Police detonate improvised explosive device in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department safely detonated an improvised explosive device in the city’s Chinatown district Tuesday night. During a traffic stop near Columbia and East Pender streets, officers spotted what appeared to be fentanyl in plain view. While searching the vehicle, Read More …

How the National Guard dresses for COVID-19 and other disasters

We got a virtual tour of the gear on hand at a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. The coronavirus pandemic has understandably spurred millions to think about how they protect themselves—and others—in public spaces. And now, the Centers 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 …

Army Bomb Experts In Northern Ireland Receive New Robot

Army bomb disposal experts in Northern Ireland have received a new state-of-the-art robot. The latest T7 Remote Controlled Vehicle (RCV) apparently allows the operator to “feel” the suspicious object as they investigate, and is also fitted with high-definition camera equipment. Read More …

USMC EOD Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise at Camp Lejeune

U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise (FEX) at various locations at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Feb. 7, 2020, to assess ability to respond to emerging 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 …

82nd Airborne tests new portable robot for individual Soldiers

A new robot that can be transported by an individual Soldier conducting dismounted operations is being tested by the 82nd Airborne Division. During a three-week operational test, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s mission was to validate the effectiveness of the Read More …