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Army to Develop Airborne Bomb Squad to Address Global Contingencies; Aaron Golson Comments

The U.S. Army is working to establish an airborne bomb squad with the capacity to respond to global contingencies as fast as the 82nd Airborne Division and the Global Response Force, Army Times reported Wednesday. Meghann Myers writes the 767th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion have completed the Army’s first conventional …

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DoD IG Conducts Research on Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency Program Deployment Strategy

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has conducted a study on the Joint Improvised‑Threat Defeat Agency‘s management of rapid deployment of strategies on the battlefield. An IG audit report published Tuesday says JIDA has not finalized 8 out of 95 counter-improvised explosive device systems valued at $112.5 million due to a lack of collected data available for …

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DoD Requests Additional Funds to Combat Islamic State Group’s Drones

The Defense Department has requested $20 million in funds from Congress to counter drone threats posed by the Islamic State organization in addition to the existing $189.7 million budget to combat hostile networks, Defense News reported Saturday. Jen Judson writes DoD would put the money into the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund to buy tools …

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Lt. Col. Anthony Barbina: US Army Supports Counter-IED Programs in Africa

U.S. Army Africa officials have said the military organization is helping to train African soldiers to detect and counter improvised explosive devices, Army Times reported Tuesday. Michelle Tan writes U.S.’ African allies asked for assistance from USARAF to carry out IED threat awareness training and mitigation operations as Islamic militant groups increase their use of homemade …

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Marine Corps Engineer School Updates Counter-IED Curriculum to Address Troop Readiness Requirements

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ engineer school has developed a new curriculum to train warfighters to counter improvised explosive device threats, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Matthew Schehl writes that USMC looks to provide units with hands-on field training and tailored intelligence based on the geographic area the squads are assigned to, using lessons …

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