Louisiana: Landry wants to spend at least $19 million more on state police in New Orleans before July

Gov. Jeff Landry is asking the Louisiana Legislature to put an extra $19.1 million into public safety initiatives for New Orleans over the next five months. All of the money will go toward Louisiana State Police, according to a budget Read More …

Lighter, More Protection: Army Next-Gen Helmet Now Fielded to 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers

The Army has officially started fielding its newest combat helmet, the Next-Generation Integrated Head Protection System, to soldiers in close-combat formations, the service announced Tuesday. According to service officials, the NG-IHPS will provide soldiers with “increased ballistic and fragmentation protection” Read More …

USSOCOM Experiment Yields Valuable User Feedback for CBRN Defense Developers

Delivering lifesaving capabilities into the hands of warfighters who need them is a mission that the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) doesn’t take lightly. Rapid access to cutting edge CBRN defense equipment is Read More …

SOCOM community’s collaborative efforts deliver a comprehensive CBRN protective mask

Modern warfighters face various biological and chemical threats on the battlefield, from disease to potential manmade poisons, and they require more protective and innovative gear to keep them safe in the varied environments they encounter. When you think of a Read More …

Best kept secret: BC RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit

Last summer, two male suspects entered a Saanich bank clad in full body armor and armed with semi-automatic SKS rifles. When officers arrived on scene, there was an armed robbery in progress and 22 innocent people were inside the bank. Read More …

Idaho: Twin Falls Bomb Squad shares protocols in wake of bomb threat at local grocery store

Last weekend a Twin Falls grocery received a bomb threat. KMVT caught up with the Twin Falls Police Department’s Bomb Squad to follow up on the incident and their standard protocol. According to Sergeant Ryan Howe, the bomb threat at Read More …

Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company supports new bomb suit helmet program

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are helping the Army improve state-of-the-art combat helmets to better protect them on high-stakes missions. EOD technicians from the 55th Ordnance Company (EOD) are working with Program Executive Office Soldier Read More …

One careful step at a time through Lebanon’s minefields

A visit to a minefield starts with some crucial safety notes. And they will save your life – when you are just steps away from deadly buried explosives, you need to pay attention. Red-painted sticks dug into the ground mean Read More …

U.S. Army is testing out slightly less miserable CBRN gear

The new gear is designed to be lighter than its predecessor and provide improved fitting and comfort, and better temperature regulation when worn. “We’re doing simple simulations by having the [trooper] wear the garments and move around in them while Read More …

US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers field test Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suit

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers field tested the Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suit on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Army EOD Soldiers from the 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD) put the new bomb suits through a series of Read More …