In Sahel, French troops hunt hidden menace of jihadist landmines

The unit commander’s order crackles over the radio and the column of French armoured vehicles en route between Burkina Faso and Mali comes to a sudden halt. In the Sahel scrub some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Deou, in northern Read More …

Security forces in Kashmir on high alert as militants plant locally made IEDs on roads to attempt Pulwama-like attack

Security forces in Kashmir have been put on high alert as militants have been planting locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on roads in an attempt to repeat a Pulwama-like attack. The IEDs are being planted on roads frequently used Read More …

India: To counter IED threats, Army to use artificial intelligence e-tool

As the threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the country continues unabated, the Army is developing an artificial intelligence based e-tool for analysing past incidents and developing customised decision support models. Called IED Database Management and Analytical Platform (IDMAP), Read More …

3D-printed training ‘bombs’ drastically cut costs for US Air Force in England

A 3D printer has slashed the time and cost required to get explosive training devices to the experts at RAF Lakenheath who need them as they prepare for deployments. Staff Sgt. William Riddle has been using a 3D printer to Read More …

Nigerian DRDB and Indian DRDO sign MoU to produce IED detectors

The Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India, to produce the Ramon Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials detector with standoff at distance. With the agreement, the Read More …

UK To Extend Training Mission In Ukraine

More than 17,500 members of the Ukranian armed forces have been trained by British personnel since 2015. The UK’s training mission to Ukraine will be extended by three years, the Defence Secretary has announced. Operation Orbital was established in 2015 following Read More …

YPG/PKK plants explosives in glass bottles in Northern Syria

Large number of explosives, mines defused during sweep and clear activities in Ras al-Ayn YPG/PKK terrorists have planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in glass bottles in areas they fled in northern Syria, said Turkish forces, who continue sweep and clear Read More …