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US Army developing system to allow Soldiers to see buried bombs for route clearance

The Army is developing technology that visually alerts Soldiers to hidden explosives in the ground rather than just providing them an audible notification during...

US Government Approves Next Gen Counter IED System

In today’s rapidly changing battlespace, our adversaries are using technology to their advantage to turn the most commonplace devices into explosives. The U.S. Navy...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...