Special operators need counter-drone, counter-IED tech in a smaller package

U.S. special operations forces need a tool that can both jam radio frequencies to stop roadside bombs from exploding as well as neutralize drone threats by land, air and sea — and it has to be small. That’s what Special Read More …

DASA UK: Countering IEDs with novel electronic technologies

DASA is searching for Counter-IED technologies that use novel Radio Frequency (RF) techniques DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques. Seeking novel electronic technologies that can counter Improvised Explosive Devices Read More …

Northern Ireland: Bomb disposal robot on the scene of a security alert following an event with the Irish foreign minister

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney was taken off stage by officials during a speech in Belfast. A security alert was called after a suspect device was found in the car park. A bomb disposal robot later arrived on the scene. Read More …

Mexico sends anti-mine squads to cartel turf

Special squads of Mexican army troops equipped with metal detectors and bomb suits have deployed to the western state of Michoacan, where warring drug cartels have planted land mines or improvised explosive devices. The squads apparently have found dozens of Read More …

US Air Force to Field MRAPs Fitted With Laser, Robotic Arm to Blow Up Unexploded Bombs

The Air Force will begin fielding reconditioned armored vehicles this fall that are equipped with lasers to detonate unexploded ordnance on airfields following a $40 million development program. If the 13 planned bomb disposal vehicles are a success, the Air Read More …

China donates military, construction equipment to Philippine Department of Defense

China has agreed to donate millions of dollars in military and construction equipment to the Philippine government despite a bitter dispute over the South China Sea, officials said Wednesday. Much of the donation worth around 1 billion Philippine pesos will Read More …

NATO trials Dstl standard for counter-drone systems

Originally developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Innovate UK, SAPIENT is an open software architecture that helps different sensors, interfaces and decision-making modules work together with little or no software engineering, and can improve efficiency through Read More …

From Qatar to the streets of Dublin: Irish bomb disposal teams develop terror attack response

Irish bomb disposal technicians are at the forefront of developing the response to potential large-scale terror attacks on Irish soil. A team in the Curragh, along with other elements of the Irish Defence Forces, have developed a Defence Forces-wide response Read More …

Azerbaijan to buy new mine detection robots – minister

Azerbaijan will purchase new mine detection robots to use them in the lands liberated from the Armenian occupation, Azerbaijani Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov told reporters, Trend reports. Heydarov added that the number of mine detector specialists is being Read More …