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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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Ashton Carter: US Apache Helicopters Engage in Fight Against Islamic State Organization in Iraq

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said commanders in Iraq have begun to use the Boeing-built Apache helicopters from the U.S. in support of the campaign against the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Tuesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter told reporters during his trip to Brussels Monday that President Barack Obama …

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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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JIDA Aims to Detect Suicide Bombers Through New System

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency has funded the development of a platform that works to detect improvised explosive devices, the Army website reported Sunday. C. Todd Lopez writes the Standoff Suicide Bomb Detection System consists of a terahertz imager and long-wave and mid-wave infrared imaging sensors to screen individuals for IEDs. …

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US Army Engineers Develop Guide, Training Course to Expedite Analysis of IED-Caused Craters; Jay Ehrgott Comments

Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have created a guide and a training course designed to help frontline servicemen speed up the analysis of craters caused by improvised explosive devices, the Army website reported May 20. David Vergun writes ERDC has partnered with the Joint IED …

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