A New Age of Bioterror: Anticipating Exploitation of Tunable Viral Agents

Abstract: Advances in technology, particularly biotechnology, over the past decade have dramatically changed the world. Scientists are employing gene editing tools to cure genetic diseases, reduce the effects of climate change, and generate sustainable food sources. These same tools, however, Read More …

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers train with FBI SWAT team snipers

FORT SILL, Oklahoma – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers trained for long-range explosive clearance missions with snipers from an FBI SWAT team. FBI snipers from the FBI Office in Stillwater, Oklahoma, helped Soldiers from the 761st Ordnance Company (EOD) Read More …

U.S. Army civilian recognized for keeping 20th CBRNE Command units mission ready

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland – A U.S. Army civilian was recognized for helping to keep the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier all hazards formation mission ready. William C. Hart was named the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command’s Read More …

EOD leaders discuss lessons from combat training

FORT RILEY, Kansas – Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal leaders came together to discuss lessons learned during recent Combat Training Center rotations, to prepare for large scale combat operations against near peer adversaries. Hosted by the Fort Riley, Kansas-based 79th Ordnance Read More …

US To Donate Nuclear Smuggling Detection Equipment To Nigeria Police

The United States has revealed plans to donate mobile nuclear detection system vans and equipment valued at over $2 million (N831 million) to the Nigeria Police Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Command. This was made known in a statement issued by Read More …

India: IISc-Bangalore develops paper sensor to detect hydrogen peroxide

Researchers from the Department of Organic Chemistry at the IISc have developed a paper-based sensor for detecting tiny volumes of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used widely in household and healthcare products like hand sanitiser as a disinfectant, in rocket fuel Read More …

Since 2011 German authorities have thwarted 13 terrorist attacks, including 6 cases where the information alerts were received from abroad

Without information from foreign partners, a number of planned terrorist attacks in Germany in recent years might not have been prevented. According to the Federal Government, a total of 13 attacks have been thwarted by the security authorities in Germany Read More …

From Qatar to the streets of Dublin: Irish bomb disposal teams develop terror attack response

Irish bomb disposal technicians are at the forefront of developing the response to potential large-scale terror attacks on Irish soil. A team in the Curragh, along with other elements of the Irish Defence Forces, have developed a Defence Forces-wide response Read More …

18th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company returns home from deployment to Iraq

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina – The 18th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) returned home to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Nov. 30, after serving as the sole EOD company in Iraq for six months. The company deployed to Iraq with nine Read More …

Explosive Ordnance Disposal leaders map way ahead for large scale combat operations

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky – After defeating hundreds of thousands of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades, U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal leaders are mapping the way ahead for EOD missions in large scale combat Read More …