Australia: Clearance divers put to the test

The robot’s video feed showed an innocuous-looking cardboard box, but from intelligence gathered, Chief Petty Officer Thomas Buchanan knew it was time to put on a bomb suit. Earlier that day, the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group headquarters Read More …

Australia: Nations combine on mine warfare activity

The Royal Australian Navy has laid sea mines for the first time in nearly 50 years during Exercise Dugong. The mine warfare and clearance diving activity, from March 4-22, was designed to test a combined force from Australia, New Zealand Read More …

Australia deploys smart sea mines against Chinese naval threat

In response to the escalating tension with China, Australia has enhanced its naval capabilities, receiving its first batch of advanced sea mines. This news was delivered by Air Vice Marshal Leon Phillips, the head of the Guided Weapons and Explosive Read More …

Queensland: Police evacuate 5km exclusion zone after explosive chemical spill

There’s no timeline for when residents will be allowed to return home after the rollover of a truck carrying explosive chemicals in Queensland. The Bruce Highway has been blocked in both directions at Bloomsbury, north of Mackay in Queensland, after Read More …

U.S. Central Command: U.S. Forces, Allies Conduct Joint Strikes

TAMPA, Fla. – On Jan. 12 at 2:30 a.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command forces, in coordination with the United Kingdom, and support from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Bahrain conducted joint strikes on Houthi targets to degrade their capability Read More …

Australia: Homemade bomb planted on car at Sydney home flying Palestinian flag

Bomb squad officers have been called to a south Sydney home after an improvised explosive device was planted on the car of its pro-Palestinian residents. The homemade device that appeared to be made of a jerry can with rags stuffed Read More …

Australia: AFP at the cutting edge of law enforcement capability

The AFP is creating pilot projects and new technology to stay a step ahead of criminals to protect Australians and Australia’s interests. The AFP’s Commissioner Innovation Fund established in 2019 has supported more than 70 projects to deliver new and Read More …

Australia’s Defence Force leads multinational team to support Nauru

As part of Operation Render Safe, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) led a multinational team to safely dispose of dangerous explosive remnants of war on the Pacific island of Nauru. A team of explosive ordnance disposal experts was deployed to Read More …