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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

  • TSA Finds Fake Bomb in Traveler’s Carry-On at O’Hare

    June 22, 2018

    A fake explosive at O’Hare International Airport had TSA wondering if Wile E. Coyote was in the building. It also forced a nearly 20-minute delay at a security checkpoint in the airport. The “replica improvised explosive decide” was spotted in a traveler’s carry-on bag at the airport and shut down the TSA checkpoint for 19 minutes ...

  • Army’s EHCCs converge on FLW

    June 21, 2018

    Fort Leonard Wood’s Counter Explosive Hazards Center and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted all four of the Army’s Explosive Hazards Coordination Cells for training June 2 through 15. Throughout the two weeks, Soldiers with the 475th EHCC from Vicksburg, Mississippi; the 710th from Eastover, South Carolina; the 870th from Marietta, Georgia; and the 1307th ...

  • Terrorist threat in the EU remains high despite the decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

    June 20, 2018

    New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil. In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not to reduce its efforts in combatting terrorism in all its forms. Even though the number of ...

  • Social media ‘wizardry’ will help British troops win wars

    June 20, 2018

    The British army has unveiled a new ‘social media’ app which allows soldiers to win wars using their mobile phones. The Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool has been hailed a “game changer” by a senior Army officer after trials during the recent US-led Exercise Sabre Strike involving 18,000 troops and 19 countries across Eastern Europe. Samsung mobile phones loaded ...

  • The past, present and future of bomb disposal robots

    June 20, 2018

    Of all the roles in the British Army, one of the most dangerous is that of the ammunition technical officer, who has the daunting task of dismantling, defusing and disposing bombs and other explosive ordnance, often in the most hostile and challenging of environments. Making this job safer (if far from risk-free) are bomb disposal ...

  • Cambodia, China sign documents on mine clearance, transport master plan preparation, palace renovation

    June 19, 2018

    Cambodia and China on Tuesday signed documents on mine clearance, preparation of transport master plan and renovation of the Angkor Thom Royal Palace. The documents were inked here between Cambodian and Chinese officials under the presence of Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth and Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Yan. In the mine clearance ...

  • Nigeria: 32 Killed, 84 Injured in Borno Explosion

    June 18, 2018

    A massive explosion left 32 persons dead and 84 others injured in Abbachari, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State at the weekend as the orgy of violence in the North-east showed resilience in spite of desperate military efforts to restore peace in the region.There were conflicting reports about the cause of the explosion. While ...

  • Shin Bet Uncovers West Bank Hamas Cell That Planned Attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

    June 17, 2018

    The Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that it had uncovered a ring of Hamas operatives in Nablus that had been working since October to plan terror attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere. The network was “exceptional in its scope and activities,” the announcement said, adding that the cell had 20 people in it, including people with experience in ...

  • 8 police personnel killed in Kenya blast

    June 17, 2018

    Eight police personnel were killed on Sunday when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device in Bojigaras area, Wajir County, according to a government official. North Eastern regional coordinator Muhammad Saleh told Anadolu Agency: “We are pursuing the attackers who escaped from the area soon after the attack that killed the paramilitary personnel.” The attack comes ...

  • Blast hits gathering of Taliban and Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar

    June 16, 2018

    A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news agency said the target was “a gathering of Afghan forces” but ...

  • The European CBRNe community comes together at NCT Europe 2018!

    June 15, 2018

    Organized in partnership with the National Training Center of the Dutch Ministry of Defense, NCT Europe will take place in Vught, the Netherlands, from the 3rd to the 5th of July. CBRNe stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and explosive (CBRNe) threats. Examples of CBRNe incidents include the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the ...

  • New NATO project to help with real-time detection of explosives in public transport

    June 15, 2018

    A new NATO project, EXTRAS, led by research institutions in Italy and Serbia, will make it possible to detect explosives and prevent terrorist attacks on public transport. The project, funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, will use laser spectroscopy to identify explosive materials on potential bombers. The project started on 14 June ...

  • Nigerian Army laments rising cases of IED use in Southeast

    June 15, 2018

    The Nigerian Army has expressed alarm over what it described as emerging but dangerous trend of the use of Improvised Explosive Device, IED, as weapon in the South Eastern part of the country. The Army said that although the zone was the most peaceful among all the six in the country, the introduction of IED as ...

  • Trained bees make first warzone discovery of lost explosives confirms Scots scientist

    June 15, 2018

    Trained bees have been successfully used for the first time to find mines in a former Yugoslavian warzone, a Scottish scientist has revealed. The honey bees led mine clearance teams to unexploded ordnance in Croatia after they were trained to hone in on the smell of explosives. Dr Ross Gillanders of St Andrews University helped design equipment ...

  • Nepal Army defuses IED planted in Damak Municipality mayor’s vehicle

    June 14, 2018

    A bomb disposal team of Nepal Army defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a parked vehicle belonging to Mayor of Damak Municipality Rom Nath Oli on Thursday. Upon finding a suspicious material wrapped in a carton on the roof of his Scorpio vehicle on Wednesday evening when he was about to leave office for ...

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