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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


  • Terrorism along Pakistan – Iran border

    May 15, 2020

    Balochistan near the Pak-Iran border on May 8, killing one major of the Pakistan Army and five soldiers who were returning to their base after conducting a routine patrol in the area. The Balochistan Liberation Army, which has bases on Iranian soil, claimed responsibility for the attack. It was in the backdrop of this regrettable incident ...

  • Navy EOD and Dive Community Expands its Tactical Human Performance Program

    May 15, 2020

    Taking ideas and programs from top-tier professional sports teams, the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) is implementing several changes this year to increase functional performance, resiliency and cognitive capability while decreasing injury and accelerating the physical recovery of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians and Navy divers. Navy EOD technicians and divers may be known ...

  • Former Burnley soldier becomes patron of bomb disposal charity

    May 15, 2020

    Adnan Sarwar served with the Royal Engineers during two tours of Iraq, working in bomb disposal, mine clearance and as an armoured vehicle commander. He said being approached by the Felix Fund presented him with a chance to give something back to the ‘military family’ that help shaped his life. “In 2015, I went to the 75th ...

  • Coping with coronavirus in a war zone

    May 15, 2020

    Bombs, bullets, the constant threat of kidnap – and Covid-19. In Libya, a country torn apart by civil war, with a shattered health system, a man from Kent is one of the last international charity workers staying on to lead a team of 40 volunteers. “My life here is just one long threat assessment,” Liam Chivers ...

  • South Australia: Man pleads guilty to possessing ‘significant’ explosive device containing nails, gravel and rocks

    May 14, 2020

    The South Australian bomb squad described a firecracker containing almost 150 nails and rocks as an “improvised hand grenade” which was found in the possession of a man in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, a court has heard. The court was told that Kosznik was riding his bicycle when he was stopped by police and his backpack was ...

  • MPs Complete Site Exploitation Course

    May 14, 2020

    Two teams of Military Police gathered at the objective rally point next to the testing area. Air insertion placed them approximately 250 meters from the exploitation site. While junior Soldiers maintained security, noncommissioned officers from both teams looked over a map, formulating a plan to safely infiltrate the test area. The objective, two buildings containing role ...

  • UK: Upperton Road in Leicester closed as explosive device is pulled from Grand Union Canal

    May 14, 2020

    Officers from Leicestershire Police closed a road in Leicester last night after a suspected explosive device was pulled from the river. Officers closed a section of Upperton Road and Western Boulevard around Swan Bridge at around 6.35pm yesterday. A suspected explosive device had been pulled from the Grand Union Canal by magnet fishers Read more… Source: LeicestershireLive  

  • U.S. Army orders ground-penetrating radar system for detecting hidden IEDs

    May 13, 2020

    U.S. Army counter-land mine experts needed ground-penetrating radar systems to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) buried in roadways. They found their solution from Chemring Sensors and Electronics Systems (CSES) in Dulles, Va. Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced a $200.2 million order to CSES on Monday to develop and build Husky Mounted ...

  • UK: Controlled explosion carried out on Lancing seafront

    May 13, 2020

    A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on Lancing seafront this morning. Police confirmed officers were notified of a suspected ordnance device being found on the beach near Western Road, Lancing, around 10am today. A cordon was set up as a precaution and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was called to carry out an assessment ...

  • US Pushes for Afghan Reconciliation Despite Terror Strikes

    May 13, 2020

    The United States is pressing the Afghan government and the Taliban insurgency to come together to bring to justice the perpetrators of Tuesday’s deadly terrorist strikes on a hospital and a funeral in Afghanistan. U.S. peace envoy for the country, Zalmay Khalilzad, stressed Wednesday that cooperation between the two Afghan adversaries “is necessary” to deal with ...

  • Countering Drones: Finding and neutralising small UAS threats – Phase 2

    May 12, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for innovative solutions to address the increasing UAS threat to the defence and security of UK both at home and abroad. Please note this is the second phase of funding for a multi-phase competition. It is not compulsory to have been involved in previous phases to apply. You ...

  • Somalia: At Least 4 Hurt As Blast Targets Police Checkpoint in Mogadishu

    May 12, 2020

    At least two soldiers were reported to have been hurt in a hand grenade attack targeted a security checkpoint in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday night. The attack took place at the Tarabunka junction, where Somali police search the vehicles as part of the security measures put in place in the capital by the Federal ...

  • Code Name – The Blowfish Project: DTRA Securing the Waterways

    May 12, 2020

    05-12-2020 Story by DTRA Public Affairs Defense Threat Reduction Agency The research and development arm of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has invested in a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) system capable of identifying and neutralizing underwater improvised explosive devices (UWIEDs). Code-named the Blowfish Project, this technology is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare ...

  • Afghanistan: 47 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets funeral in Nangarhar province

    May 12, 2020

    A suicide attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said. According to a statement released by Governor’s Office of Nangarhar, a suicide bomber targeted the funeral ceremony of Sheikh Akram, a commander of the Afghan Local Police forces, who died of a heart attack last night. The ...


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