News – September 2015 | Counter-IED Report

News – September 2015

UN, US Urged to Aid De-Mining Center
September 30, 2015
Foreign Minister Hor Namhong asked the United Nations, United States and other countries to give technical support to the Asean Regional Mine Action Center.

Smiths Detection introduces next generation of X-ray scanners for public buildings
September 30, 2015
Smiths Detection unveiled today a compact checkpoint scanner that was built specifically to examine hand-carried items brought into public buildings.

Basic chemical weapons course held in September
September 30, 201
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on Wednesday that a basic course was held for national authorities, relating to implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), earlier this September.


NCT CBRNe Awards 2015 Nominees announced
September 30, 2015
In 2015, we will already celebrate the third edition of the NCT CBRNe Awards – the awards for both the CBRNe industry and I(N)GO community.

Can Attack Helicopters Save U.N. Peacekeeping?
September 28, 2015
Does U.N. peacekeeping matter? President Barack Obama believes that it does — and he has advocated the cause more forcefully than any of his predecessors since George H. W. Bush, who once looked to the U.N. to help forge a “new world order.”


Woman Arrested Over Semtex And Weapons Haul
September 27, 2015
A woman has been arrested after police discovered a major cache of weapons and explosives in Northern Ireland.

Registration is now open: APPG Explosive Weapons – ‘What future for Mine-Action?’ with FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood MP
September 24, 2015
Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood MP will address The first meeting of the new APPG on Explosive Weapons on Tuesday 13th October 2015.

Microscopic evidence yields huge success
September 23, 2015
It looked like any other U.S. Army Conex used on every military installation around the globe. But this was no ordinary storage container, this one was part of a mobile forensic exploitation lab (FXL), provided by the Forensic Exploitation Directorate of the Defense Forensic Science Center used by the military to exploit forensic evidence …


Obama set to get pledges for thousands of U.N. peacekeepers
September 22, 2015
Some 50 world leaders, more than a third from Europe, are set to pledge thousands of troops and police, equipment or training for United Nations peacekeeping missions during a summit that will be chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, a U.S. official said.


Airborne engineers team up for Dagger Clearance
September 21, 2015
Paratroopers from the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a monthlong consolidated skills training exercise here Aug. 1 through Sept. 2, 2015.


The Halo Trust celebrates ‘mine-free’ Mozambique
September 17, 2015
A Scottish land mine charity is marking the end of a 22-year campaign to clear Mozambique of land mines.

The unwilling suicide bomber: Teenager weeps as he is ordered to drive armoured vehicle filled with explosives
September 16, 2015
Harrowing video footage has emerged showing the final moments of a reluctant teenage suicide bomber who burst into tears when ordered to blow himself up during an attack on a Syrian village.

United Nations Mine Action Portfolio highlights major shortfall for 2015
September 15, 2015
Urgent action is needed to prevent and protect millions of civilians, many of whom are children, from the deadly threat posed by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.

IEDs: A Daily Nightmare for Afghans
September 15, 2015
Mohammad Nasir Atmar was at home one day in August when he heard a huge explosion and saw plumes of black smoke outside his window in the Macroryan area of Kabul city. It was a moment of terror.


Clearing the way for development by clearing land mines
September 14, 2015
When a conflict ends and the visible threats move out, it is often assumed all potential danger has moved on too.


Save the date: APPG Explosive Weapons with Minister Tobias Ellwood MP 13 October 2015
September 14, 2015
Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood MP will address The first meeting of the new APPG on Explosive Weapons on Tuesday 13th October.

Britain to gift more counter-IED help to Pakistan
September 13, 2015
Britain plans to gift Pakistan spare parts and other equipment to support counter-explosive equipment previously given to the country.


US and EULEX personnel hold explosive ordnance training event
September 13, 2015
Explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East and security officers from the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo Close Protection Force worked together to teach and learn inspection techniques during a daylong training event…


Common EOD Robot Advances to Integration
September 11, 2015
Naval Sea Systems Command announced the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) Increment One approval for integration after a contract was awarded Aug. 31.

Global defence and security focuses on DSEI
September 10, 2015
With just under two weeks to go Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), the world-leading integrated event for the display of aerospace, land, maritime and security capabilities, is set to provide a unique global business development platform.


Operation Llama Fury: Joint base training aims to standardize AFSC
September 9, 2015
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from three nearby bases descended upon Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for Operation Llama Fury, a weeklong training operation…


3 powerful IEDs recovered in Chhattisgarh
September 8, 2015
Security forces on Monday recovered three powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) suspected to have been planted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

Turkish special forces enter Iraq to fight Kurdish militants
September 8, 2015
Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq in pursuit of guerrillas from the outlawed Kurdish group the PKK yesterday, as the renewed fighting in the south-east of the country escalated.

Canadian Armed Forces Selects Chemring Technology Solutions’ Breach MC Radio Frequency Initiator
September 7, 2015
The Canadian Department of National Defence has selected Chemring Technology Solutions‘ Breach MC radio frequency initiator for use by the Canadian Armed Forces.


International police agencies focus on countering growing threat of IEDs to civilians
September 4, 2015
Improvised explosive devices aren’t just a significant threat to soldiers on the battlefield, but they’re also a leading killer of civilians worldwide, Interpol’s secretary general said this week in a news interview in Australia…


General: Turkey’s Help Extends Inherent Resolve’s Reach
September 4, 2015
Turkey’s help in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has broadened the reach of the coalition, Marine Corps Brig. Gen Kevin J. Killea, chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said today.


Empowering Afghan citizens to counter IED threats
September 3, 2015
KABUL, Afghanistan – According to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, in the first six months of 2015, 22 percent of Afghan civilian causalities stemmed from improvised explosive devices.


The politics of banning cluster bombs
September 3, 2015
Forty years after the United States stopped its indiscriminate bombardment of Indochina, the scars remain.

KIDEC The Official Kuwait MOD’s Exhibition KIDEC Is Set For February 22-25, 2016
September 1, 2015
Kuwait International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2016 (KIDEC) is an international security, aerospace, and defense industry trade show that is held every two years in Kuwait.