Ireland: Guns and bombs smuggled into Dublin Airport

Bombs and guns have been smuggled into Dublin Airport, a damning report by the European Aviation Safety Agency has found. In total, seven prohibited items passed through security scanners at the airport – including guns and explosive devices. Senator Tom Read More …

TSA Checkpoints Begin Using 3D Checkpoint Scanners to Improve Explosives Detection

On April 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has installed computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners that provide 3D imaging at TSA checkpoints at Frederick Douglass Grater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Rochester, New York. Six CT X-ray units Read More …

DHS S&T Posts 17 R&D Needs in Annual Long Range Broad Agency Announcement

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) posted the annual release of the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA), an open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address Read More …

South Africa: Man arrested with hand grenade at airport in Bloemfontein

Police arrested a man who was found in possession of a drill hand grenade at the Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein, causing the airport to be evacuated on Monday. “The suspect arrived at the airport and reported at check-in-counter, Read More …

Delhi man arrested at Coimbatore airport for carrying suspected explosive substance

Police said the 31-year-old was carrying packets of a powder that seemed to be in the explosive category of substances; the man claimed it was a type of ore imported from Cambodia The Peelamedu police on Sunday arrested a 31-year-old Read More …

Texas: TSA Explosive Detection Canines are trained in San Antonio

Some of the most important security missions across mass transportation systems are in the hands or paws of canines. Currently throughout the nation, there are more than 1,000 canine teams part of the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Read More …

Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi drone targeting Abha airport, four injured

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted a booby-trapped drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthis in attempt to carry out an attack on Abha International Airport. “Shrapnel have scattered and fell in the vicinity of Abha’s internal airport as a result Read More …

IATA’s AVSEC director, Matthew Vaughan, considers how the security landscape continues to shift two decades on from the tragic events of 9/11

How has aviation security changed since 9/11? A great deal has changed – namely the focus on protecting the cockpit and carrying out passenger screening. Valuable improvements in technology for security screening and the sharing of advanced passenger information have Read More …

Afghanistan: Rockets fired towards Afghanistan’s Kabul airport

Several rockets have been fired at Kabul’s international airport, a day before the deadline for the US troops to pull out of Afghanistan ends. The White House, which confirmed the attack, said that evacuation operations at the airport were not Read More …

TSA, SEA Airport officials salute role working canines play in transportation security operations

SEATTLE – To coincide with National Work Like a Dog Day, officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Thursday highlighted the role working canines play in transportation security operations. The TSA and Port of Read More …