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Australian SilverShield to Protect Afghan Security Vehicles from IEDs
The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will soon equip their vehicles with a newly developed Australian made counter-IED device called ‘SilverShield’. According to a contract awarded by the Australian defense ministry to L-3 Micreo, the company will deliver 13,000 communications jammer units to the Afghan forces, bringing the total sales of Australian C-IED jammers to Afghanistan to A$85 million.
World’s First Explosive Detection Drone Unveiled at Israel’s HLS & Cyber...
Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. SpectroDrone employs LDS’s patented standoff gated laser spectroscopy techniques, proven to detect a wide range of explosive and hazardous materials at distances of several meters.
Robot Mounted GroundEye Sensor Set to Combat Hidden IEDs
Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem unveiled at Eurosatory an IED detection platform based in Raytheon UK GroundEye sensor system, integrated on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem.
New C-IED Jammer for the French Army
The ECLIPSE C-IED jammer recently completed qualification testing with the French Defense Procurement and Technology Agency (DGA), under the BARAGE program.
Milipol 2015: Unmanned Vehicles for Homeland Security
A collection of photos taken at Milipol 2015 depicting new unmanned systems, payloads and robotics spotted by Defense Update team at the event.
German army to equip combat vehicles with smart IED Jammers
Airbus Defense & Space was awarded a contract worth several million euros to supply the german Army with 36 VPJ-R6 'smart' C-IED jammers for its armored vehicles. The new devices use ultra-fast 'SMART' Responsive Jamming Technology selectively jamming threats frequencies while maintaining the rest of the radio band open for friendly communications
Scientists hack a 25 year old chemical sensor into dual-use explosives...
Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Centre (ECBC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground assisted by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Smith Detection, demonstrated recently how a standard chemical agent detector can be hacked into an explosive material detection sensor. The modified device can already detect roughly a dozen compounds including TNT, RDX and EGN. Future efforts could increase the number of detectable compounds.
New LIDAR for the TALON
QinetiQ North America is unveiling at AUSA a new version of its TALON counter IED robot. The TALON V is designed to be stronger, more versatile and interoperable with third party components that gives the soldier more flexibility and options to carry out the mission at hand.
Israeli smart multi-sensor counters IEDs
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing a advanced Counter IED and Mine Suite (CIMS) designed to protect route clearance and lead elements spearheading combat manoeuvre forces operating in areas challenged by IED and mine.
JIEDDO challenges industry to seek IEDs under roads
A challenge-based acquisition project was aimed at denying enemy access to implant improvised explosive devices in road culverts.
Counter-IED techniques to be demonstrated at the Counter Terror Expo in...
C-IED demonstration zone at the Counter Terror Expo to highlight how technology is keeping ahead of this ever present, ever changing threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
Royal Air Force’s II(AC) Squadron foils insurgent bombers in Afghanistan
The following event demonstrates the force protection role of Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 strike fighters supporting ground forces in Afghanistan. On a recent...
IAI Develops an Advanced Counter-Mine & IED UGV
Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Ramta's Division is developing an unmanned ground penetrating radar sensor designed to detect deep buried and surface-laid mines and Improvised...
New Detectors Could Turn Smartphones into Explosive Detectors
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed a technology to fabricate a sensor that could detect chemical substances traces in gaseous or...