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 …

Australia donates additional $1.5 million to de-mining efforts in Iraq

Australia recently donated an additional USD 1.5 million to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in contributions to demining efforts in Iraqi areas that were liberated from the Islamic State. Explosives the terrorist organization planted continue to be one Read More …

REDWING Delivers Life-Saving Capability to Afghanistan

The Australian Defence Force, in collaboration with Australian industry, has today sent the final delivery of life-saving SILVERSHIELD units to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces. SILVERSHIELD is the latest evolution in vehicle-mounted systems being developed under the REDWING Read More …

Minister’s Award for Protection Against IEDs

Dr Andrew Piotrowski has been awarded the 2018 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for developing life-saving equipment against improvised explosive devices (IED). Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne congratulated Dr Piotrowski, saying his innovative work saved the Read More …

Indra signs contract to supply a deployable forensic laboratory capability to Australia

  It will facilitate the rapid collection, analysis and documentation of evidence from any Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Over 90% of the contract will be executed by Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors Indra operates from offices in Sydney and Newcastle Read More …