CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • RE2 inflatable underwater manipulator arm heads to Phase II

    RE2 Robotics was awarded a Phase II small business innovation research award to develop an inflatable underwater dual manipulator system for the US Navy (USN) Office of Naval Research (ONR) on 7 February 2017. The robotic underwater manipulator arms are being developed to bring

  • Avenger joins EOD fray

    Med-Eng has launched a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) focused on explosive ordnance disposal (EOD). The Avenger platform was developed and manufactured by ICP NewTech and features a clean-sheet design based on feedback from EOD operators, with specific capability aims of conducting EOD

  • Five-nation project for multimode IED detection to get off ground soon

    A five-nation European research consortium will soon receive funding to work on a counter-improvised explosive device (IED) project for route clearance that, if successful, would leap ahead of today's techniques, enabling much faster and more comprehensive detection and disposal of IED threats.

  • Global Clearance Solutions launches new mine clearance platform

    Switzerland-based Global Clearance Solutions has unveiled the first of three new unmanned ground vehicles, which are focused on the mine clearance role. The GCS-100 is the smallest of the systems and is intended for military and security customers, as well as non-governmental organisations. In

  • Chile progresses de-mining Bolivian border

    Chile has removed mines from 70% of its borders, the government has announced. Santiago has pledged by 2020 to remove all mines placed in the early years of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet's regime that ran from 1973-90. So far 39 of 56 areas along the Bolivian-Chilean border have been cleared,


  • Chemical warfare threat continues to evolve

    As improvised chemical weapons attacks become increasingly common, greater training and awareness are needed for responders on the ground. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon examines some of the lessons to be learnt from chemical weapons use in Syria and Iraq.
  • Borders vulnerable as peace stalls in Colombia

    Colombian voters have narrowly rejected a peace deal with the insurgent group FARC. Annette Idler surveys the prospects for security in the country's border regions.
  • Balancing act: Serbian Armed Forces update

    Serbia is one of few countries whose armed forces successfully co-operate with both Russia and the West, but while Belgrade insists on military neutrality, just how much longer this will be tolerated remains to be seen. Gerrard Cowan reports
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  • Finland buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

    Finland will purchase K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from South Korea, the country's defence ministry (MoD) confirmed on 17 February. According to the MoD announcement, Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö has approved the purchase of 48 former South Korean Army K9s at a cost of
  • BAE Systems looks to alter atmosphere to protect forces

    BAE Systems is working on a concept that could potentially defend aircraft against high-powered laser weapons or extend the reach of a radar well beyond current capabilities by heating up small areas of the atmosphere. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept works by simulating