UNICRI: Final review meeting of the Prosecutor’s guide to radiological and nuclear crimes

The threat of acquiring, producing and disseminating radiological and nuclear hazardous materials for deliberate use has substantially increased over the past ten years. The lack of experience and awareness among law enforcement and judicial authorities, as well as prosecutorial and Read More …

UK: Uranium detected in package at Heathrow Airport

A small amount of uranium has been detected in a package that arrived in the UK at Heathrow Airport following a routine screening. The Metropolitan Police said its counter-terrorism command unit was contacted by Border Force colleagues at the airport Read More …

US To Donate Nuclear Smuggling Detection Equipment To Nigeria Police

The United States has revealed plans to donate mobile nuclear detection system vans and equipment valued at over $2 million (N831 million) to the Nigeria Police Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Command. This was made known in a statement issued by Read More …

The U.S. Department Of State established Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group

The U.S. Department of State established the Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group (CFITWG) to address gaps in chemical forensic science and capabilities through an international partnership of experts from science, policy, academic, law enforcement, and export-control organizations. The effort Read More …

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Welcome to the Counter-IED Report website, a one-stop source of information and news for Counter-IED professionals. The Counter-IED Report is the leading international subscription-based publication covering the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The purpose of the Read More …

Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

After monsoon, cyclone and earthquake preparedness, the Mumbai civic body has prepared a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The SOP includes an off-site plan, which is Geographic Information System (GIS)-enabled, giving details Read More …

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland host NATO Allies for exercise ANAKONDA 2018

ANAKONDA 2018, a Polish-led multinational exercise, which began on 7 November, today completed its first week. The exercise involves around 12,500 troops in Poland and approximately 5,000 troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The exercise demonstrated the interoperability of the Read More …

UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse Read More …

DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other Dangers

Advanced commercially available technologies-such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools-have opened wide access to scientific exploration and discovery. In the hands of terrorists and rogue nation states, however, these capabilities could be Read More …