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  • Airport Council International (ACI) releases security screening best practices during COVID-19

    March 20, 2020

    As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to unfold, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following best practices from airports and screening authorities to help protect screeners, passengers and staff while preserving aviation security objectives. Checkpoint management Prior to passengers or staff approaching screening points, hand sanitizers and disinfection products should be provided. If health screening ...

  • Australia: Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation in Tapitallee

    March 20, 2020

    A NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation is being conducted at Tapitallee, west of North Nowra. Around 7am at least half a dozen unmarked vehicles assembled in a Tapitallee street. The South Coast Register understands teams from the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police have joined the NSW JCTT to execute a search warrant on a home ...

  • UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components

    March 20, 2020

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19. These questions aim to identify the suitability and readiness of organisations to be involved in the initiative. There are three ...

  • Roadside bomb explosion kills Taliban commander and his security guard in Nangarhar

    March 19, 2020

    A roadside bomb explosion killed a Taliban commander and his security guard in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government in a statement said an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb, ripped through the vehicle of Mawlavi Zakir alias Mutmaeen, one of the commanders of Taliban. The statement further added that the incident took place on ...

  • Navy EOD Technology Evolving as 2 UUV Programs Prepare to Merge

    March 19, 2020

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – As the Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community’s capability grows in both sophistication and in quantity, a community leader says they’re being served well by their creed to remain hardware-agnostic. The EOD force has been set on a path to grow its Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Company numbers and double the number of ...

  • Germany pledges further $3.8M for mine clearance

    March 19, 2020

    Germany has committed to providing another €3.5 million ($3,841,000) over the next two years to the Halo Trust for landmine clearance in Cambodia in a bid to help the Kingdom reach its landmine-free goal in 2025. The pledge came as the German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger and Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) ...

  • Navy EOD Technology Evolving as 2 UUV Programs Prepare to Merge

    March 19, 2020

    As the Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community’s capability grows in both sophistication and in quantity, a community leader says they’re being served well by their creed to remain hardware-agnostic. The EOD force has been set on a path to grow its Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Company numbers and double the number of unmanned systems platoons that ...

  • British Personnel To Drawdown From Iraq

    March 19, 2020

    A number of British military personnel are leaving Iraq to redeploy back to the UK. The UK has been training Iraqi forces as part of a US-led coalition mission since 2014, but this has been on hold for the last 60 days due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Defence says, as a result of COVID-19, there has ...

  • India: Fake explosives found in front of police stations in Coimbatore

    March 19, 2020

    Two objects that looked like explosive substances were found in front of two police stations in Coimbatore city on Monday and Tuesday. The objects, looking exactly like improvised explosive devices (IED), were found in front of Saibaba Colony police station in the early hours of Monday and Variety Hall Road police station late on Tuesday. A check ...

  • Navy EOD Seeking OCS Applicants for September 2020 Board

    March 18, 2020

    The Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Community is seeking highly motivated officer candidates for their annual Officer Candidate School (OCS) accession board, which will be held in September 2020. The application is due by August 7 and is open to both civilians and Fleet transfers who have completed a Bachelor’s degree. Interested civilian candidates should contact ...

  • Four Pakistani Troops, Seven Militants Killed In North Waziristan Clash

    March 18, 2020

    Four members of Pakistan’s security forces and seven militants have been killed during a shoot-out in the northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan, Pakistan’s military says. A statement from Pakistani security forces said the clash took place on March 18 in the area of Datta Khel when government troops raided a “terrorist” hideout. The statement said one of the ...

  • Military eyes unmanned vehicles that can operate in the arctic for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)

    March 18, 2020

    The military is training for the possibility of an end to that cold peace. Part of that training means making sure bomb squad unmanned vehicles can still disable explosive threats at freezing temperatures. As part of the Arctic Edge 20 exercise in Alaska, joint forces from across the Department of Defense and Canada gathered to tackle the challenges ...

  • How The UK Is Saving African Lives By Teaching Safe Bomb Disposal

    March 18, 2020

    The Counter IED Wing, part of the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Nairobi, Kenya, has trained 1,600 students from 15 African nations in just over three years. The teaching is led by former leading British Army bomb disposal expert Tony Dedman. He joined the Army when he was 15 and served for 22 years – carrying out ...

  • Mine action in Ukraine – March 2019

    March 18, 2020

    Ukraine is one of the most severely mine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) affected places in the world, with the most recorded anti-vehicle mine incidents for three years in a row and the third globally for overall casualties, behind only Afghanistan and Syria. It is estimated by national authorities that about 7,000 sq. km. in ...

  • Arab Coalition forces destroy two explosive-laden unmanned boats in the south of Red Sea

    March 17, 2020

    Naval Arab Coalition forces intercepted and destroyed two Houthi unmanned boats loaded with explosives, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The boats, which were launched from Hodeidah, were trying to perform a terrorist attack in the south of Red Sea, Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki said. Houthi militants use Hodeidah to launch ballistic missiles, drones and ...

  • Children and Dogs Work Together to Free the World of Landmines

    March 17, 2020

    Bianca of Kingston, N. H., is one of those ordinary sixth-graders who loves her dog; in her case, a Bouvier des Flandres named Bear. “He looks like a teddy bear, ” she says. But this 11-year-old girl’s love for her dog—and other dogs and, well, people and the world—motivates her to do some extraordinary things. Bianca ...

  • UK: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of 22 counts of murder

    March 17, 2020

    Hashem Abedi denied involvement, but his DNA and fingerprints were found at the flat where the explosives were made. The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has been found guilty of 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi, 22, conspired with his brother Salman Abedi, who killed himself and 22 others when he detonated a bomb at an ...

  • Thailand: At least 20 hurt in twin bomb attack on coronavirus summit in Yala province

    March 17, 2020

    At least 20 people were injured when two bombs exploded in front of a government office today in southern Thailand, security officials said. The explosions struck outside a local government meeting on the coronavirus outbreak after a week in which cases in the country trebled to 177. A number of officials are reported to have gone outside ...


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