Butterfly landmines mapped by drones and machine learning

IEDs and so-called butterfly landmines could be detected over wide areas using drones and advanced machine learning, according to research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. The team had previously developed a method that allowed for the accurate Read More …

UK: Upperton Road in Leicester closed as explosive device is pulled from Grand Union Canal

Officers from Leicestershire Police closed a road in Leicester last night after a suspected explosive device was pulled from the river. Officers closed a section of Upperton Road and Western Boulevard around Swan Bridge at around 6.35pm yesterday. A suspected explosive device had Read More …

Japan contributes US$ 209K to UNMAS for mine action project in South Sudan

Since 2011, Japan has contributed over the US $17 million to humanitarian mine action in South Sudan, preventing physical harm to civilians, improving access to basic services, and helping people rebuild their lives in the wake of conflict. The Government Read More …

Defence Force signs up company to clear firing ranges in Afghanistan

The NZ Defence Force (NZDF) has enlisted a contractor to clear firing ranges used by Kiwi troops in Afghanistan. It was ordered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in November to urgently clear the ranges following the Stuff Circuit investigation, Life + Limb. The investigation exposed the deaths Read More …

UK: Bomb disposal squad at Warwick Way, Kings Hill after unexploded device discovered on building site

An Army Bomb Disposal team is on site at Warwick Way, Kings Hill after an unexploded device was discovered on a building site. A 200 metre cordon was put in place last night after a Second World War bomb was unearthed, near Maidstone, Read More …