In-situ comparison of high-order detonations and low-order deflagration methodologies for underwater UXO disposal

The unexploded ordnance (UXO) on the seabed off Northwest Europe poses a hazard to offshore developments such as windfarms. The traditional removal method is through high-order detonation of a donor explosive charge placed adjacent to the UXO, which poses a Read More …

NIJ: Advances in Detecting and Identifying Explosives After an Attack

The investigation following an explosion or bombing plays a vital role in uncovering the truth about the incident. Criminal justice practitioners often need to build cases and attribute involvement in a crime by locating and using trace amounts of evidence Read More …

NATO supports Ukrainian development of remote mine detection systems

The NATO program “Science for Peace and Security” will support the MinesEye project to create effective systems for remote detection of mines and unexploded ordnance. Ukrainian developers from the charitable foundation “Progress Foundation” initiated the idea and basic development of Read More …

Rhode Island: National security, bombings among topics of URI’s Spring Forensic Seminar Partnership Series

The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Partnership lecture series is back for the spring semester. All lectures are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. For 25 years, the Read More …

India: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launches National IED Data Management system

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel today performed ground breaking and dedicated Rs. 481.32 crore worth development works at Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU). He launched four new projects at RRU. The Chief Minister dedicated Atal Incubation Centre at RRU for innovation Read More …

Forensic analytical aspects of homemade explosives containing grocery powders and hydrogen peroxide

Homemade explosives become a significant challenge for forensic scientists and investigators. In addition to well-known materials such as acetone peroxide trimer, black powder, or lead azides, perpetrators often produce more exotic and less recognized Homemade Explosives (HMEs). Mixtures of hydrogen Read More …

U.S. Army EOD techs leverage expertise at Johns Hopkins University cluster munitions forum

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians participated in a forum conducted by one of the nation’s premier engineering schools to learn better ways to confront and defeat cluster munitions during large-scale combat operations. Army EOD technicians attended the Read More …

U.S. Army Explosives Forensics Stakeholders Meet to Collaborate on Future Defense Capabilities

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) recently hosted the first Stakeholder Engagement Day for the Army Explosives Forensics program. This program aims to develop and augment sensor technologies for Read More …

Enhanced detonators detection in X-ray baggage inspection by image manipulation and deep convolutional neural networks

The detection of dangerous objects in X-ray images of baggage has become important, particularly due to rising crime rates. The performance of screening devices is strongly influenced by the target visibility, image display technology, and the security officers’ knowledge. However, Read More …

Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company supports new bomb suit helmet program

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are helping the Army improve state-of-the-art combat helmets to better protect them on high-stakes missions. EOD technicians from the 55th Ordnance Company (EOD) are working with Program Executive Office Soldier Read More …