Texas: TSA Explosive Detection Canines are trained in San Antonio

Some of the most important security missions across mass transportation systems are in the hands or paws of canines. Currently throughout the nation, there are more than 1,000 canine teams part of the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Read More …

Indian scientists develop cost-effective device to rapidly detect explosives

Indian scientists have developed a thermally stable and cost-effective electronic polymer-based sensor for rapidly detecting nitro-aromatic chemicals used in high-energy explosives. The detection of explosives without destroying them is essential for protection, and criminal investigations, minefield remediation, military applications, ammunition Read More …

Can a cheap AI rover save thousands of lives at risk from landmines?

In 59 countries, leftover weapons of war continue to maim and kill civilians decades after a conflict has passed. An international team at Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is working to change that, now entering the final phase of Read More …

Raman spots traces of buried landmines

Tests at Robert Gordon University confirm ways to remotely identify explosives in soil environments. Buried landmines represent a major threat to life and an impediment to relief efforts in several parts of the world, so landmine detection technology is in Read More …

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians field test Unmanned Aerial System

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington – Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 707th Ordnance Company (EOD) were among the first U.S. Army EOD Soldiers to conduct field testing with the Skyraider Unmanned Aerial System. EOD Soldiers from the company put the Read More …

TSA Adding Almost $200 Million Worth of New X-Ray Security Machines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a new $198 million order to procure mid-sized Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray systems for airport checkpoints across the United States. TSA officials revealed on Thursday that it awarded Computed Tomography the massive order of Read More …

FBI trains K-9 handlers to help fight threats from homemade explosives

FBI Salt Lake City had a “blast” training K-9 handlers how to handle improvised explosive devices–also known as IEDs–and the after effects when they detonate. More explosives used these days are homemade and constructed with every day materials, said FBI Read More …

India partnering with Nigeria to develop IED detector

Abhay Thakur, Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, says his country and Nigeria are working on developing an improvised explosive device (IED) detector to tackle insecurity. Thakur disclosed this on Sunday, while responding to questions from journalists during the commemoration of Read More …