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 …

ACI launches new guidance on Computed Tomography technology screening

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched a new implementation guide for Computed Tomography – or CT – screening technology that can help airports improve efficiency and passenger experience at security checkpoints. The Advanced Cabin Baggage Screening / Computed Tomography Read More …

“Innovation Checkpoint” and “digital dog nose”: TSA tests new security technology

The Transportation Security Administration is bracing for a record number of people at airport security checkpoints around the country this Thanksgiving. Nearly 27 million passengers are expected to be screened during the holiday period, meaning travelers could face long security lines. But Read More …

Nigerian DRDB and Indian DRDO sign MoU to produce IED detectors

The Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India, to produce the Ramon Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials detector with standoff at distance. With the agreement, the Read More …

Discover the spray used by Belgian police to train specialist dogs at airports

The explosive TATP has been used in several deadly terrorist attacks over the past two decades, which is why it is important that police are able to detect it. But the substance is extremely dangerous to handle, making it difficult Read More …

Why explosives detectors still can’t beat a dog’s nose

As of 2016, the US military counted over 1,740 military working dogs among its ranks. At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the military breeds its own sleek puppies—mainly German shepherds and Belgian Malinois—who are groomed for military service Read More …

Nigeria: EOD may deploy new detection systems to airport, seaport

Two new mobile radiation detection equipment donated to the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) by the United State (US) may be deployed to the airport and seaport to check threats to nuclear security, the police said yesterday. Police Commissioner in charge Read More …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge see how Melton military dog trainers teach Pakistani army handlers

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have seen first-hand how training delivered at Melton’s Defence Animal Training Regiment (DATR) is being replicated over 5,000 miles away in Pakistan. The visit of Prince William and Kate to the Read More …