News – June 2015


Tracking Above-Ground Explosions
June 30, 2015
Determining the characteristics of above-ground explosions could be instrumental in the military gaining a better understanding of the exact cause of a blast.
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Iraqis Trained in New Techniques to Fight Daesh
June 30, 2015

Australian and New Zealand trainers are teaching Iraqi Security Forces sophisticated new techniques to fight Daesh (ISIS) and survive on the battlefield.
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Man charged with attempting to commit terrorism
June 29, 2015

A 56-year-old Cookeville man who was found with a stolen handgun and an active explosive device was charged Friday with attempting to commit an act of terrorism.
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Video Chat Could Put US Advisors In ISIS Fight — Virtually
June 25, 2015

Picture messaging and video chat technology similar to Skype or Apple’s FaceTime could soon enable U.S. troops to accompany Iraqis on patrol — at least virtually.
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Army reveals armoured trucks fitted with LASERS to blast mines out of the ground and explode stray bombs 
June 22, 2015

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop laser weapons that can blast mines out of the ground.
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Mum Foils Plot To Blow Up Buckingham Palace
June 22, 2015

Two teenagers’ plot to make bombs and blow up Buckingham Palace was foiled when they were rumbled by one of their mothers.
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Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show
June 22, 2015

New airport technologies unveiled at the Paris Air Show this week promise robots replacing immigration officers and much faster identification of criminals through their biometric data.
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Taliban gunmen explode several bombs in Afghan Parliament in Kabul
June 22, 2015
Loud explosions and gunfire have been heard in the parliament building in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Gunmen have stormed the lower house of parliament, with several blasts going off inside and in front of the building.
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2 blasts in Kiev outside branches of Russia’s biggest bank
June 22, 2015

Two explosions have targeted two branches of Russia’s Sberbank in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Monday night. Local police are investigating the attacks, which damaged buildings and startled nearby residents.
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Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers
June 18, 2015

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology.
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Man Dressed In Burka Arrested Over Bomb Scare
June 18, 2015

A man dressed in a burka has been arrested after bomb disposal experts destroyed a suspicious device in Watford.
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Gabon receives first Aravis armoured vehicle for peacekeeping deployment
June 18, 2015

Nexter has handed over the first Aravis armoured vehicle to Gabon, which will use the type for peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of the United Nation’s Minusca mission.
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Tactical Electronics introduces new HHIT Flex
June 17, 2015 – PRESS RELEASE

Tactical Electronics unveiled its newest product, the HHIT Flex today. The HHIT Flex is evolved from Tactical Electronics’ Handheld Inspection Tool.
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New York student arrested for alleged Isis-inspired bomb plot
June 17, 2015

US authorities have accused a New York City college student of plotting to set off a pressure cooker bomb in the city in support of the militant group Islamic State, according to court documents made public on Tuesday.
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Israeli Company Trains Mice to Sniff Out Bombs at Airport Security Check
June 16, 2015

The next time you go through security at Ben Gurion Airport, don’t be surprised if you get checked out by a tiny mouse. The Israeli security company, X-Test, has trained mice to respond when they detect explosives, alerting security officers at airport and mall security checkpoints.
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Afghan forces field new counter-IED kit
June 15, 2015

Australia is helping Afghan security forces reduce the threat posed by crude but deadly improvised explosive devices. Afghan soldiers and police routinely encounter radio-controlled IEDs which can be detonated by Taliban insurgents from hundreds of metres away.
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Four Killed In Car Blast In Gothenburg
June 13, 2015The suspected car bomb ripped apart the vehicle as it drove up to a roundabout in Sweden’s second biggest city.
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Taiwan can make major contribution to clearing landmines: NGO
June 12, 2015
Though Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, the country can still make great contribution to global campaign to clear landmines, said Paul Hannon, the executive director of Mines Action Canada..
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Marines at Al Asad haven’t had Iraqi troops to train in weeks
June 11, 2015

Marine military advisers deployed to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq are ready to carry out their mission to train local forces to fight the Islamic State group. But there’s one problem: There are no Iraqi troops to train.
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Teams hone skills with inter-agency partners
June 11, 2015

Specialized teams from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radio-logical, Nuclear, Explosives) routinely train with joint, inter-agency and allied organizations.
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EOD in Libya, Syria and the Caucasus: New Speakers at NCT eXplosive Europe 2015
June 5, 2015

Taking place from September 22-24 in Belgrade, Serbia in cooperation with the Serbian Mine Action Centre, NCT eXplosive Europe 2015 will not only be the place to be for meeting major demining stakeholders in the Balkan this year – it will also enlarge its focus on current conflict regions in the Caucasus and the Middle East.
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Dozens Die In Syria Barrel Bomb Attacks
June 4, 2015

A baby has been pulled alive from the rubble of one of several barrel bomb attacks carried out in Syria since Wednesday morning.
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702nd EOD supports US European Command humanitarian mine action
June 3, 2015

TBLILISI, Georgia – Soldiers of the 702nd Ordnance Company trained alongside Georgian armed forces as a part of the humanitarian mine action program in Tbilisi, Georgia, from April 18 thru May 9.

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Afghan Troops Abandon Counterinsurgency Patrols Taught by Coalition
June 1, 2015

CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan — Addressing more than 60 soldiers at the largest military base in volatile Helmand province, an Afghan commander preached classic counterinsurgency doctrine: patrol through a nearby village to constrict Taliban movements, assure citizens’ safety and gather intelligence.
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TSA fails internal test, lets fake bombs through
June 1, 2015

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to find fake explosives and weapons in internal tests at almost all of America’s busiest airports.
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