Airport Council International (ACI) releases security screening best practices during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to unfold, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following best practices from airports and screening authorities to help protect screeners, passengers and staff while preserving aviation security objectives. Checkpoint management Prior to Read More …

UK: The Defence and Security Accelerator seeks novel technology to counter homemade bombs

The Defence and Security Accelerator is launching a competition to rapidly develop novel technology and techniques to boost the UK’s life-saving counter homemade bomb capability. Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques seeks innovative proposals to thwart adversaries, terrorists Read More …

RaIDer-X: DRDO unveils new explosive detection device

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IISC Bangalore recently unveiled a new explosive detection device. A new explosive detection device – RaIDer-X was recently showcased during the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) on March 01, 2020. According to Read More …

Cyborg grasshoppers have been engineered to sniff out explosives

Move over, sniffer dogs: now there are explosive-sensing grasshoppers. Barani Raman and his colleagues at Washington University in Missouri have tapped into the olfactory senses of the American grasshopper, Schistocerca americana, to create biological bomb sniffers. In insects, olfactory receptor neurons in their Read More …

Melton military dog shortlisted for national award

A military dog based at Melton credited with saving the lives of ‘countless’ soldiers by detecting explosive devices during a long career serving in war zones has been shortlisted for a special national award. VROOM, a Melton military dog who Read More …

India reiterates commitment to increased defence collaboration with Nigeria

The Indian Government has reiterated its commitment to further enhance the existing defence collaboration with Nigeria towards expanding the capabilities of both countries. The Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Read More …

US Takes Back 10 ‘Antiterrorism Assistance’ Dogs From Morocco

The US Department of State has taken back 10 “antiterrorism assistance” dogs from Morocco, announced the US Office of the Inspector General (OIG). “In August 2019, 10 [Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance] canines were repossessed from Morocco because the dogs were not Read More …

The US has decided to stop sending bomb-sniffing dogs to two Middle Eastern countries after many of the animals died

The US has made the decision to temporarily stop sending explosive-detection dogs to Jordan and Egypt after discovering that a lot of the animals had died as a result of poor treatment, a report from the Department of State’s Office Read More …