EU funds rescEU detection and surveillance teams to boost preparedness to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergencies

The Commission has allocated almost €70 million to fund the development of new specialised teams and equipment to further strengthen the preparedness and response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) risks. The funding has been granted to Italy, Poland Read More …

Europol: Crackdown on material designed to ‘educate’ future terrorists

On 18 December, Europol’s EU Internet Referral Unit coordinated a Referral Action Day (RAD) on terrorist online content. The operational action also involved special units from Czechia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom, and different units Read More …

Pentagon announces new international mission to counter attacks on commercial vessels in Red Sea

MANAMA, Bahrain — The U.S. and a host of other nations are creating a new force to protect ships transiting the Red Sea that have come under attack by drones and ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, Defense Read More …

NATO launches large CBRN exercise ‘Toxic Trip 2023’ on Koksijde airbase

The Koksijde air base in West Flanders, Belgium, is hosting a significant NATO chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defence exercise called “Toxic Trip 2023” from September 23 to September 29. The exercise involves approximately 600 military personnel from 18 Read More …

ATF hosts explosive training at Ramstein AB

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives held a post-blast training course for U.S. Air Force Airmen and other NATO allies at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 7-11, 2023. The week-long course trains students in Read More …

NATO troops complete live-agent CBRN training at Exercise Precise Response in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE SUFFIELD, Alberta, Canada – Highly specialized NATO forces honed their lifesaving and mission-enabling skills during live-agent chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) training at Exercise Precise Response on Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta, Canada, July 10 – Read More …

Italy: Defusing operation of the WWII device in Chivasso has been completed

The operation to defuse the Second World War war device that had been found in recent days in via Curie has been successfully completed (and ahead of schedule). The operation concluded around 8 a.m. The intervention, which began at dawn, Read More …

Tunisian officers showcase EOD skills at Ravens Challenge

VICENZA, Italy — The U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa counter-IED program sponsored participation of two Tunisian army soldiers in Raven’s Challenge at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter-IED exercise that incorporates scenarios focused on Read More …

Italy on alert as anarchists attack diplomatic missions

Italy’s government has increased security at its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an informal anarchist network acting in solidarity with an imprisoned Italian militant, the foreign minister said Tuesday. Foreign Minister Read More …