Category Archives: Counter Terror

QinetiQ working with the Transportation Security Administration

QinetiQ working with the Transportation Security Administration

Visitors to this year’s DSEI will be the first to see the latest incarnation of QinetiQ’s SPO security threat detection system, currently in development with the USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Under a $2.86m contract awarded last year, QinetiQ is working with the TSA to develop SPO-NX; the next generation of Passive Millimetre Wave (PMMW)

Turkish Warning

Turkish Warning

Turkish Warning ISIS have published what they describe as a “final warning to Turkey” in a video online.  A Turkish jihadist from Bursa delivered the video message. ISIS had carefully chosen him as Bursa is the old capital of the Ottoman Empire and is a conservative support base for the ruling AKP party. Immediately following

Morpho receives $6million order from CATSA

Morpho receives $6million order from CATSA

Morpho receives $6million order from CATSA Morpho (Safran) has announced that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has ordered five CTX™ explosives detection systems (EDS) valued at $6 million. Part of a five-year standing offer announced in 2013, Morpho Detection recently delivered two compact CTX 5800™ and will supply three high-speed CTX 9800 DSi™

Turkish tourist areas at risk

Turkish tourist areas at risk

Turkish tourist areas at risk The Turkish government has begun a massive coordinated anti ISIS campaign that included bombing ISIS targets inside Syria, arresting hundreds across Turkey, especially in Istanbul, and blocking pro-ISIS websites on the internet. The Turkish political and military leadership struck back against ISIS in retaliation for the suicide bomb attack in

ISIS target Italy

ISIS target Italy

The Italian authorities arrested 10 terror suspects over the past 24 hours in several cities including Rome and Milan. They linked two suspects to a planned terrorist plot on Italian soil and the rest to an ISIS recruitment ring. “This is the first investigation in Italy concerning ISIS and one of the first in Europe,”

ISIS plans for Tunisia

ISIS plans for Tunisia

ISIS plans for Tunisia ISIS formally claimed responsibility for the appalling lone wolf attack in Tunisia carried out by Seifeddine Rezgui aka Abu Yahya Qayrawani in a statement released on Saturday. Qayrawani committed the atrocity 4 days after the ISIS spokesman Al Adnani said “make this a month of victories…a month of disasters, defeats and disgrace for

Global civilian casualties from explosive weapons rise

Global civilian casualties from explosive weapons rise

Global civilian casualties from explosive weapons rise for the third year running New data released today by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) shows that global civilian deaths and injuries in 2014 from explosive weapons have gone up for a third consecutive year. In 2014, 41,847 people were killed or injured by explosive weapons – of these

Bahrain threatened by IS militants

Bahrain threatened by IS militants

Bahrain threatened by IS militants Reports have been received at SecurityMiddleEast.com that IS have made several covert and overt threats against Shia mosques in Bahrain over the past 48 hours. The Bahraini security services fear that IS might have turned its attention to Bahrain in IS’s attempts to escalate sectarian tensions within the GCC countries.