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  • Afghan army defuses 21 improvised bombs in Kandahar province

    October 3, 2020

    The Afghan National Army (ANA) defused 21 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in restive southern Kandahar province on Friday, the country’s Ministry of Defense said Saturday. “The engineering teams of ANA discovered and defused 21 IEDs in Kandahar. The move by army has helped rescue tens of lives and prevent the destruction of hundreds of kilometers of ...

  • DASA UK Competition: Open Call for Innovation

    October 1, 2020

    What is the Open Call? The Open Call is one of the funding competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address challenges faced by government stakeholders. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time, without waiting for a relevant Themed Competition. What are we looking for? The Open ...

  • US commits to help rid leftover cluster bombs in Cambodia

    October 1, 2020

    The United States has renewed its commitment to help rid Cambodia of cluster munitions dropped by their forces during the Vietnam War. Speaking during his visit to Ratanakiri province yesterday, which was also attended by the Mines Advisory Group and Norwegian People’s Aid, US Ambassador Patrick Murphy expressed his strong will to help Cambodia rid itself ...

  • Afghanistan: Helmand Blast Kills 9, Including 2 Women: Official

    October 1, 2020

    A suicide attacker in a vehicle detonated explosives in Helmand province on Wednesday at a police checkpoint, killing nine people–including five security force members and four civilians–and wounding four others, including a child, local officials said. Omar Zowak, the provincial governor’s spokesperson, said the incident happened yesterday evening when a security checkpoint was targeted by a ...

  • Kansas: IED exploded in car in central Topeka apartment parking lot, authorities say

    September 30, 2020

    A preliminary investigation shows an IED was intentionally placed in a car’s passenger compartment Monday night, according to the Topeka Fire Department. TPD was dispatched to the 4100 block of Southwest 6th St. to investigate a suspicious item found in a vehicle at the Chalet Apartments. The TPD Bomb Unit was brought in out of caution. ...

  • UK security sources warn New IRA ‘still dangerous’ after MI5 operation

    September 30, 2020

    Security sources in the UK have warned that the dissident republican grouping known as the New IRA is ‘still dangerous’ despite the efforts of a targeted MI5 operation. In August, eight men and two women were arrested as part of Operation Arabica, a joint initiative including the PSNI, An Garda Siochana and MI5 that targets the ...

  • TSA checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport gets new state-of-the-art 3-D checkpoint scanner to improve explosives detection

    September 30, 2020

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport. The new technology provides critical explosives detection capabilities at the checkpoint and improves the capability for TSA officers to determine ...

  • A closer look at Congo’s Islamist rebels

    September 30, 2020

    Since the start of 2019, more than 1,000 civilians have been killed in and around eastern Congo’s Beni region. These atrocities — which U.N. monitors have said may be war crimes — are the latest in periodic waves of massacres in the area since late 2014. This violence followed the start of a large-scale Congolese army ...

  • EXU-1 Officer Receives Prestigious Leadership Award

    September 30, 2020

    INDIAN HEAD, MD – Lt. Thomas Cowhey, a Platoon Leader with Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One (EXU-1) located at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland, received the Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman Leadership Award on Sept. 29. Kauffman organized the first U.S. Navy Demolition Teams in 1943 and is widely regarded as one of the forefathers ...

  • Afghanistan: 1 Child Killed, 2 Injured In Ghor Blast While Playing

    September 30, 2020

    A child was killed and two others were injured in a roadside bomb blast in Dolina district of Ghor Province. Mohammad Tahir Afzali, the district governor of Dolina district in Ghor province, said the incident took place when children were playing on the side of the road when a Taliban mine exploded. He added that one child ...

  • Afghanistan: IED Blast Claims 14 Civilians, Including Children in Daikundi

    September 29, 2020

    At least 14 Civilians, including women and children, were killed when the bus carrying them hit a roadside bomb in the Kijran district of Daikundi province. The bus carrying the civilians was targeted in Dasht-e-Sulaiman village, the Ministry of Interior told the press. Reports indicate that among the dead are 7 women, 5 children, and two men. The ...

  • UK: Eastleigh boy, 14, ‘researched bombs and made jihad video’

    September 29, 2020

    A 14-year-old boy researched making shrapnel bombs and filmed a video in which he vowed to carry out “jihad”, a court has heard. The boy, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, developed “extremist and radical” views after experiencing a troubled home life, Leicester Crown Court was told. The teenager, now 15, is accused of preparing to carry out a terrorist ...

  • Dublin residents evacuated from households as suspicious device discovered

    September 29, 2020

    Residents of a Dublin area have been forced to temporarily evacuate their homes following the discovery of a suspicious device in the area. The device was discovered in the garden of a home in the Cushlawn area of Tallaght before Gardai were alerted. Gardai arrived at the scene with the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) just after ...

  • Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bomb on donkey’ used to ambush Borno governor

    September 29, 2020

    Militants linked to the Islamic State group (IS) have used a donkey strapped with explosives to ambush the convoy of the governor of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state. Governor Babagana Zulum was returning to the state capital, Maiduguri, from Baga town when they were ambushed. Sunday’s attack came two days after he had survived another attack while travelling ...

  • Navy EOD shows SECDEF Current and Near-Future Expeditionary Capabilities of Unmanned Systems Triad

    September 28, 2020

    SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper visited components of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1 at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., Sept. 17, to learn how Navy EOD is building a more lethal, agile and resilient force by augmenting human expertise and decision-making with autonomous unmanned systems (UMS) capabilities for ...

  • Northern Ireland: Derry pipe bomb ‘crude device’ and may have partially exploded, police say

    September 28, 2020

    Detectives are appealing for information after a pipe bomb “partially exploded” in a residential area of Derry on Monday. The PSNI said that the ‘crude device’ was located in the McGarvey Court area on September 28. A number of residents had to be evacuated from their properties as ATO were tasked to the scene. Sergeant Richard Donnell said: ...

  • DIY bomb video watched by Manchester Arena terrorists still online

    September 28, 2020

    The 13 minute clip was available on one site for two years where it was viewed more than 17,700 times after it was removed, but re-uploaded again a number of times. Read more… Source: The Telegraph Related news: YouTube bomb-making video watched by Manchester killer Salman Abedi before arena blast is still online

  • aunav presents the aunav.NEO; the only explosive disposal robot in the world with variable geometry

    September 28, 2020

    Press Release The new aunav.NEO can adjust its width during a mission to suit any environment at any time. It is a lightweight, demountable and portable robot which incorporates state-of-the-art technology. The aunav.NEO is developed and manufactured at the aunav facilities in Binéfar (Huesca), Spain. Madrid – 22 September 2020 – aunav, the benchmark in the development of robotic ...


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