Greece joins coalition to help Ukraine with mine clearance

Greece has joined a coalition led by Lithuania and Iceland to help Ukraine with mine clearance. This was announced by Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas following a meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Vilnius. The ministers also discussed Read More …

High Threat IEDD Exercise, Northern Challenge 23: A First for the 26MEU(SOC) and the U.S. Marine Corps

KEFLAVIK, ICELAND – U.S. Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operators from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (26MEU(SOC)) participated in Exercise Northern Challenge 2023 alongside various NATO Allies and partners, Sept. 21 to Oct. 5. Northern Challenge Read More …

Iceland: Four arrested over alleged plans for a terrorist attack

Four suspects have been arrested over alleged plans for a terrorist attack in Iceland, say police. Several semi-automatic weapons — some 3D printed — were seized from nine different locations, along with a large quantity of ammunition, computers, telephones and Read More …

Iceland police say homemade bomb found in Reykjavik dumpster

Three men were arrested after a homemade bomb was found in a residential neighborhood of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, police said Wednesday. The explosives were discovered Tuesday in a dumpster near an apartment building that houses the U.S. ambassador’s residence, but Read More …

Multinational exercise Northern Challenge 2019 kicks off in Iceland

Exercise Northern Challenge 2019 kicked off in Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 9, 2019. Exercise Northern Challenge 2019 is an annual joint funded, Icelandic Coast Guard-hosted, multinational explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) exercise aimed at preparing Partner for Peace, NATO, and Nordic nations Read More …