U.S. Army Explosives Forensics Stakeholders Meet to Collaborate on Future Defense Capabilities

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) recently hosted the first Stakeholder Engagement Day for the Army Explosives Forensics program. This program aims to develop and augment sensor technologies for Read More …

Advancing Radiation Detection Instruments for Nuclear Security

Innovative ideas on how artificial intelligence, machine learning, uncrewed aerial systems and other technologies can be used to enhance existing radiation detection capabilities for nuclear security are being explored by many countries around the world. During an IAEA technical meeting Read More …

European Defence Agency monitored project links ground and aerial systems to detect explosives

The European Defence Agency has overseen the final demonstration of coordination between aerial and ground unmanned systems in the detection of explosives. During the demonstration, one aerial unmanned system and two ground unmanned systems, each equipped with different sensors, undertook Read More …

Bees that are trained to detect bombs

In the quest for innovative and eco-friendly bomb detection methods, researchers have turned to an unexpected ally: bees. The process begins with the careful collection of bees using specialized vacuums, ensuring their safe capture and subsequent well-being. In the controlled Read More …

Enhanced detonators detection in X-ray baggage inspection by image manipulation and deep convolutional neural networks

The detection of dangerous objects in X-ray images of baggage has become important, particularly due to rising crime rates. The performance of screening devices is strongly influenced by the target visibility, image display technology, and the security officers’ knowledge. However, Read More …

Ukrainian troops use thermal cameras for demining

Ukrainian troops are using experimental thermal imaging equipment to detect Russian mines, CNN reported on Aug.15. In the village of Robotyne, located in the southeastern part of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, According to the report, the new drone technique works best during Read More …

Garrett Metal Detectors Announces New 3-Year Warranty

Garland, Texas, July 10, 2023 – Texas-based Garrett Metal Detectors today announced that its standard manufacturer’s warranty on metal detecting products has been extended to three-years (36 months), effectively immediately. The company further detailed that the three-year warranty covers ground-search, Read More …

Rapid and selective screening of organic peroxide explosives using acid-hydrolysis induced chemiluminescence

Organic peroxide explosives (OPEs) are unstable, non-military, contemporary security threats often found in improvised explosive devices. Chemiluminescence (CL) can be used to detect OPEs, via radical formation consisting of peroxide moieties (-O-O-) under acidic conditions. However, selectivity for specific OPEs Read More …

India: State university develops IED detectors

Chhattisgarh’s Ravishankar Shukla University has developed sensor system by isolating bacteria that react against DNT — used to produce explosives. This technique will be helpful to detect landmines buried under the ground. These sensors can be dropped in suspected areas Read More …

London City Airport scraps 100ml liquid rule after introducing CT scanners

Passengers travelling through London City Airport will no longer have to limit their liquids to 100ml in their hand luggage as high-tech CT scanners have been introduced at security. The move, which will be implemented today, comes after the government Read More …