India: 30 ‘dummy IEDs’ planted across Delhi to check police alertness, 12 found

To check preparedness of police departments in the national capital, the Delhi Police Special Cell “infiltrated and planted” 30 dummy improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in places with high footfall over the past month, of which only 12 were detected — Read More …

Kenya: Lamu officers trained on IED detection and response

Law enforcement officers in Lamu county have received landmine and Improvised Explosive Devices awareness training to enable them to enhance their security. The training, which was conducted by the Centre for Civilians in Conflict (Civic), is also meant to enable Read More …

TSA Checkpoints Begin Using 3D Checkpoint Scanners to Improve Explosives Detection

On April 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has installed computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners that provide 3D imaging at TSA checkpoints at Frederick Douglass Grater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Rochester, New York. Six CT X-ray units Read More …

Mexican Cartels Now Use IEDs as Well as Bomb-Dropping Drones

In the war raging between drug cartels in western Mexico, gangs have begun using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on roads to disable army vehicles. The self-defense movement in the town of Tepalcatepec, in western Michoacan state, said improvised land mines Read More …

California: Massive X-Ray Machines to Screen Vehicles at SoFi Stadium in Preparation for the Super Bowl

Hundreds of trucks will be going into Sofi Stadium over the next several days and they have to be checked out for anything dangerous that might be inside them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they have the unique skills Read More …

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 …