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By George McKerrow With IEDs being frequently employed by both sides of the Russia-Ukraine war, George McKerrow writes that C-IED training, knowledge, and equipment must be prioritized. There seems to be a prevailing thought that improvised explosive devices...
By CBNW Magazine Former U.S. Army Special Forces Engineer Ryan Hendrickson recounts how an incident with an IED in Afghanistan in 2010 led to him helping war-torn Ukraine remove landmines in 2024. Can you tell me more about...

IEDs and Terrorism: An Update

By Andy Oppenheimer The threat of IEDs implanted and detonated by terrorist groups had appeared to have declined slightly since 2018. That said, some reporting...

Demining Mountains: Tajikistan’s Struggle Against Landmine Contamination 

By Patrick Norén CBNW Magazine Editor Patrick Norén discusses landmine and ERW contamination in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Tajikistan. A decade of instability following...

IEDs: Live Agent and Delivery System Developments

By Fritz Pfeiffer Researcher at the Büro für Umweltgeologie & Sicherheitsforschung in Germany Fritz Pfeiffer discusses results from recent IED trials with simulants and the...

Weapons Technical Intelligence Laboratory 

By Indra Australia Indra delivers two deployable forensic laboratories for the analysis of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are the major source of...

Thermobarics and Depleted Uranium: Pushing out the Conventional Envelope 

By Andy Oppenheimer With Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine extending well into its second year, Andy Oppenheimer reviews the deployment of weapons on the edge...

IED Threats: An Update 

By Andy Oppenheimer While attacks using IEDs (improvised explosive devices) have declined in the past year, they remain a weapon of choice for violent Jihadist...

How the International Committee of the Red Cross Responds to Weapon Contamination

By Laurent Robert et co. The ICRC’s Weapon Contamination (WeC) Unit provides crucial assistance in areas where explosive weapons pose a significant threat. Conducting clearance activities...

A UGV for Extreme CBRNe Situations – A Case Study

By Zvonko Orehovec Colonel (Ret.) Zvonko Orehovec, Chief Technical Expert at DOK-ING, talks about remotely controlled, unmanned ground-based vehicles (UGVs) that can be used in...

Cyprus’s Thin Green Line

By Mr. David Oliver, Former Deputy Editor of CBNW Almost 50 years since the island of Cyprus has been divided into the Republic of Cyprus...

Persisting challenges in demining in post conflict areas

By Brig. Gen. Basant K Ponwar, Inspector General of Chhattisgarh Police and Director Counter Terrorism & Jungle Warfare College, Kanker, India In the 19th century Alfred Nobel...

Explosive Precursor Chemicals

Dr. Kirk Yeager warns us of possible CBRNe terrorist attacks using explosives. Ever since the discovery of high explosives, bombers have subverted these materials to lash...

Mine Action Activities in Armenia

By Ms. Karine Shamiryan, Head of International Affairs, Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise, Armenia. Many countries and states of the world face the long-lasting...

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