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Northrop to Provide Dismounted IED Jammers for US Marines

Northrop to Provide Dismounted IED Jammers for US Marines

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) to provide electronic jamming backpack systems to counter the threat of roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Under the Counter Radio-controlled IED Electronic Warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation Capable, or […]


Adding more tools to counter-improvised explosive device toolbox

Adding more tools to counter-improvised explosive device toolbox

For years, route clearance patrols have helped keep the streets of Afghanistan safe from improvised explosive devices. U.S. Army combat engineers scour the country every day looking for IEDs, not just to ensure safe travel for military convoys, but also […]


Bomb-detecting lasers could improve security checkpoints

Bomb-detecting lasers could improve security checkpoints

Michigan State University research has put the possibility of bomb-detecting lasers at security checkpoints within reach. In the current issue of Applied Physics Letters, Marcos Dantus, MSU chemistry professor and founder of BioPhotonic Solutions, has developed a laser that can […]


EOD supports Afghan Army’s counter-IED training

EOD supports Afghan Army’s counter-IED training

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army’s EOD team from the 4th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, with running a counter […]


Sandia Offers Non-explosive Fertilizer Formula

A Sandia engineer who trained U.S. soldiers to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has developed a fertilizer that helps plants grow but can’t detonate a bomb. It’s an alternative to ammonium nitrate, an agricultural staple that is also the raw […]


JLENS-Mounted Sensors Observe Mock-IED Demo

JLENS-Mounted Sensors Observe Mock-IED Demo

A recent demonstration proved that operators can observe surface moving targets — including a terrorist role-player planting an improvised explosive device — in real time using a Raytheon Company (RTN) MTS-B Multi-Spectral Targeting System mounted on the JLENS. During the […]


Counter IED Lab Saves Lives in Afghanistan

Counter IED Lab Saves Lives in Afghanistan

Of all the weapons deployed by terrorists the improvised explosive device (IED) is the most effective, causing more combat casualties than any other method of attack in Afghanistan. NATO Exploitation Level Two for C-IED requires intermediate processing of information in […]


Congress told IEDs will remain ‘weapon of choice’ for decades

Congress told IEDs will remain ‘weapon of choice’ for decades

Improvised explosive devices and the networks that use these asymmetric weapons, will remain an enduring threat to U.S. forces and the nation for decades to come, the Defense Department’s top counter-IED official told lawmakers, Sept. 20. “The IED (improvised explosive […]


Threat of Terrorist IED’s Growing, Expanding, General Says

Threat of Terrorist IED’s Growing, Expanding, General Says

The threat posed by crude homemade bombs known as improvised explosive devices is growing and spreading across the globe, and will be the terrorists’ weapon of choice for decades, the commander of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization said […]


 
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