Lebanon’s townspeople hope for mine-free orchards after two decades of fear

From the balcony of a mosque in Lebanon’s southern town of Abbasiya, a group of townspeople have been anxiously monitoring their orchards for two decades, as the land was planted with mines by the Israeli army before its withdrawal in Read More …

Multinational Ardent Defender counter explosive threat exercise concludes in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from 11 different nations improved their life-saving and mission-enabling skills during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. The exercise brought together military and law enforcement Read More …

8th ESB hosts East Coast EOD Team of the Year Competition

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from across the Department of Defense competed in the third-annual East Coast Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the Year Competition hosted by 8th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) on Read More …

MCSC Begins Fielding Amphibious Robot System For Littoral Missions

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -= In September, Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding an amphibious, unmanned robot system to support littoral operations globally. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Remotely Operated Vehicle is a next-generation, box-shaped robot that enables Marines to Read More …

AFICC acquisitions bolster EOD readiness for FY21, beyond

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is acquiring new base support robots for Explosive Ordnance Disposal flights Department of the Air Force-wide. The new T7 Robotic system replaces the 20-year-old Andros Read More …

Citizen-Soldiers of 202nd Ordnance Company embark on overseas deployment

Families and friends of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 202nd Ordnance Company gathered at Burke County High School in Waynesboro, Georgia for a farewell ceremony heralding the unit’s upcoming overseas deployment. The Citizen Soldiers of the 202nd will join more Read More …

Cambodia: Massive Mark 82 bomb retrieved by CMAC in Kampong Chhnang province

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) dispatched a group of professionals to retrieve a relic of the war that ravaged the country – a UXO. The CMAC professionals retrieved the bomb at the foot of Phnom Thom in Prey Kry Read More …

AU, Somali forces sharpen skills to curb threats posed by explosive devices

The African Union Mission and Somali National Army (SNA) military officers wrapped up a five-day training course aimed at enhancing joint capabilities in mitigating the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Gerbi Kebede Regassa, AMISOM deputy force commander in Read More …