UK: Bomb squad called after family discover live WW2 grenade with metal detector

David Ecob and his eight-year-old Jasmine and seven-year-old Isabelle Stansfield had to run for cover and call the police after making the discovery on Sunday. The trio found the grenade after digging down just three inches below the dirt in Read More …

Egyptian, British military engineers conduct counter-IED training

Egyptian and British military engineers engaged in collaborative training at the headquarters of Egypt’s Military Engineers Institute focused on effectively countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The training encompassed a series of theoretical and practical activities, introducing advanced methods using the Read More …

Ukraine: Training to clear the world’s most heavily mined country

Specialist British military bomb disposal teams are training Ukrainian engineers to clear Russian minefields. Ukraine is now the most heavily mined country in the world, and it’s slowing down Ukrainian military advances. The training by British Army sappers – combat Read More …

The Desert Rats Ready Their Skills for Peacekeeping Mission

The second UK taskforce to deploy to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operation in Mali is undertaking its final mission rehearsal exercise before deploying. The Desert Rats follow in the footsteps of The Light Dragoons-led taskforce who received a welcome reaction Read More …

Map the Gap: autonomous gap crossing survey Phase 2 Competition

This Phase 2 Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), aims to develop and trial a number of system demonstrators able to tackle some of the key issues of gap Read More …

Melton military dog shortlisted for national award

A military dog based at Melton credited with saving the lives of ‘countless’ soldiers by detecting explosive devices during a long career serving in war zones has been shortlisted for a special national award. VROOM is one of three in Read More …

British ‘Hurt Locker’ explosives expert is killed while clearing ISIS bombs in Syria

A British bomb disposal expert has reportedly been killed clearing ISIS explosives in Syria where he was working to make homes safe for families. Former Lance Corporal Chris Harris, 41, was in newly liberated Raqqa when it is believed he triggered a device linked Read More …