MRAPs with lasers and robotic arms will help the Air Force handle bombs on the flight line

An unexploded bomb is a terrible threat, and the Air Force is investing in armored vehicles with powerful lasers and robot arms to safely clear them off runways. In February, the service branch announced that in the fall of 2022 Read More …

TSA Checkpoints Begin Using 3D Checkpoint Scanners to Improve Explosives Detection

On April 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has installed computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners that provide 3D imaging at TSA checkpoints at Frederick Douglass Grater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Rochester, New York. Six CT X-ray units Read More …

How TSA bomb-sniffing dogs are trained

The Transportation Security Administration – or TSA – employs more than 1,000 explosives detection canine teams at any given time. But before they’re deployed to one of the many mass-transit sites across the United States, they must graduate from the Read More …

Meet Patron: Brave Pooch Who Cleared Almost 90 Bombs in Ukraine During Russian Attack

Patron, a 2-year-old military dog, is credited with clearing almost 90 explosive devices on Ukrainian soil since Russia invaded, saving countless lives and preventing further bloodshed. Footage of the dog’s brave actions was shared by the State Emergency Service (SES) Read More …

India: IISc-Bangalore develops paper sensor to detect hydrogen peroxide

Researchers from the Department of Organic Chemistry at the IISc have developed a paper-based sensor for detecting tiny volumes of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used widely in household and healthcare products like hand sanitiser as a disinfectant, in rocket fuel Read More …

DHS S&T Posts 17 R&D Needs in Annual Long Range Broad Agency Announcement

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) posted the annual release of the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA), an open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address Read More …

California: Massive X-Ray Machines to Screen Vehicles at SoFi Stadium in Preparation for the Super Bowl

Hundreds of trucks will be going into Sofi Stadium over the next several days and they have to be checked out for anything dangerous that might be inside them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they have the unique skills Read More …

South Africa: Architta the sniffer dog helps Cape Town cops find explosive device

Architta the sniffer dog, attached to the K9 Unit Provincial Extortion Task Team, helped detect a explosive device in Hout Bay. According to police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg, members of the K9 Unit were informed of an explosive device at Read More …

South Africa: Man arrested with hand grenade at airport in Bloemfontein

Police arrested a man who was found in possession of a drill hand grenade at the Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein, causing the airport to be evacuated on Monday. “The suspect arrived at the airport and reported at check-in-counter, Read More …