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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

  • Heathrow scanner trial could ease airport liquid ban

    July 23, 2018

    The machines take a 3D X-ray, allowing security staff to check items without requiring them to be removed from bags, and can detect explosives. The worldwide rules began in 2006 after a terror plot was stopped by UK police. The Department for Transport said a “small number” of trials was set to last between six and 12 ...

  • Augmenting the AOR: EOD Airman provides critical skillset to Army forensics team

    July 23, 2018

    This story is part of the JET/IA “Augmenting the AOR” series, covering the unique missions and skill sets Airmen provide to coalition and sister-service mission partners throughout the deployed area of responsibility. Visiting the Central Command Forensic Exploitation Laboratory, located at Camp Arifjan, is an experience similar to watching a television show like ‘CSI’ or ‘NCIS,’ ...

  • No time to waste

    July 23, 2018

    Experiments to test incremental solutions that will give joint forces more warning of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons on an accelerated timeline. In an unpredictable location, which could be an urban center in Syria or a semirural suburb like Salisbury, England, a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) event will happen, again. Such an event ...

  • Afghan Army Captures IED Maker, Prevents Attack on School, Voting Center

    July 19, 2018

    The Afghan National Army’s 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps captured five improvised explosive device (IED) makers and a cache of bomb-making, in Logar Province, June 13. The successful operation began when the 4th Brigade’s intelligence section used its own Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) to spot five insurgents emplacing three IEDs stopping a targeted attack at a ...

  • UK Border Force Deploys Agilent Resolve Handheld Raman Systems for Hazardous Material Detection

    July 19, 2018

    Press release – SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2018 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that UK Border Force is now using Resolve, the company’s handheld Raman system, to detect bulk chemicals—whether benign, hazardous, or illegal—through opaque packages and containers. This system is the latest addition to a suite of advanced technologies deployed to detect illegal ...

  • Slovakia extradites wanted terrorist to Russia linked to ex-Chechen militant commander

    July 18, 2018

    Bratislava has extradited Aslan Yandiyev to Russia, a gang member linked to deceased Chechen militant commander, Shamil Basayev, the Public Relations Center of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) informed TASS. “The wanted individual was involved in organizing and committing a string of headline-making terrorist attacks using high-powered IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in a city park ...

  • Veteran uses state-of-the-art prosthetic technology

    July 17, 2018

    A U.S. Army veteran and amputee explained how state-of-the-art prosthetics changed his life at the Amputee Coalition Conference in Tucson. Richard Cicero lost an arm and leg when an improvised explosive device went off in Afghanistan back in 2010. He is one of the few people in the country who has been through this prosthetic procedure. Cicero ...

  • 20 killed as ISIS bomber reportedly targets Taliban officials in Afghanistan

    July 17, 2018

    An Afghan official says an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. Abdul Qayuom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of northern Sar-i-Pul province, said the attack Tuesday took place as village elders met with Taliban officials in the area. In northern Afghanistan, Taliban and the ISIS ...

  • Three teens appear in court after Bogside riots

    July 17, 2018

    Four people – including three teenagers – appeared in court yesterday on charges linked to last week’s disturbances in Londonderry. John Paul Moore of Carlton Court in the city faced three charges of possessing with intent, namely three improvised explosive devices, with making, possessing and throwing petrol bombs, riotous behaviour and with indecently exposing himself to ...

  • Counter IED: Defeating The Unseen

    July 17, 2018

    The Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, is a well-known threat to service members operating in potentially hostile environments like Afghanistan and Iraq. This weapon has inflicted a destructive toll since Operation Enduring Freedom, but 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) aims to combat this menace by teaching the Company Crew Specialist Course at ...

  • Are medicines and perceptions banned from hand luggage? Everything you need to know

    July 16, 2018

    UK FLIGHT restrictions can be difficult to understand when travelling with only hand luggage at the airport. Here we reveal the rules around carrying medicine and prescription drugs. Travellers boarding flights in the UK might not be allowed to carry powdered materials in their hand luggage. Powders that are over 12 ounces could be prevented from being ...

  • Investigation reveals elaborate technology terror web

    July 16, 2018

    In late December 2015 a uniformed Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Steve Warren, made a video announcement about “Operation Inherent Resolve”, the US military’s campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria. The spokesman gave details about 10 senior IS figures who had been targeted and killed, many in drone strikes, over the course ...

  • UN: Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Hit Record High

    July 15, 2018

    The United Nations says the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan has reached a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s cease-fire. Deaths rose 1 percent to 1,692, although injuries dropped 5 percent to 3,430, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in its latest civilian casualty report released on July ...

  • South Africa: Explosive devices a sign of what’s to come?

    July 15, 2018

    The recent spate of explosive devices found around Durban could be the start of what’s to come. This was the view of two intelligence experts, who said the incidents were being viewed as “trials” to see how police and the public respond – the perpetrators were sending out a discreet message. Several suspicious incendiary devices were found ...

  • Suicide bombers kill 132 including political candidate in Pakistan election violence

    July 14, 2018

    Two suicide bombers have killed 132 people including a political candidate, as violence continues before Pakistan heads to the polls. Friday’s attacks were the deadliest in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign and took place just before disgraced Nawar Sharif was arrested on his return to the country. A suicide bomber killed 128, including candidate Siraj Raisani, in the ...

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