Blue Helmets trained in robotic mine clearance

Thirty-one of Cambodia’s Blue Helmet troops are being trained to use robotics to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) before being sent on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. Deputy director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mines and Explosive Read More …

DASA UK Competition: Take Cover! Phase 3

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching Phase 3 of Take Cover! This competition seeks proposals to access recent innovations in materials science and/or design to provide advanced protection solutions for small groups of front-line troops from ballistic and Read More …

UK Defence and Security Accelerator: Take Cover! Phase 3 – Competition Document

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for innovative technologies that provide improved methods to protect small groups (1-10 personnel) of dismounted troops in the field. Within defence and security, protection of personnel is a priority area Read More …

379th ESFS and EOD team up for counter UAS training

The 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team partnered for a counter-small unmanned aerial systems training event at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 11, 2020. Small UAS are a concern for Read More …

The US Air Force wants to buy a big robot to help with bomb disposal

A year after the U.S. Army awarded a contract to build a heavy-duty robot able to dispose of bombs and other explosives, the Air Force is looking for its own system — and it wants to see what’s on the Read More …

Kingdom of Thailand incorporates seven explosive deactivation aunav.NEXT robots

aunav has supplied to an active counter-terrorism unit in Thailand with seven aunav.NEXT robots and seven aunav.VAN command and control vehicles. The robots, designed and manufactured in Spain, will help neutralize threats in the southern provinces of Thailand. Madrid, 2 Read More …

U.S. Army researchers collaborate with university alliance to advance protection materials

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Army continues to focus on priority research areas through its alliances with universities and industry. The Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance, or MEDE CRA, conducted its 2020 fall meeting Oct. 15. This meeting Read More …