FBI trains K-9 handlers to help fight threats from homemade explosives

FBI Salt Lake City had a “blast” training K-9 handlers how to handle improvised explosive devices–also known as IEDs–and the after effects when they detonate. More explosives used these days are homemade and constructed with every day materials, said FBI Read More …

India partnering with Nigeria to develop IED detector

Abhay Thakur, Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, says his country and Nigeria are working on developing an improvised explosive device (IED) detector to tackle insecurity. Thakur disclosed this on Sunday, while responding to questions from journalists during the commemoration of Read More …

Eyes to the Sky

United States Central Command Area of Operations – Throughout the training pipeline, U.S. Marine Corps Infantrymen can expect to shoot countless rounds, hike endless miles, and navigate acres of land. They show up to the school of infantry where combat Read More …

National Guard Engineers train on Husky Mine Detection Vehicle

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — For most, crawling along in a training lane at less than 2 mph sounds grueling. For the men and women from Bravo Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, it’s a sense of normal after a very Read More …

Drones add little to rocket-filled Israel-Palestine skies, but represent growing global threat

Beneath the ongoing collision of Israel’s cutting-edge and costly missile defense systems and imprecise but inexpensive Palestinian-built rockets, Hamas has begun using so-called “kamikaze drones” to try penetrating Israeli defenses another way. The Israeli government has claimed that its Iron Read More …

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 …