Dogs in bomb-detecting harnesses help NYPD patrol the city

The New York City Police Department recently deployed new technology for the canine unit to help prevent terrorist attacks — and keep the Big Apple’s subway system safe. The technology is called TREDD, which stands for “Transit Enhanced Detection Dog.” Read More …

Ukraine’s Bomb Squads Have a New Top Dog

The U.S. Army has agreed to provide one of its two robotic dogs to help an American nonprofit clean up mines and other ordnance in Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the decision, as the war-torn nation faces a Read More …

Teledyne FLIR to provide technical support for unmanned explosives-detection modular sensor payloads

U.S. Army unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts are asking Teledyne FLIR LLC to provide technical support for enhanced robotic payloads for the company’s medium unmanned manned ground vehicles (UGVs) under terms of a $78.6 million five-year contract announced Tuesday. Officials Read More …

Special operators need counter-drone, counter-IED tech in a smaller package

U.S. special operations forces need a tool that can both jam radio frequencies to stop roadside bombs from exploding as well as neutralize drone threats by land, air and sea — and it has to be small. That’s what Special Read More …

DASA UK: Countering IEDs with novel electronic technologies

DASA is searching for Counter-IED technologies that use novel Radio Frequency (RF) techniques DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques. Seeking novel electronic technologies that can counter Improvised Explosive Devices Read More …

MRAPs with lasers and robotic arms will help the Air Force handle bombs on the flight line

An unexploded bomb is a terrible threat, and the Air Force is investing in armored vehicles with powerful lasers and robot arms to safely clear them off runways. In February, the service branch announced that in the fall of 2022 Read More …

NATO sharpens technological edge with innovation initiatives

NATO Allies are launching a ground-breaking initiative to sharpen the Alliance’s technological edge. On Thursday (7 April 2022), Allied foreign ministers approved the Charter of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – or DIANA. “Working with the private Read More …

India: IISc-Bangalore develops paper sensor to detect hydrogen peroxide

Researchers from the Department of Organic Chemistry at the IISc have developed a paper-based sensor for detecting tiny volumes of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used widely in household and healthcare products like hand sanitiser as a disinfectant, in rocket fuel Read More …