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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.


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Latest News


  • Funding boost for aviation security innovation

    April 5, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is making more funding available for innovations that enhance aviation security measures, courtesy of the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme. FASS – a joint initiative between the Department for Transport (DfT) and Home Office which was set up to improve aviation security by funding and supporting the development of innovative ...

  • Removing deadly mines means ‘new horizons and hope’, clears a path to SDGs, says UN chief

    April 4, 2019

      “All people have the right to live in security, and not fear their next step”, António Guterres spelled out in his message, lauding mine action, which “clears paths and creates safe ground on which homes can be built or rebuilt” and “changes mindsets so that people know how to protect themselves”. Moreover, the UN chief described it as ...

  • U.S. Army is planning to test the effect of polymer additives on fuel exploded by impacts and projectiles, or by an IED

    April 4, 2019

    Scientists at Caltech have developed a new type of polymer that prevents fuel from misting during an explosion. The breakthrough could decrease the amount of damage caused by industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. Had the new polymers been added to the fuel of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, the Twin Towers might ...

  • £2.5m injection for drone swarms

    April 3, 2019

    The ‘Many Drones Make Light Work’ project is the largest single contract awarded by DASA to date. The funding will steer the project for around 20 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the final stage of development, which will ultimately be managed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). UAS are currently in widespread use around ...

  • DHS S&T Seeks Partners for First Responder Technology R&D

    April 2, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) invites industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community to submit white papers related to 12 first responder technology funding opportunities. The new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation (BAA 18-02 Call 0001) will remain open until May 1st, 2019. “We want to help first responders of all disciplines do their ...

  • Hero dogs receive bravery awards: Canine OBEs for dogs who helped at scenes of terror attacks

    April 2, 2019

    A police mutt probably wouldn’t know what to do with a medal, unless you covered it in gravy or made it look like a tasty chihuahua. He or she is much more likely to appreciate an extra few biscuits for dinner – and would probably love you forever. That is probably what seven dogs from the Met ...

  • Clearing landmines in Ukraine, one careful step at a time

    April 2, 2019

    Ukraine is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, limiting freedom of movement and posing a serious threat to civilians crossing the contact line. Sheltering in the basement of his family home in eastern Ukraine, Volodymyr Zayika, 71, was in the dark. Shelling had severed the electricity supply. Venturing out to check on some ...

  • All Eight Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One Commands Receive “Green H” Award for Medical Excellence

    April 2, 2019

    Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced in a message to the force on March 26 that every Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group One subordinate command received the 2018 “Green H” Award for excellence in medical readiness. The “Green H” Award recognizes those commands that enhance battle readiness by promoting the health, fitness and mental well-being of ...

  • Explosion at Russia’s Military Space Academy leaves four seriously hurt after ‘bombs’ spark evacuation

    April 2, 2019

    Local news sites said a homemade bomb destroyed a staircase at the prestigious Mozhaisky Academy – as cops said they were treating it attempted mass murder. There were also unconfirmed reports of a second explosion from a TM-57 anti-tank mine which had been stored at the academy. Cadets and instructors were evacuated from the building before the ...

  • South Sudan: Safe ground, safe home as UN Mine Action Service clears the way for peace-driven returnees

    April 2, 2019

    “South Sudan is doable. We are into the endgame now, and we need support to see this one through. It isn’t a thousand-year problem. It isn’t a hundred-year problem. It is a three to five-year problem, and then this goes away.” “This” is the challenge posed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance littering the war-ravaged country. Richard ...

  • Bombs and arson attacks spark fears of return of terror campaign in Corsica

    April 2, 2019

    The Mediterranean territory, famed for its beaches and as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, was once a hotbed of anti-French militancy which led to thousands of bombings from  the 1970s to early 2000s. But since 2014, when local National Liberation Front of Corsica announced a ceasefire, French state infrastructure and the luxury holiday homes owned by wealthy mainlanders – still ...

  • Pipe bomb explodes in front garden in Derry – PSNI

    March 31, 2019

    A pipe bomb exploded in the front garden of a home in Derry in the early hours of this Sunday morning, the PSNI has said. Detectives in Strand Road are appealing for information on the incident, which was reported at about 2am. The bomb exploded in the front garden of a home in the Montgomery Close area. No damage ...

  • 19 Taliban militants killed, 4 IED manufacturing facilities destroyed in Helmand

    March 30, 2019

    At least 19 Taliban militants were killed and four Improvised Explosive Device manufacturing facilities were destroyed during the operations in southern Helmand province. According to informed military sources “A multi-day operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand killed 19 Taliban fighters and wounded 2 others.” The source further added that the Afghan security forces destroyed 4 IED ...

  • Train the trainers: Afghan explosive device experts graduated in Herat

    March 28, 2019

    IED’s are deceitful. Improvised explosive devices remain one of the biggest threats to Afghan civilians as well as armed forces. Thus, NATO continues to train experts for the purpose of reducing the hazard. A group of ten new Afghan trainers have recently completed their “Explosive Hazard Reduction” course at NATOs Train, Advise and Assist Command-West ...

  • Landmark terror finance resolution adopted by Security Council

    March 28, 2019

    Speaking via video-link from Rome, where he has been meeting specialist Italian law enforcement officials to discuss building closer ties to tackle the problem; The UN’s counter-terrorism chief, Vladimir Voronkov, said that the adoption comes at a “critical time,” with recent attacks demonstrating that terror groups continue to have access to both legal and illegal ...


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