ISIS mastermind who groomed vulnerable Australian teen to become a suicide bomber is jailed for his role

A ‘misunderstood’ Islamic State groomer who convinced an Australian teenager to become a suicide bomber will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Mirsad Kandic, 40, was sentenced to life in jail for charges relating to terrorism and his Read More …

Australia: CATJAT jammer designed to protect soldiers against IEDs

Imagine a squad of soldiers on foot patrol, somewhere hostile. As they pass by the wreck of an old car, or traverse a culvert under the road, or get spotted by a drone, there is a flash, a bang, and Read More …

Australia: ’80s bomb cleared from popular dive-site

An unexploded bomb that lay dormant at a popular Australian dive-site for more than 40 years has been discovered by a recreational diver – and removed in what proved to be a tricky operation for Royal Australian Navy clearance divers. Read More …

Australia: How a tiny radioactive capsule was found in Australia’s vast outback

On 25 January, when mining company Rio Tinto reported that one of their Caesium-137 radioactive capsules had gone missing, Western Australian authorities faced a seemingly impossible task. They had to locate a pea-sized capsule anywhere along a 1,400km (870 mile) Read More …

Australia contributes significantly to Cambodia’s demining

Australia is one of the longest-standing supporters of mine clearance action in Cambodia, contributing essentially to Cambodian government’s goal to reach mine-free status by 2025. The appreciation was voiced by Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Read More …

Australia: Police offer $1m reward for information on 1982 Israeli consulate and Hakoah Club bombings in Sydney

A $1m reward has been announced to help solve a 40-year mystery – the bombing of Sydney’s Israeli consulate and the Hakoah Club, which shook the Jewish community. The increased reward was announced on Monday, the first day of a Read More …

Cambodia: 11 nations attend NPMEC demining training course

The National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) has launched the ASEAN and Regional Mine Clearance and Minefield Technical Training for UN peacekeeping missions which saw the participation of 11 countries. General Sem Sovanny, Read More …

Two Nauru police officers graduate under RSIPF-EOD on IMAS level one in Honiara

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit has graduated two Nauru Police officers on International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) level one. The graduation happened today (11 November 2022) after four weeks of intensive training at Read More …

Bali bombings: mistakes the Bali terrorists made that helped save hundreds of people

As a country boy who played with fireworks growing up, Shane Hamming would become the key Australian explosives expert deployed to ground zero following the Bali bombings. Hamming spent the bulk of his 26-year police service at the Australian Bomb Read More …

ADF: Teaching dogs to detect and protect

With tails wagging and snouts at the ready, explosive detection dogs (EDDs) are more than just cute faces. These canines and their handlers provide Defence with a specialist capability employed to save lives. The 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment at Lavarack Read More …