UK: Unexploded bomb in Plymouth safely removed during complex disposal operation and major evacuation

A 500kg bomb discovered in the back garden of a residential property in Plymouth, which prompted one of the largest evacuation operations since the end of the Second World War, has been safely removed by bomb disposal experts from the Read More …

Egyptian, British military engineers conduct counter-IED training

Egyptian and British military engineers engaged in collaborative training at the headquarters of Egypt’s Military Engineers Institute focused on effectively countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The training encompassed a series of theoretical and practical activities, introducing advanced methods using the Read More …

UK: Army dogs should be better protected, says former handler

Dogs who have served in the military should have equal status to human veterans and receive better aftercare, a former Army handler has said. Canines can be the first to be sent into the most dangerous situations. And dog charity Read More …

Britain gets new elite counter terror troops to support police and MI5

Military chiefs have formed a new domestic counter-terror unit to offset pressure on Britain’s Special Forces. Razor Squadron is the first new special operations team to be established since the creation of the Special Forces Support Group at the start Read More …

Christmas Day is another day in the ‘office’ for Military Working Dog Handlers

Christmas day means relaxation and celebrations for many, but not all. 25 December will be a normal working day for soldiers at 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, North Luffenham. Starting at 6.30am, long before most people are thinking about opening Read More …

UK: Troops and police train together to hunt down terrorists

80 Soldiers from the 5th Battalion The RIFLES joined forces with four police organisations: Thames Valley Police, Hampshire Constabulary, Ministry of Defence Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to hunt down three fugitive terrorists in the village of Longmoor; in Read More …

British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up

The defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has announced a radical reorganisation of the British army, with an additional £8.6bn to be spent on equipment and a new ranger regiment created to help counter extremist organisations and hostile state threats. The Future Read More …

Cyprus: British Bases personnel and RoC bomb disposal experts conduct joint training

British Bases personnel, units from the UK and Cyprus recently undertook a three-day joint bomb disposal training in Akrotiri to “share best practices and foster working relationships for future collaboration”, a source from the British Bases said on Monday. Exercise Read More …

British Army outlines battlefield of tomorrow

Designed to equip soldiers with a fighting and competitive edge in modern warfare, the integration of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) will exploit ‘human-machine-teams’ through a combination of autonomous, robotic and artificial intelligence technologies. Examples of how the Army may Read More …