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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


  • China develops its own version of U.S. Marine Corps’ Assault Breacher Vehicle

    November 24, 2019

    Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released footage of the new armoured vehicle designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along with roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices during amphibious landing operations. The new armoured vehicle based on the tracked-chassis and equipped with a mine-plough and line charges. Also, ...

  • One killed, five hurt in Afghanistan blast targeting UN personnel

    November 24, 2019

    A hand grenade was tossed into the vehicle, Rahimi said, noting the vehicle was targeted. The person who died and two of the injured were UN personnel, the organization said in a statement. The injured include an Afghan national and an international colleague, the UN statement said without providing their identities. The UN condemned the attack “in the ...

  • Car bomb kills at least 10 people near Syria’s border with Turkey

    November 23, 2019

    At least 10 people were killed and 25 wounded when a car bomb exploded on Saturday in a Syrian border town seized by Turkish-backed forces last month, witnesses and a rescuer said. Tel Abyad was one of two border towns that saw some of the heaviest fighting when Ankara launched its cross-border offensive on Oct. 9 ...

  • Nigerian DRDB and Indian DRDO sign MoU to produce IED detectors

    November 23, 2019

    The Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India, to produce the Ramon Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials detector with standoff at distance. With the agreement, the DRDB is free to make use of the DRDO’s photonics laboratory in India to produce the ...

  • 8 civilians killed, wounded in an explosion in Kapisa province

    November 23, 2019

    An explosion in Kapisa province killed 3 civilians and wounded 5 others, the local security officials said Saturday. Abdul Shayeq Shoresh Kohistani, a spokesman for the provincial headquarters confirmed that the explosion too place in Alasai district on Friday. He said the militants detonated a remote-controlled improvised explosive device in a market which killed 3 civilians and ...

  • Three police officers killed in bombing after renewed protests in Colombia

    November 23, 2019

    Three police officers have died in a bomb blast at a police station in Colombia, after thousands gathered for renewed protests in the capital, Bogota. Ten other officers were also injured in the explosion in Santander de Quilichao, a town in the southwestern province of Cauca which is a hotspot for drug trafficking and violence. It comes after three ...

  • UK Defence and Security Accelerator showcases protective material innovations

    November 22, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be showcasing the latest in protective transparent material innovations at an interactive event in December. Representatives from the Armed Forces, government, and industry will be able to see how they can benefit from recent developments in new robust, lightweight, high-performing, protective materials, which have the potential to offer better ...

  • US approves counter-IED tech sale to Australia

    November 22, 2019

    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of up to eight hundred fifty (850) Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Block 1 (JCREW I1B1) Systems and related equipment. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency recently delivered the required certification notifying Congress. Australia has requested to buy ...

  • Homemade bomb found at California high school parking lot

    November 21, 2019

    Police confirm that they found a homemade bomb at a San Jose high school. Authorities were called to Oak Grove High on Tuesday after a gardener found the device in some bushes in the student parking lot and took it to the administration building. Police tell the San Jose Mercury News that it was determined to be an improvised ...

  • Brazil Supports Demining Actions In Colombian Territory

    November 21, 2019

    Colombia is one of the most contaminated country with antipersonnel mines, resulting in more than 11,000 victims since 1990, according to the Colombian government’s Office of the High Commissioner for Peace. As of September 30, 2019, 356 Colombian municipalities were declared cleared of antipersonnel mines with the destruction or neutralization of 6,870 explosive devices. However, a ...

  • Strong global mine ban norm marred by improvised mines trend and high civilian casualties

    November 21, 2019

    Only one state not party to the Mine Ban Treaty—Myanmar—and a small number of non-state armed groups used landmines in 2018 according to Landmine Monitor 2019. The findings point to the resounding success of the treaty since it entered into force 20 years ago and to the global stigma against use of the weapon. Today there ...

  • Far-Right Terrorism Has Increased 320 Percent in Just 4 Years, Extremism Watchdog Warns

    November 20, 2019

    The annual report from conflict watchdog the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has found that while the number of deaths from terrorism is falling, more countries were affected by terrorist violence in 2018 than in 2017. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index showed a general downwards trend in the number of attacks, deaths and economic damage ...

  • Meet the women on a mission to clear landmines

    November 20, 2019

    The province of Bamiyan was once on the front line of the Soviet-Afghan war, but it’ll soon be declared land mine free. The BBC’s Auliya Atrafi went to meet Afghanistan’s first all-female demining team to find out more about the dangerous work they do. Read more… Source: BBC  

  • Berlin terrorism suspect worked at primary school

    November 19, 2019

    Police in Berlin on Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old Syrian man accused of planning an Islamist attack, with prosecutors saying he had begun to acquire chemical materials for a bomb. The accused man, Abdullah H., exchanged instructions on ways to manufacture weapons and explosives with other suspected Islamists in a chat group on the Telegram messaging app, Berlin prosecutors ...


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