Inside foiled terror plot: Up to 18 suicide bombers hoped to detonate bottle bombs on seven planes at 30,000ft

A former CIA officer claims Scotland Yard wanted to allow jihadists plotting Britain’s worst-ever terror attack to board jumbo jets with their bombs. Met chiefs “wanted to play to the very edge” as they built a case against fanatics who Read More …

Delhi man arrested at Coimbatore airport for carrying suspected explosive substance

Police said the 31-year-old was carrying packets of a powder that seemed to be in the explosive category of substances; the man claimed it was a type of ore imported from Cambodia The Peelamedu police on Sunday arrested a 31-year-old Read More …

Texas: TSA Explosive Detection Canines are trained in San Antonio

Some of the most important security missions across mass transportation systems are in the hands or paws of canines. Currently throughout the nation, there are more than 1,000 canine teams part of the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Read More …

Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi drone targeting Abha airport, four injured

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted a booby-trapped drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthis in attempt to carry out an attack on Abha International Airport. “Shrapnel have scattered and fell in the vicinity of Abha’s internal airport as a result 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 …

Afghanistan: Rockets fired towards Afghanistan’s Kabul airport

Several rockets have been fired at Kabul’s international airport, a day before the deadline for the US troops to pull out of Afghanistan ends. The White House, which confirmed the attack, said that evacuation operations at the airport were not 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 …