Engineer from Ranchi built drones for IS, revolutionised terror tech

Enraged by the Gujarat ‘pogrom’ and in search of retribution, an 18-year-old college student’s existential crisis had crystallised in a battle over his beard. For more than a year, Syed Muhammad Arshiyan Haider had allowed his facial hair to grow, Read More …

Video shows rigged Ukrainian drone dropping bomb on Russian troops

Ukrainian forces fighting against Russia’s invasion have begun to weaponize cheap consumer drones to fight back. A video published by Ukrainian forces on Telegram and shared on Twitter by Rob Lee, shows the view from a civilian-grade DJI Mavic drone Read More …

Ukrainian defenders show off improvised attack drones

While much of Ukraine’s success against Russian forces has been down to agile tactics and advanced hardware, the ability to improvise equipment is proving to be equally important. This agricultural drone has been converted to carry explosives – and is Read More …

UK: Bomb disposal teams destroy 60 home-made WW2 grenades in Quinton, Northamptonshire

Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion in a village where dozens of World War Two grenades were discovered in a garden by builders. ITV News Anglia was on the scene as the explosion rocked the quiet village Read More …

Mexico sends anti-mine squads to cartel turf

Special squads of Mexican army troops equipped with metal detectors and bomb suits have deployed to the western state of Michoacan, where warring drug cartels have planted land mines or improvised explosive devices. The squads apparently have found dozens of Read More …

Mexico confirms 1st apparent victim of cartel land mines in Michoacan state

A farmer with fields on a front line between warring drug cartels in Michoacan state was killed when his pickup truck drove over an improvised land mine, prosecutors said Monday, reporting what appears to be the first civilian death from 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 …

Myanmar’s Rebels Get Resourceful With Improvised Drones

Since the Islamic State first systematically started using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) drones to drop munitions in 2016, the use of small, remotely controlled airborne devices to carry out attacks has been replicated around the world, from rebels in Ukraine, to Read More …

UAE: 3 killed in suspected Houthi drone attack in Abu Dhabi

A suspected Houthi drone attack near Abu Dhabi airport killed at least three people and sparked multiple explosions in the United Arab Emirates’ capital on Monday. An Abu Dhabi police statement said three tanker trucks carrying fuel exploded in the Read More …