News – July 2015


US Military’s Bomb Techs Fear Flying IEDs
July 28, 2015
The US military’s explosive ordnance disposal community, bedeviled by roadside bombs in recent wars, is girding for a new threat: flying drones as IEDs.
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JIDA director retires after 38 years
July 27, 2015
Departing his post as the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency director and bidding farewell to the U.S. Army after 38 years of service, Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson retired July 21 at a ceremony held at Fort Myers Henderson Hall with full honors rendered from the 3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).
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Veterans are needed to adopt retired military dogs
July 26, 2015
A Herndon couple who adopt retired military dogs are searching for combat veterans to place newly acquired animals in good homes of kindred spirits.
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Islamic State threat: Isis plotting to use drones to bomb crowds at major British events
July 24, 2015
Terrorists want to use the unmanned machines – available for as little as £100 on the high street – to drop explosives on large crowds at popular sporting and cultural gatherings.
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Nationalist linked to huge Swedish dynamite haul
July 21, 2015
Police in west Sweden arrested two people on Tuesday following raids on a car and two apartments in the town of Falkenberg, which led to the discovery of the potentially deadly explosives.
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RAF aims to stop menace of terrorist missile strikes on airliners
July 19, 2015
British military personnel are training foreign governments on how to prevent terrorists shooting down airliners with shoulder-launched missiles looted from Col Muammar Gaddafi’s stockpiles.
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Punjab opens canine school, billionaire’s dog first alumnus
July 19, 2015
SUNDRAAN (Derabassi): When one-and-half-year-old Angaar, a playful Malinois breed, cleared a series of explosive detection tests with flying colours last week, its Americans and Punjabi trainers at a 40-acre academy in Derabassi wore smiles of satisfaction.
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Iraq: 115 Killed In IS Car Bomb Attack
July 18, 2015
At least 115 people have been killed and others wounded in a car bombing north of Baghdad, according to police and medical sources.
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Secretary of Defense presents Pentagon’s IED agency unit award
July 17, 2015
WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, now the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, July 16 at the Pentagon.
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Russia to Provide Iraq With Mine Clearing Vehicles
July 11, 2015
Russia is set to supply the Iraqi army with approximately 400 advanced mine clearing vehicles next week, to clear mines planted by Islamic State (IS).
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IEDs remain insurgents’ top gun
July 10, 2015
Islamic State militants are deploying the signature weapon of the Iraq war — the homemade, roadside bomb — in novel ways, including the use of drones to spot targets, a top Pentagon official says.
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Army bomb disposal unit finds viable explosive in Kildare
June 9, 2015
Several homes were evacuated while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team made the device safe
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Federal Business Opportunities: Physical and Chemical Characterization of Improvised Explosives
July 8, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to issue solicitation DJF-15-0700-P-0019088 to establish a single-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for physical, chemical and detection characterization of improvised explosives.
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702nd EOD takes first in 42nd International Jäger Gold Pokal Turnier shooting competition
July 8, 2015
Soldiers from the 702nd Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) took first in the 42nd Jäger Gold Pokal Turnier shooting competition
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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Jos blasts kill scores
July 7, 2015
Two bomb attacks on the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead, the authorities say.
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NCT CBRNe Middle East 2015 organized in Partnership with KASOTC
July 2, 2015
IB Consultancy and the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC) are proud to announce an official partnership for the leading Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) CBRNe conference, exhibition and exercise.
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20th CBRNE Command troops teach life-saving lessons
July 2, 2015
Soldiers, robots and explosives sound more like the elements of a good science fiction movie than an educational event.
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New York Army National Guard EOD teams sharpen their bomb disposal skills at Raven’s Challenge Exercise
July 1, 2015
Donning 70 pound protective suits in scorching heat, New York Army National Guard Soldiers engaged explosive devices left in banks and restaurants, utilized state-of-the-art robotics and electronics, saved hostages from collar bombs, raided home-made explosive labs, and rescued children from terrorists on a bus.
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Kendall: JIEDDO Move Will Protect Hard-Earned Capabilities
July 1, 2015
Improvised explosive devices have been a rapidly evolving and deadly menace in many parts of the world as terrorists employ these homemade bombs against military forces and civilian populations.
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