Multinational Ardent Defender counter explosive threat exercise concludes in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from 11 different nations improved their life-saving and mission-enabling skills during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. The exercise brought together military and law enforcement Read More …

Northern Ireland: PSNI Officer thought under car device he discovered in 2019 was a ‘wind-up’

A police officer who discovered a bomb under his car initially thought the “crude” device put there was a “wind-up,” a court has heard. The viable device was discovered at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast in June 2019. Read More …

UK: Teenager who was ‘caught with a bomb-making video’ is set to face trial on terror charges

A 16-year-old schoolgirl who was allegedly caught with a ‘bomb-making video and instructions on how to build a homemade gun’ is to face trial on terrorism charges. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is charged with five Read More …

UK: Notorious attacker found with bomb-making and neo-Nazi material

A man who attacked a woman so brutally she lost the ability to speak has now been convicted of possessing bomb-making and other terrorist material. Jon Craig’s hoard of terrorist literature and neo-Nazi photographs were discovered by police as they Read More …

UK funding for land mine clearance scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq and S. Sudan

UK government funding for land mine clearance in Lebanon, Iraq and South Sudan, as well as three other countries, has been scrapped in what humanitarian organisations called a “catastrophic collapse in support”. The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) released a statement Read More …

UK: Controlled explosions carried out on two suspicious packages at the grounds of Lincoln Castle

Police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams are currently at the grounds of Lincoln Castle following a report of two suspicious packages. A 100m cordon has been put in place as a precaution, and the nearby Crown Court has been evacuated. Read More …

U.S. Army EOD Soldiers to participate in multinational Ardent Defender exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers will be training with military and law enforcement personnel from 11 partner nations during Exercise Ardent Defender Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. Army EOD technicians from the Read More …

British Army outlines battlefield of tomorrow

Designed to equip soldiers with a fighting and competitive edge in modern warfare, the integration of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) will exploit ‘human-machine-teams’ through a combination of autonomous, robotic and artificial intelligence technologies. Examples of how the Army may Read More …