ISIS attacks increase In Syria and Iraq due to ‘well-entrenched’ insurgency – Pentagon

Islamic State (ISIS) attacks in Iraq and Syria increased between April and July as they continue to operate a “low-level” but “well-entrenched” insurgency in rural areas, the Pentagon said in its latest quarterly report. “ISIS-claimed attacks increased compared to previous Read More …

Albanian EOD unit shows off U.S. donated equipment at Vlore Open Day

VLORE, Albania– The Albanian Armed Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit showed off U.S. donated equipment May 22, 2021, at a military sponsored open house in Vlore, Albania, held as part of DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities. During the event, U.S. Ambassador Read More …

Air Force Security Forces Center to improve U.S. government-wide working dog programs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center-led Government Working Dog Category Intelligence Team aims to improve the cost, process and procurement of government working dogs across 14 federal agencies. The team recently submitted the Working Read More …

EOD Mobile Unit and Croatian Navy Conduct Humanitarian Mine Action Training

SPLIT, Croatia – Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Eight, subordinate command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 68, facilitated Department of Defense (DoD) Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) EOD Level 2 training to the Croatian Navy’s underwater EOD team Read More …

U.S. Army cleanups support installation readiness

SAN ANTONIO — The Army’s Environmental Restoration Program, more commonly known as the Army Cleanup Program, addresses a variety of hazardous contaminants and military munitions on Army installations across the globe to bolster readiness. The initiative stemmed from the Defense Read More …

Pentagon updates electronic warfare handbook with new cross-branch approach

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has updated its handbook on electronic warfare, changing it to a more all-encompassing, cross-branch approach for planning, executing and assessing operations on the electromagnetic spectrum. The document, which is dated May 2020 but was not Read More …

Russia, Wagner Group Continue Military Involvement in Libya

U.S. Africa Command has mounting evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to position military equipment in Libya capable of conducting kinetic operations there. Overhead imagery shows Wagner forces and equipment on the front lines of the Libyan conflict Read More …

Purdue quantum research receives Department of Defense funding

Research into quantum techniques to more quickly detect explosives and exotic types of quantum camouflage have received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2020 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The four faculty members who have been awarded projects Read More …

Military eyes unmanned vehicles that can operate in the arctic for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)

The military is training for the possibility of an end to that cold peace. Part of that training means making sure bomb squad unmanned vehicles can still disable explosive threats at freezing temperatures. As part of the Arctic Edge 20 exercise in Read More …