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  • Countering Drones: Finding and neutralising small UAS threats – Phase 2

    May 12, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for innovative solutions to address the increasing UAS threat to the defence and security of UK both at home and abroad. Please note this is the second phase of funding for a multi-phase competition. It is not compulsory to have been involved in previous phases to apply. You ...

  • Somalia: At Least 4 Hurt As Blast Targets Police Checkpoint in Mogadishu

    May 12, 2020

    At least two soldiers were reported to have been hurt in a hand grenade attack targeted a security checkpoint in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday night. The attack took place at the Tarabunka junction, where Somali police search the vehicles as part of the security measures put in place in the capital by the Federal ...

  • Code Name – The Blowfish Project: DTRA Securing the Waterways

    May 12, 2020

    05-12-2020 Story by DTRA Public Affairs Defense Threat Reduction Agency The research and development arm of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has invested in a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) system capable of identifying and neutralizing underwater improvised explosive devices (UWIEDs). Code-named the Blowfish Project, this technology is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare ...

  • Afghanistan: 47 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets funeral in Nangarhar province

    May 12, 2020

    A suicide attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said. According to a statement released by Governor’s Office of Nangarhar, a suicide bomber targeted the funeral ceremony of Sheikh Akram, a commander of the Afghan Local Police forces, who died of a heart attack last night. The ...

  • Edwards Air Force Base: EOD clears UXO at PIRA

    May 11, 2020

    Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, 812th Civil Engineer Squadron, 412th Test Wing, prepare unexploded ordnance and training munitions for demolition at the Precision Impact Range Area at Edwards Air Force Base, California, May 7. The 412th Test Wing uses the PIRA to conduct weapons and payload drops for flight tests. The EOD routinely checks ...

  • Rheinmetall to supply Bundeswehr with vehicles configured for EOD role

    May 11, 2020

    Unexploded ordnance, mines and improvised explosive devices pose a grave threat to troops deployed in harm’s way. The German Bundeswehr is currently taking delivery of a newly developed high-performance system for countering these threats. Specially configured for an EOD role, this new variant of the Fuchs/Fox 1A8 armoured transport vehicle – known as the KAI. The Fuchs/Fox ...

  • Peshawar: Blast injures two traffic wardens, one shopkeeper

    May 11, 2020

    At least three people including two traffic police officers on Monday have sustained severe wounds in a blast on Peshawar’s Ashraf Road. According to Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Shafqat Malik, 2kg improvised explosive device (IED) was placed along the road side. The law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the entire area and launched an operation. Read ...

  • Why do some terrorist organizations use suicide bombing while others do not?

    May 11, 2020

    Whether by carbomb or hijacked airplane, why terrorist groups carry out suicide attacks, or attacks that necessitate the death of their perpetrators, remains puzzling to counterterrorism experts. These attacks require bombmaking expertise and strenuous effort to plan. The necessary death of a trustworthy operative puts up added moral and public relations barriers. Still, many terrorist organizations have ...

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers join local group to volunteer 3D printing capabilities to aid COVID-19 relief efforts

    May 11, 2020

    The low hum buzzing quietly in the background of a conference call with a group of 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Soldiers isn’t your typical household appliance, but the sound of personal protective equipment in the making, readying itself for healthcare workers and emergency responders in need. Soldiers of the 20th CBRNE Command have ...

  • 20 Boko Haram militants killed in gunfight with Nigerian troops: official

    May 11, 2020

    At least 20 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops following a gunfight in the northeastern town of Bama, said a local government official on Monday. Many militants also fled the scene of the gunfight on Sunday in the town located in Nigeria’s northern state of Borno, according to Saeed Sambo, the head of the ...

  • UN peacekeepers killed in Mali after patrol hits IED

    May 10, 2020

    Three UN troops were killed and four more wounded when their convoy hit a roadside bomb early Sunday, officials said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn West African state. Chadian peacekeepers were on a routine patrol in Aguelhok commune in the north of the country, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, said in a statement. Three ...

  • Spanish police and FBI foil suspected radical Islamic terror plot to attack Barcelona

    May 8, 2020

    The FBI and the Spanish police arrested a “lone wolf” radical Islamist suspect on Friday who was believed to be planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Barcelona. The Moroccan man, who was not named, was detained in the Mediterranean city in a dawn raid by armed police after a surveillance operation. The Spanish Civil Guard, who ...

  • Pakistan: Six FC soldiers killed in IED blast near Pakistan-Iran border

    May 8, 2020

    Six security forces personnel, including one officer, were martyred when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) struck their reconnaissance vehicle near Pakistan-Iran border, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday. The military’s media wing said that the incident took place in Kech district’s Buleda area in Balochistan, which is ...

  • Nigeria: Goverment deploys explosive detectors in 15 airports

    May 8, 2020

    The Nigerian Federal Government has deployed hi-tech explosive screening equipment at 15 of the 22 airports in the country, the local PUNCH newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting the spokesperson for the aviation parastatal, Mr. Yakubu Dati. Revealing this Tuesday, Dati said the remaining seven airports will get theirs shortly, according to the paper. Dati said that between July ...

  • Estonia: EOD teams disarm 242 explosives this week

    May 8, 2020

    Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialists of the East Estonia division of the Rescue Board found and disarmed altogether 242 explosives this week. Rauno Raidloo, head of the Rescue Board’s EOD team for East Estonia, said that the explosives were found in the area between Sirgala, Auvere and Sinimäe. This is the location of World War II ...

  • Kunsan Air Base: 8th CES EOD Airmen maintain readiness

    May 8, 2020

    The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight conducted routine land mine detection training at Kunsan Air Base, April 28. EOD technicians perform explosive ordnance disposal operations by locating, identifying, disarming and disposing of a wide range of hazards to include chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials. This routine training helps EOD technicians refine tactics, ...

  • Khost Police Chief killed in a roadside bomb explosion

    May 8, 2020

    A roadside bomb explosion killed the police chief of South-eastern Khost province of Afghanistan, the security officials confirmed. Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for Ministry of Interior, confirmed that a roadside bomb went off in Nader Shah Kot district of Khost late on Thursday, killing General Ahmad Babazai, the Police Chief of Khost province. Arian further added that ...

  • Afghan Special Forces bust major network led by ISIS, Haqqani Network in Kabul

    May 6, 2020

    The Afghan Special Forces busted a major network of terrorists led by ISIS and Haqqani Network in Kabul, killing at least 5 terrorists during the raid. The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), in a statement said the Special Forces of the directorate conducted the raid in Shakar Dara district and 11th district of Kabul ...


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