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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

  • Landmine kills three boys playing in an ‘abandoned house’ in Ukraine

    September 30, 2018

    Three boys have been killed after triggering a landmine in eastern Ukraine. The boys, aged between 13 and 15, were from Horlivka, a city controlled by separatist forces. The town’s mayor, Ivan Prikhodko, wrote on social media that a 10-year-old boy is also in hospital with shrapnel injuries. Mr Prikhodko told AFP: “They found an abandoned house and ...

  • Meet the bomb squad chief who has protected Hong Kong from more than 300 explosives

    September 30, 2018

    Ready to retire after 30 unforgettable years with police force helping protect city, senior superintendent believes not in luck but discipline From serving as a personal bodyguard for Hong Kong’s last British governor to overseeing the city’s bomb squad to protect it from more than 300 explosives, Tony Chow Shek-kin is no stranger to danger. “Everyone’s afraid ...

  • Homes evacuated as Army bomb squad deal with incident in Dublin

    September 30, 2018

    Residents in a north Dublin housing estate have been asked to leave their homes as the Army’s bomb squad deal are dealing with an incident. Residents in Yellow Road, Whitehall were asked to leave their homes shortly after 10pm after gardai were called to the area. Members of the Defence Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit have ...

  • Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

    September 28, 2018

    A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessman of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal. Thailand’s military drew criticism and ridicule in 2010 when the GT200 bomb detectors — which were claimed to also ...

  • Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in Mali bomb blast

    September 27, 2018

    Seven soldiers and a civilian driver were killed in central Mali when their vehicle hit explosives in the latest attack in an area riven by jihadist violence, the defence ministry said Thursday. Wednesday’s “cowardly terrorist attack” took place between the northern city of Timbuktu and Mopti in the centre, a statement said, adding that the soldiers ...

  • MyDefence receives funding to develop next-gen anti-drone technology

    September 27, 2018

      Nr.Sundby, Denmark – MyDefence is developing next-generation anti-drone technology, which among other things include closer integration into soldiers existing equipment, so they can mitigate the threat of drones more effectively. Innovation Fund Denmark invests 425,000 USD (362,000 EUR) in the project, which will secure that MyDefence can continue the further development of anti-drone technology. Although commercial drones ...

  • Seven arrests in Netherlands over ‘significant terror attack plot’

    September 27, 2018

    Police were investigating a large-scale terror attack plot which targeted multiple locations, including a big event. Seven men have been arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of plotting a significant terror attack. The alleged attackers intended to carry out an assault using rifles, grenades and a car bomb. Heavily armed police arrested the men on Thursday in the ...

  • Blast kills eight soldiers in new blow to jihadist-hit Burkina

    September 26, 2018

    Eight soldiers were killed by a blast in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday, in the latest blow to the poor Sahel country grappling with jihadism. “I have just learned that eight Burkinabe soldiers died after their vehicle drove over a home-made mine planted by the enemies of our people,” President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said in ...

  • Meet the ‘Gruester’: New Air Force test will push explosive technicians to their physical limits

    September 26, 2018

    Air Force explosive ordnance technicians soon may become painfully familiar with the “Gruester,” the nickname for a grueling component of the career-specific fitness test being introduced for them. Earlier this month, 21 EOD airmen from seven bases across the Air Force put the service’s new EOD Tier 2 physical fitness prototype test through a trial run. The ...

  • NDS forces foil militants bid to carry out explosions in Jalalabad city

    September 26, 2018

    The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces have foiled the militants bid to carry out a series of explosions in Jalalabd city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. The provincial government media office in a statement said the NDS forces stormed a hideout of the Taliban group in Surkh Rod district and destroyed ten ...

  • UK to extend military training operation in Ukraine until 2020

    September 25, 2018

    UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the country’s commitment to extend its military training operation in Ukraine for an additional two years. Delivered through Operation Orbital, the military training operation in Ukraine will continue until 2020 and would include anti-armour, counter-sniping and mortar planning. The current training expansion is in addition to the defensive skills programmes, ...

  • EU contributes additional 1.1 mln euros to de-mining project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    September 25, 2018

    The European Union (EU) will contribute an additional 1.1 million euros (1.29 million U.S. dollars) to the de-mining projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), an agreement signed here on Monday shows. The money will be divided in two projects that will have the end goal of clearance of mines. The first project relates to reconnaissance of ...

  • The Government of New Zealand donates USD 160,000 and deploys in-kind specialized personnel to support UNMAS explosive hazard management activities in Iraq

    September 25, 2018

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a contribution of NZD 250,000 (USD 160,000) from the Government of New Zealand and is grateful for the deployment of an in-kind Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Threat Mitigation Advisor to support explosive hazard management activities in Iraq. Extensive conflict in Iraq involving the Islamic State of Iraq and ...

  • U.S. airstrike target Taliban’s IED factory in Paktia province

    September 25, 2018

    The U.S. forces in Afghanistan have carried out an airstrike on Taliban factory which was used to manufacture improvised explosive devices, the local officials said. The provincial government media office in a statement said late on Monday that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Mamozai the airstrikes. area of Zurmat district. The statement further ...

  • Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield

    September 24, 2018

    Defence and Security Accelerator – DASA is launching a new competition seeking low technology readiness level proposals for innovative technologies in accessing, disabling and destroying chemical and biological munitions and improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. This competition has an initial £500,000 to fund multiple proof-of-concept proposals at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). Additional funding of ...

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