forum in which DHS, its U.K. counterpart, private-sector companies and others in the aviation sector will meet regularly to discuss trans-Atlantic ...

  • 13 roadside bombs, landmines are defused in Afghanistan

    September 11, 2019

    The Afghan Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that, 13 roadside bombs and landmines in four provinces were exposed and defused by Afghan national security forces during a day. The ministry said in a statement that, engineering teams of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) discovered and neutralized 13 roadside bombs after some hours of efforts ...

  • Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage

    September 11, 2019

    Four retired military dogs were honored at a Capitol Hill ceremony Tuesday when they were each awarded the K-9 Medal of Courage. The medals were presented to Military Working Dog Emmie, Military Working Dog K-9 Niko, Military Working Dog Troll and Explosive Detection Dog Sgt. Yeager. © Beth Caldwell for American Humane Emmie, a 12-year-old black Lab, worked ...

  • Islamic State supporter plotted ‘lone wolf’ attack on barracks using drone to drop weapons, court told

    September 10, 2019

    An Isil supporter plotted a “lone wolf” attack on a military site by adapting drones to drop weapons, a court heard. Hisham Muhammad, 25, allegedly sketched designs and built prototypes to work out how they could be used to launch an attack on an army barracks in Greater Manchester. He also amassed a stash of weapons at his rented home ...

  • Derry bomb: PSNI release images of IED that ‘would have killed’

    September 10, 2019

    Police have released images of an explosive device they believe was being made ready to kill officers. The bomb, along with a command wire, was found in the Creggan area of Derry during a security operation yesterday. The PSNI are describing the bomb as a Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device. It was found in a vehicle parked in a driveway. ...

  • ‘Anti-tank missiles and explosives’ missing from Greek naval facility

    September 10, 2019

    “Military material” has gone missing from a naval facility on the Greek island of Leros, according to the country’s navy. According to local media, anti-tank missiles, ammunition and grenades were taken. There were no signs of forced entry into the area where the equipment was being kept – reportedly prompting investigators to believe it was an inside ...

  • A remotely operated unmanned Marine Corps AAV is taking California beaches

    September 10, 2019

    The nearly 40-year-old assault amphibious vehicle looks to be getting a new lease on life, even as the Corps is still amid plans to replace the aging vehicle. For nearly two weeks aboard Camp Pendleton, California, the Corps and Naval Surface Warfare Center put a remotely operated AAV through two weeks of testing, according to a ...

  • Foiled terrorist attacks on UK soil have risen to 22, says top officer

    September 9, 2019

    The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has revealed that the number of attacks foiled since the Westminster atrocity has risen to 22, with seven relating to suspected far-right terror. Speaking at a conference in Israel, assistant commissioner Neil Basu disclosed the updated figure as he laid out the law enforcement case in support of the government’s ...


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