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 …

Philippine Army’s IED detection, clearing capabilities get boost

The Philippine Army (PA)’s capability to detect and clear mines or improvised explosive device (IED) got a much-needed boost after it received two vehicle-mounted mine detectors (VMMD) early this month. In a statement Wednesday, Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said 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 …

UK: Defence and Security Accelerator Competition Document – Defence Innovation Loan

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) supported by Innovate UK Loans Ltd (Innovate UK) are working together to offer a new Defence funding competition: the Defence Innovation Loan, which currently has a total of £10M available to fund Innovative Defence Read More …

British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up

The defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has announced a radical reorganisation of the British army, with an additional £8.6bn to be spent on equipment and a new ranger regiment created to help counter extremist organisations and hostile state threats. The Future 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 …

AFICC acquisitions bolster EOD readiness for FY21, beyond

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is acquiring new base support robots for Explosive Ordnance Disposal flights Department of the Air Force-wide. The new T7 Robotic system replaces the 20-year-old Andros Read More …

L3Harris Marks 100 Years in UK with Commitments to Armed Forces Community and Defence and Security Capabilities

Highlights: Celebrates a century of advancing UK defence and security needs globally Signs Armed Forces Covenant to support military community and announces grant for veterans Commits £20,000 to Combat Stress, UK’s leading charity to support mental health of veterans LONDON Read More …