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1- Counter-IED Report Winter 2014-15 front coverWelcome the new Counter-IED Report website, one-stop information and news source for Counter-IED professionals worldwide. The Counter-IED Report is a specialist, subscription-based publication, which serves as an information source to communicate the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The aim of the Counter-IED Report is to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. The report is published in print, eBook and PDF formats, and distributed worldwide. The distribution is tailored to the highly engaged audience of EOD, CIED, CBRNe, Defence, Law Enforcement, CT and Security professionals and senior decision makers in government, public and private sectors. Additional print copies of the Report are also distributed at the relevant Defence and Security events through our Media Partnership Programme.

Latest News

Blast in St. Petersburg busy street injures granny
October 8, 2015
A 66-year-old Russian woman was reportedly injured in an explosion of what is thought to have been a homemade bomb she was carrying in St. Petersburg on Thursday. A second explosive device was reportedly destroyed by security services.

Booz Allen Hamilton Wins $937 Million DOD Global Threat Mitigation Program to Strengthen National Security Interests and Protect U.S. Armed Forces
October 7, 2015
As the nature and frequency of 21st century physical and cyber security threats facing the United States continue to evolve, Booz Allen Hamilton remains at the forefront in support of the armed forces’ new missions, adoption of innovative technologies, and tackling of acquisition and budgeting challenges focused on Warfighters’ needs.

Marines foil bombing attempt in Jolo, Sulu
October 6, 2015
The Philippine military on Monday night foiled a bomb attempt in Jolo, Sulu, after soldiers discovered an explosive device hidden in a bunch of lansones left by the roadside.

Brazil Police Safely Detonate Bomb Found In Heart Of Sao Paulo
October 6, 2015
Police on Monday detonated an explosive device discovered at a taxi stand in Brazil’s largest city, thereby averting a potential national disaster.

Exercise Dugong 2015: Mine warfare scenario played out by Navy clearance divers in Hobart
October 5, 2015
Hobart will be treated as though it were a post war zone by Navy clearance divers taking part in Exercise Dugong, an annual training operation lasting two weeks.

Flying IEDs: The Next Evolution in Warfare?
October 3, 2015
Over the course of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, roadside Improvised Explosive Devices have become the scourge of the United States military’s ordinance disposal units.

Cambodia hosts INTERPOL training against smuggling of chemicals
October 2, 2015
The illegal movement of chemical and explosive materials by criminals and terrorists, tied to the transit of radicalized individuals between conflict zones within and outside Southeast Asia.

Deadly parcel bombs rock southern China region of Guangx
October 1, 2015
Emergency services rushed to the scenes of the blasts, which caused severe damage to buildings and vehicles, it said. The first occurred around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Security forces on anti-Naxal operations face 40% increase in IED attacks
October 1, 2015
Security forces deployed for anti-Naxal operations in Left Wing Extremism affected states of the country are witnessing a 40 per cent spurt in attacks carried out through use of IEDs or hidden landmines by Maoists.

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, 2015
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.”

Roads re-opened following discovery of suspect device in Ranelagh
September 28, 2015
The Army bomb disposal team attended a suspect device in the Ranelagh area of south Dublin this afternoon.

Army personnel defuses 148 improvised bombs in Afghanistan
September 27, 2015
The Afghan army has found and defused 148 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines throughout the country within the past four days, said the country ‘s Defense Ministry on Sunday.

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.


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.

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.

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 at Tuesday 13th October.

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.

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…

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

PrimeTech provides a PT-300 D:Mine, tracked demining vehicle to Civil Defence in Bosnia
August 24, 2015
In December 2014, following a tender for a demining machine, the Bosnian Civil Defence selected a PT-300 D: Mine, produced by PrimeTech, Italy’s division of the FAE Group.

Indra To Develop Forensic Analysis Lab For Counter-IEDs
August 10, 2015
Indra has won a €4 million contract to develop new forensic analysis laboratories for Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) used in terrorist attacks.

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.

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.

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.

New global advocate Daniel Craig looks to boost UN’s ‘incredible work’ on mine action
April 14, 2015
After designating the renowned actor Daniel Craig as the first United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the current James Bond for his commitment to supporting the UN’s vision of a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war.

C-IED-Report-at-UNOG-meeting-Geneva-April-2015The Counter-IED Report presents a paper at the Amended Protocol II Group of Experts Meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
April 14, 2015
The Counter-IED Report team at Delta Business Media, was invited to present a paper at the Amended Protocol II Group of Experts Meeting at the United Nations on 9th and 10th of April 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.