Ireland: Guns and bombs smuggled into Dublin Airport

Bombs and guns have been smuggled into Dublin Airport, a damning report by the European Aviation Safety Agency has found. In total, seven prohibited items passed through security scanners at the airport – including guns and explosive devices. Senator Tom Read More …

How TSA bomb-sniffing dogs are trained

The Transportation Security Administration – or TSA – employs more than 1,000 explosives detection canine teams at any given time. But before they’re deployed to one of the many mass-transit sites across the United States, they must graduate from the Read More …

Birmingham terrorist Rashif Rauf named as mastermind of transatlantic plane liquid bomb plot

A Birmingham terrorist has been named as the mastermind behind a foiled plot to blow up planes heading from the UK to the USA. Rashid Rauf, originally from Alum Rock, was thought to have been killed in an American drone Read More …

DHS S&T Posts 17 R&D Needs in Annual Long Range Broad Agency Announcement

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) posted the annual release of the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA), an open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address Read More …

IATA’s AVSEC director, Matthew Vaughan, considers how the security landscape continues to shift two decades on from the tragic events of 9/11

How has aviation security changed since 9/11? A great deal has changed – namely the focus on protecting the cockpit and carrying out passenger screening. Valuable improvements in technology for security screening and the sharing of advanced passenger information have Read More …

TSA Adding Almost $200 Million Worth of New X-Ray Security Machines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a new $198 million order to procure mid-sized Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray systems for airport checkpoints across the United States. TSA officials revealed on Thursday that it awarded Computed Tomography the massive order of Read More …

TSA, SEA Airport officials salute role working canines play in transportation security operations

SEATTLE – To coincide with National Work Like a Dog Day, officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Thursday highlighted the role working canines play in transportation security operations. The TSA and Port of Read More …

Iraq: Explosive-laden drone hit Erbil airport, aimed at U.S. base

A drone attacked Erbil airport in northern Iraq with explosives on Tuesday, aimed at the U.S. base on the airport grounds, Kurdish security sources said. Sirens were blaring from the U.S. consulate in the city, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Read More …

Afghanistan: NDS forces thwart “terrorist attack” plan on Herat-Kabul flight

The Afghan National Directorate for Security (NDS) has thwarted a “terrorist attack” on a Herat-Kabul flight, the NDS said in a statement on Friday. According to the statement, the NDS personnel have arrested a man at the Herat’s Khwaja Abdullah Read More …

Arab alliance destroys Al Houthi UAVs, missiles targeting Saudi Arabia

The Arab Saudi-led alliance said it intercepted and destroyed early Thursday eight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and three ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s All Houthis towards Saudi Arabia amid an upsurge of the Iran-aligned rebels’ attacks. On Monday, the alliance Read More …