Liberia: World Customs Organisation donates precursor chemicals and explosives testing kits to Revenue Authority

The Customs Department of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has received a donation of testing kits for precursor chemicals and explosives from the World Customs Organization (WCO). The LRA says the equipment will be used by Customs to uncover smuggling Read More …

Security experts worry about hand sanitizers on aircraft

Back in 1987, a liquor bottle filled with explosives and placed in a carry-on bag in an overhead bin helped terrorists crash a South Korean airliner. All 115 on board died. Then, in 1994, Al-Qaeda member Ramzi Yousef, architect of Read More …

Wagtail UK launches explosive detection dog services for air cargo

Wagtail UK has achieved government certification to provide explosive detection dog services for the UK air cargo industry. The company said that it had undertaken a “rigorous training programme” set out by the UK government to prepare its Free Running Read More …

Nigeria: Goverment deploys explosive detectors in 15 airports

The Nigerian Federal Government has deployed hi-tech explosive screening equipment at 15 of the 22 airports in the country, the local PUNCH newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting the spokesperson for the aviation parastatal, Mr. Yakubu Dati. Revealing this Tuesday, Dati said Read More …

Could Airbus’s ‘E-Nose’ Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out a Job?

If you’ve ever boarded an airplane for an international flight, you’ve likely come into direct contact with a very cute but very formidable bomb-sniffing dog. Once you’re on the airplane, though, the pooches aren’t typically along for the ride, meaning Read More …

Purdue quantum research receives Department of Defense funding

Research into quantum techniques to more quickly detect explosives and exotic types of quantum camouflage have received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2020 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The four faculty members who have been awarded projects Read More …

How the National Guard dresses for COVID-19 and other disasters

We got a virtual tour of the gear on hand at a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. The coronavirus pandemic has understandably spurred millions to think about how they protect themselves—and others—in public spaces. And now, the Centers Read More …

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 …