About the Report


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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Explosive detection technology gets cash boost
April 30, 2015
Almost £2m will be injected into a new European project to defeat explosive threats through enhanced detection technologies.
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NP Morgan Advanced Materials press release photo_smallMorgan helps set new world record at London Marathon 2015
April 28, 2015
Major Iain Church has broken the world record time for completing a marathon wearing a bomb disposal suit. The suit was supplied by Morgan Advanced Materials.
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Denmark acknowledges Pak role in counter-terrorism
April 23, 2015
Risalpur—Denmark ambassador to Islamabad Jesper Moller Sorensen on Wednesday said Pakistan was playing a key role in countering terrorism and his country would never forget its great sacrifices in fight against the scourge.
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Next generation EDS delivering enhanced performance and throughput
April 20, 2015
The development of Real Time Tomography has been heralded as a breakthrough technical innovation in aviation baggage screening – one that is particularly important in light of the EU’s new Standard 3. Airport Business’ Ross Falconer visited Rapiscan, where Frederic Brouiller, Vice President Sales Aviation, Rapiscan Systems, explained more about the technology.
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CIA arrests one suspect, recovers two tons of explosives in Faisalabad
April 18, 2015
The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) recovered two tons of explosive material and arrested one suspect from Faisalabad today (Saturday),
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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.
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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.
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