News – May 2015


Britain prepares to send troops to IRAQ despite £1bn defence cuts
May 30, 2015

The troops will be sent to join the US military mission to train forces battling Islamic State (IS) in an extension of the UK mission, currently based in the Kurdish-held area of the war-torn country…
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Cambodia’s new bomb divers aim to make its rivers safe
May 26, 2015

It was on an unrelentingly hot day last week when Sok Chenda dived into the Mekong river and helped change how Cambodia deals with a deadly chapter from its history.
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Bomb-proof WALLPAPER could save lives: Sticky covering is reinforced with super strong Kevlar fibres to stop flying debris
May 22, 2015

Bomb blasts can send lethal debris flying and cause building to collapse from the shockwave.But the US Army has come up with a super strong wallpaper that could shelter soldiers from blasts.
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Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder
May 21, 2015

A cab driver has been found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq, in a roadside bombing, eight years ago.
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UNDP, USAID provide EGP 13.8m for WWII landmines clearance programme 
May 20, 2015

On 20 May, Daily News Egypt incorrectly reported that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide €2.6m to support the second phase of the Demining & Development national programme on the North-West Coast area.
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High-level experts will moderate the panels of the International Workshop on C-IED
May 18, 2015

The second International Workshop on Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices(C-IED) Technologies confirms the participation of European and international authorities recognized as experts in the field.
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Robot Rodeo at Sandia Labs showcases bomb squad expertise
May 14, 2015

Bomb squads from across the country saddled up their robots and are duking it out at the ninth annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise at Sandia National Laboratories.
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‘Viable’ Bombs Found In Ireland Terror Raids
May 14, 2015

Two “viable” explosive devices have been discovered during a series of raids in Ireland that saw six men arrested for suspected terror offences, army bomb experts have revealed.
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Preparing to Deploy: 2nd EOD gets hands on with robot, X-ray assisted IED disposal
May 14, 2015

Marines with 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion participated in a live-fire demolition exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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Sydney police make arrest after bomb threat lockdown
May 14, 2015

A man has been arrested in Sydney after reports of a suspicious package caused police to lock down a part of the central business district.
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Bruker Secures Major Contract for DE-tector™ Explosives Trace Detector
May 14, 2015

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced that it has secured a contract for the supply of one hundred (100) units of the DE-tector™ explosives trace detection (ETD) system for use at selected airports in Germany, including at the international Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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EOD International: U.S., Spanish Marines complete interoperability exercise
May 12, 2015

Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Theirs is a small, select community already.
But for the U.S. Marine EOD technicians with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, their brothers among the Spanish Marine Corps come from an even smaller, but equally select fraternity.
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U.S. airport security equipment improperly managed
May 12, 2015

Maintenance of explosive detecting scanners and x-ray machines at the U.S. airport security checkpoints are not being managed properly, according to a new government report. And the Department of Homeland Security can’t even definitively say they are all working properly.
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Cutting-edge technologies launched at Airport Show
May 10, 2015

An impressive portfolio of cutting-edge technologies, systems and solutions is being showcased at the 15th edition of the Airport Show at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
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Mother’s Day Terror Plot Foiled In Australia
May 9, 2015

A teenager is being held after officers found explosive devices at a home in a suburb of Melbourne.
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EU Research Aims to make High Fire Risk Workplaces Safer with Advanced Explosive Detection Tools
May 8, 2015

An European Union project is aiming to help law enforcement agencies better protect dangerous workplaces –such as oil rigs and chemical plants– with minimal risk to safety personnel.
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TSA to test explosive detection device made in San Diego
May 4, 2015

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has signed an agreement to test a device designed by a San Diego technology company that may cut security screening time for travellers with electronic devices.
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