Team from Air Force Research Lab finds a way to use packaged snow as explosion protection

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Sometimes nature offers more than just beauty, and in this case, it provided a natural solution for a protective barrier for individuals conducting live ordnance training in the Alaska cold. A team from Read More …

How bees and drones team up to find landmines

Among the virtues of bees you may not be aware of is their knack for detecting bombs. Thanks to the fact that they can pick up the scent of explosives with their antennae, researchers in countries such as Croatia have Read More …

NATO implements Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum in Ukraine

NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) eAcademy recently offered students of the National Defence University of Ukraine a pioneering two-week programme focused on international security. The online course was shaped by NATO’s Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC), which provides an overview Read More …

DARPA Seeks Compact, Deployable Electron Accelerator

Linear accelerators, LINACs for short, are devices that accelerate electrons or other sub-atomic particles along a straight line to generate a beam of high energy. LINACs have a variety of commercial uses such as generating X-rays for cargo inspection, medical Read More …

Researchers advance detection method for explosives

ADELPHI, Md. — Route reconnaissance in support of convoy operations remains a critical function to keep Soldiers safe from roadside explosive hazards, such as improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance and landmines. These hazards continue to threaten operations abroad and continually Read More …

UK: New blast laboratory to help protect against terrorist attacks

A new world class laboratory that is set to develop an unprecedented insight into the behaviour of explosives – data which could help to improve the UK’s ability to protect against terrorist attacks – is being launched by engineers at Read More …

Technology Catching Up with Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up. Chemical detection of explosives is a cornerstone of aviation security. Typically called “trace Read More …