CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • France, UK, advance offboard MCM demonstrator

    Key Points France and the United Kingdom are moving to the next stage of their joint offboard mine-countermeasures programme Two prototype systems are due for delivery in 2019 France and the United Kingdom have formally committed to proceed with the next stages of the joint Maritime Mine

  • AUSA 2016: Harris showcases T7 EOD robot with haptic feedback

    Harris has introduced a new robot designed to search and defuse improvised explosive devices (IED) such as car bombs, keeping explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel out of harm's way. The T7 EOD system is a next-generation ground robot with an arm and gripper (called a manipulator) that can

  • North Korea 'setting up nuclear backpack attack units', says report

    Top soldiers from North Korea's military have reportedly been selected to serve on units that would carry nuclear devices in backpacks and detonate them behind enemy lines in the event of a war. On 29 August Radio Free Asia cited an unnamed source in North Korea as saying that: "Outstanding

  • North Korea lays land mines near border to prevent defections, says report

    North Korea's military has been laying anti-personnel mines along its side of the inter-Korean border in recent months, presumably to prevent its own soldiers from defecting, Yonhap news agency quoted government sources as saying on 23 August. More than 4,000 land mines have been buried along the

  • Eurosatory 2016: Iveco Defence Vehicles unveil new generation LMV

    Based on its experience in the design, development and production of the Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) Iveco Defence Vehicles have developed the LMV 2, which is being shown for the first time at Eurosatory 2016. While the LMV 2 is physically similar to the current export vehicle, it is essentially


  • 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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  • Scorpion jet performs first weapons trials

    Textron AirLand conducted the first air-to-surface weapons trials of its Scorpion jet during a series of live-firings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in mid-October. The firings, which took place from 10 to 14 October and announced on 19 October, saw the Scorpion fire the Lockheed