Operation CHAMMAL: Training between K-9 and EOD teams in Iraq

The Explosive Ordonance Disposal (EOD) experts and K-9 teams regularly carry out joint training as part of the maintenance of their know-how. Several times a week, the K-9 teams and the EODs train in the search for and detection of 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 …

Mexico sends anti-mine squads to cartel turf

Special squads of Mexican army troops equipped with metal detectors and bomb suits have deployed to the western state of Michoacan, where warring drug cartels have planted land mines or improvised explosive devices. The squads apparently have found dozens of Read More …

Nigeria: Troops recover ‘IEDs planted on road’ in Imo community

The Nigerian Army says troops have recovered improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on the Orlu-Owerri road in Imo state. In a statement on Monday, Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesman, said the soldiers also foiled an attempt by gunmen to attack two communities Read More …

National Guard Engineers train on Husky Mine Detection Vehicle

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — For most, crawling along in a training lane at less than 2 mph sounds grueling. For the men and women from Bravo Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, it’s a sense of normal after a very Read More …

Inside the Army’s new training program for special operations bomb techs

After scanning the doorway ahead, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tech dropped to his knees and brought his attention to the loose brown soil in front of him now blurred by out-of-focus night vision goggles. A quick adjustment to the Read More …

Somalia: AMISOM troops conclude counter IED training in Arbiska

Forty Ugandan soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) based in Arbiska, 30 km north west of Mogadishu have completed a five-weeks training aimed at enhancing their capacity to counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices Read More …

India: BSF holds field trial of hand-held ground penetrating radar along Indo-Pak border

The BSF is conducting a field trial of hand-held ground penetrating radar to detect tunnels, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines along the Indo-Pak border. When deployed, the state-of-the-art equipment will help the BSF in curbing smuggling of arms and Read More …

India: MHA gives nod to field trials of ground-penetrating radar at Pakistan border

The Union home ministry has given the approval for field trials of hi-tech ground-penetrating radar (GPR) that will help detect tunnels, anti-tank mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on the western border with Pakistan, a development that comes amid India’s Read More …