Dogs in bomb-detecting harnesses help NYPD patrol the city

The New York City Police Department recently deployed new technology for the canine unit to help prevent terrorist attacks — and keep the Big Apple’s subway system safe. The technology is called TREDD, which stands for “Transit Enhanced Detection Dog.” Read More …

Philippine Army’s IED detection, clearing capabilities get boost

The Philippine Army (PA)’s capability to detect and clear mines or improvised explosive device (IED) got a much-needed boost after it received two vehicle-mounted mine detectors (VMMD) early this month. In a statement Wednesday, Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said Read More …

TSA Checkpoints Begin Using 3D Checkpoint Scanners to Improve Explosives Detection

On April 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has installed computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners that provide 3D imaging at TSA checkpoints at Frederick Douglass Grater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Rochester, New York. Six CT X-ray units 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 …

Magawa, ‘hero rat’ who sniffed out 71 land mines, dies in retirement

Cambodia’s landmine-sniffing rat Magawa, who found more than 100 landmines and explosives during a five-year career, has died at the age of 8, leaving a lasting legacy of saved lives in the Southeast Asian nation. Magawa, who died over the Read More …

DASA UK competition: Catch the ChemBio SCENT! Screening, Collecting and Exploiting Novel Technologies

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can address challenges associated with screening for, the preservation of sample / evidence, and the attribution of hazardous chemical and biological (ChemBio) materials. New technology options or technical approaches Read More …

Catch the ChemBio SCENT! Help the MOD and DOD screen and analyse hazardous ChemBio materials with novel technologies

Up to £1 million available to help the MOD and DOD screen, collect and exploit hazardous ChemBio materials using novel technologies Detecting the production and use of hazardous chemical and biological (ChemBio) materials is an enduring challenge in the defence Read More …

National Guard Engineers train on Husky Mine Detection Vehicle

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — For most, crawling along in a training lane at less than 2 mph sounds grueling. For the men and women from Bravo Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, it’s a sense of normal after a very Read More …