How bees and drones team up to find landmines

Among the virtues of bees you may not be aware of is their knack for detecting bombs. Thanks to the fact that they can pick up the scent of explosives with their antennae, researchers in countries such as Croatia have Read More …

Russian Army develops system to detect suicide bombers in crowds using Syrian experience

Servicemen of the Russian Ground Forces’ Fifth Scientific Regiment developed a system to detect the so-called suicide belts in crowded areas, using experience gained in Syria. The new system is presented at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum. The Read More …

UK: £2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

DASA launches competition to find and develop new technology to screen people, possessions, goods, vehicles, areas and buildings The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a £2.8 million competition to find state of the art and technological solutions for Read More …

India: BSF holds field trial of hand-held ground penetrating radar along Indo-Pak border

The BSF is conducting a field trial of hand-held ground penetrating radar to detect tunnels, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines along the Indo-Pak border. When deployed, the state-of-the-art equipment will help the BSF in curbing smuggling of arms and Read More …

India: MHA gives nod to field trials of ground-penetrating radar at Pakistan border

The Union home ministry has given the approval for field trials of hi-tech ground-penetrating radar (GPR) that will help detect tunnels, anti-tank mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on the western border with Pakistan, a development that comes amid India’s Read More …

U.S. Army orders ground-penetrating radar system for detecting hidden IEDs

U.S. Army counter-land mine experts needed ground-penetrating radar systems to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) buried in roadways. They found their solution from Chemring Sensors and Electronics Systems (CSES) in Dulles, Va. Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Read More …

Nigeria: invitation to tender for purchase of 30 IED detectors

UK Army, currently based in Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria wishes to purchase IED detectors to enable clearance of IEDs that target civilians and military personnel indiscriminately. Clearance of IEDs enable compounds to be repopulated by civilians and clearance of roads Read More …

Soldiers could soon use VR to practice recognizing IEDs

While UCF staff member Shane Reynolds leads his avatar with his iPad through a virtual minefield, small beeps and whistles reveal the plague of the modern war zone: improvised explosive devices or IEDs. He has to take his time to Read More …