Queensland: Engineers render ‘booby-trapped city’ safe

Under the quiet jungle canopy of the Canungra field training area in Tamborine Mountain, south-east Queensland, three teams of six explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians worked methodically to detect, identify and render safe improvised explosive devices (IEDs). As metal detectors Read More …

Solomon Islands: ADF helps clear explosive legacy of WW2 battle

Almost 80 years after the WW2 Battle of Guadalcanal, the legacy of the six-month conflict continues to claim casualties in Solomon Islands. Explosive remnants of the battle lie centimetres below the surface of the soft soil and sand throughout the Read More …

Queensland: Man suffers shrapnel injuries as ‘homemade bomb’ explodes in yard

A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after an improvised bomb exploded in the front yard of a Queensland home. The explosion happened about 5.30pm on Thursday at Jacaranda Avenue in Kingston, south of Brisbane, when the Read More …

Australia: Former soldier wearing an explosive vest killed after it detonated in Melbourne’s south-east

A father has died after a homemade explosive device detonated inside his car as he was driving along Young Road in the southeast Melbourne suburb of Hallam. It’s understood the man was wearing an explosive vest that was triggered when Read More …

Western Australia: Queens Park man to face court accused of detonating makeshift explosive in Leederville

Police have charged a 29-year-old man they say detonated a homemade bomb near two busy Leederville restaurants just hours before he allegedly sparked another scare with a second crude explosive device. The man, who was refused police bail, is due Read More …

Queensland Police first in Australia to award national bomb technician diploma

Four Queensland Police Service (QPS) members are the first police officers in Australia to be awarded the national Diploma of Police Bomb Technical Response, after they graduated from a six-week course run by the Explosive Ordnance Response Team on Friday, Read More …

Australia grants additional AUD1 million for landmine clearance in Sri Lanka

The Australian High Commission has granted an additional AUD1 million or LKR135 million for landmine clearance in Sri Lanka. The funds have been provided as continued support for landmine clearance charity, the Mine Advisory Group (MAG), until December 2022. Australia Read More …

Australia: Police seize cache of guns, bombs from property on Sydney’s outskirts

Police say a doomsday prepper who allegedly amassed dozens of guns and 250 kilograms of explosive material at his home on Sydney’s outskirts put the community at risk of a “catastrophic event”. Simon Mitchell Clay, 42, was arrested during a Read More …

Multinational Ardent Defender counter explosive threat exercise concludes in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from 11 different nations improved their life-saving and mission-enabling skills during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. The exercise brought together military and law enforcement Read More …