A Very Good Boy Named ‘The Dude’ Sniffs Out Bombs on Patrol with US Troops

Military Working Dogs can do anything U.S. troops do. A Belgian Malinois named “Conan” accompanied the U.S. Army’s Delta Force on a raid to take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Another Malinois named “Cairo” joined U.S. Navy SEALs on Read More …

U.S. Army orders ground-penetrating radar system for detecting hidden IEDs

U.S. Army counter-land mine experts needed ground-penetrating radar systems to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) buried in roadways. They found their solution from Chemring Sensors and Electronics Systems (CSES) in Dulles, Va. Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Read More …

20th CBRNE Soldiers join local group to volunteer 3D printing capabilities to aid COVID-19 relief efforts

The low hum buzzing quietly in the background of a conference call with a group of 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Soldiers isn’t your typical household appliance, but the sound of personal protective equipment in the making, readying Read More …

Military eyes unmanned vehicles that can operate in the arctic for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)

The military is training for the possibility of an end to that cold peace. Part of that training means making sure bomb squad unmanned vehicles can still disable explosive threats at freezing temperatures. As part of the Arctic Edge 20 exercise in Read More …

720th EOD trains on self-contained breathing apparatus equipment

Soldiers from the 720th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) received training on self-contained breathing apparatus equipment during a two-week Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Hazardous Material Technician Course. The training provided the Soldiers the skills and knowledge required to respond Read More …

DoD Identifies Two U.S. Soldiers Killed By An Improvised Explosive Device In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense (DoD) on Sunday identified two American troops who died after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated this weekend in southern Afghanistan. The two service members—Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, and Pfc. Read More …

American service member killed in Afghanistan, U.S. military says

An American service member was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, while the Taliban claimed they were behind a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province that killed the U.S. soldier. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command Read More …

Pentagon to Modernize Bomb Disposal Technology

Worrisome threats from a resurgent Russia and provocative China have made great power competition the No. 1 topic among military officials and analysts, but it wasn’t so long ago that counterterrorism and improvised explosive devices were the buzzwords du jour Read More …