New explosive ordinance disposal package for Solomon Islands

Australia and the Solomon Islands are deepening cooperation on explosive ordnance disposal, with a $15 million package of infrastructure works, equipment and training announced in Honiara. The package builds on Defence’s longstanding cooperation with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Read More …

Solomon Islands: 101 WWII Bombs Removed From Residential Area

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has removed 101unexploded ordnance (UXOs) at Gilbert Camp in Honiara in a two days operation. Officer-in-charge (OIC) EOD Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “EOD operators have unearthed 101 Read More …

Fatal Solomon Is blast highlights key threat in country littered with bombs

A deadly explosion in the Solomon Islands capital has caused fear and confusion about the ongoing threat posed by hidden munitions left over from World War II. A central Honiara residential area was rocked on Sunday by the detonation of Read More …

Solomon Islands: Explosion kills British and Australian bomb disposal experts

Two bomb disposal workers – one from the UK and one from Australia – have died after an explosion in the Solomon Islands. Stephen “Luke” Atkinson and his Australian colleague Trent Lee worked for Norwegian People’s Aid, which helps remove Read More …

NZDF in Solomons to help with unexploded ‘remnants of war‘

New Zealand‘s Defence Force has sent 21 bomb disposal experts to Solomon Islands to aid in the removal of “potentially dangerous” unexploded Second World War explosives. NZ Army Land EOD teams conduct explosive ordinance reconnaissance and removal on the island Read More …

More bombs removed in the Western Province, Solomon Islands

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team demolished more than 600 unexploded bombs (UXOs) in the Western Province during Operation Render Safe from 15 to 19 November 2018. The Operation was conducted in Munda, Rendova, Read More …