Army Bomb Experts In Northern Ireland Receive New Robot

Army bomb disposal experts in Northern Ireland have received a new state-of-the-art robot. The latest T7 Remote Controlled Vehicle (RCV) apparently allows the operator to “feel” the suspicious object as they investigate, and is also fitted with high-definition camera equipment. Read More …

UK Ex-Servicemen Secure Multi-Million Pound Settlement Over Afghanistan Injuries

Three former servicemen who suffered severe injuries in Afghanistan are to receive millions of pounds in compensation. The men were travelling in “inadequately-armoured” Pinzgauer vehicles when they struck roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the solicitors representing them said. Pinzgauer troop carriers had been Read More …

Soleimani killing: Iraqi troops could refuse to protect British soldiers from Iran-backed militias

British troops in Iraq have become more vulnerable after the assassination of Qaseem Soleimani because Iraqi forces may refuse to protect them from attacks by Iranian-backed militias, i has been told. Dr Jack Watling, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute Read More …

Why GM is developing technology for self-driving vehicles for the US military

Since 2006, improvised explosive devices have killed more than 1,000 U.S. troops in Iraq as small groups of U.S. soldiers routinely travel in convoys on bomb-ridden roads, according to Congressional Research Service data. But General Motors is developing commercial vehicle technology that could dramatically lower 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 …

US approves counter-IED tech sale to Australia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of up to eight hundred fifty (850) Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Block 1 (JCREW I1B1) Systems and related equipment. Read More …