Australia: Homemade explosive found near Rokeby-to-Neerim rail trail in Victoria’s Gippsland

A family on an evening walk has found an apparent homemade explosive device near a popular walking track in south eastern Victoria. Police are investigating after the “suspicious device” was found near the Rokeby-to-Neerim rail trail near Lavinia Street about Read More …

South Australia: Man pleads guilty to possessing ‘significant’ explosive device containing nails, gravel and rocks

The South Australian bomb squad described a firecracker containing almost 150 nails and rocks as an “improvised hand grenade” which was found in the possession of a man in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, a court has heard. The court was told Read More …

Australia: Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation in Tapitallee

A NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation is being conducted at Tapitallee, west of North Nowra. Around 7am at least half a dozen unmarked vehicles assembled in a Tapitallee street. The South Coast Register understands teams from the Australian Federal Read More …

US approves counter-IED tech sale to Australia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of up to eight hundred fifty (850) Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Block 1 (JCREW I1B1) Systems and related equipment. Read More …

U.S., Allied Forces Launch EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

In a first-of-its-kind event, expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States arrived in Guam August 14 to conduct Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training in exercise HYDRACRAB. HYDRACRAB brings together more than 100 Sailors from four Indo-Pacific Read More …

Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through Read More …