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  • 21 July 2017

    Clearance divers from the Royal Navy’s Faslane-based Northern Diving Group (NDG) helped recover historic World War Two bouncing bombs from the bottom of Loch Striven. On Wednesday, July 19, three of the famous “Highball” bombs broke the surface of the Argyll Loch for the first time in over 70 years. They were among an estimated 200 […]

  • 20 November 2017

    A team of Royal Navy divers was called upon to destroy a 500lb wartime bomb which was first dredged up and then dropped dangerously close to a major North Sea gas pipeline. The divers embarked aboard minehunter HMS Cattistock racing to the location 50 miles off the coast of Norfolk after a Dutch trawlerman hauled the […]

  • 20 January 2017

    Bomb disposal experts disposed of a World War II bomb found on Thursday night in the River Thames, in the vicinity of the Houses of Parliament. The bomb was unearthed by a dredger operating in the Thames near Victoria Embankment. After the bomb discovery, Metropolitan Police called Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts to London’s Westminster Bridge who eventually […]

  • 20 August 2013

    A Royal Naval ordnance disposal team from Plymouth has successfully detonated a large WW2 bomb found in a wood in the Channel Islands. The explosion off Guernsey created a huge 200-metre tall plume of sea water when the half-tonne air-dropped land mine was disposed of with a controlled explosion underwater on Sunday night. The Royal […]

  • 17 February 2017

    Dredging works in Portsmouth Harbour have once again unearthed a wartime bomb that was detonated by Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts on Friday morning. The British-made Armstrong Whitworth munition was found at 2am in the excavator head of a barge dredging the harbour. Dredgers have revealed at least four historic ordnance in the harbor since […]

  • 15 February 2018

    The Royal Navy has detonated a 500 kg WWII bomb which forced the London City Airport to cancel flights on Sunday and Monday. After a multi-day operation, the navy’s bomb disposal experts on February 14 detonated the bomb in the waters off the MOD’s Shoeburyness range. The historic ordnance was found in the George V […]

  • 28 April 2015

    Italian Navy disposed of a World War II bomb found off the coast of Sorrento. The bomb was lying at a depth of only 7 meters from the Marina del Cantone beach, near the local pier for pleasure boats. A preliminary survey operation, undertaken on April 21-22, showed that the bomb appeared wedged between small boulders and was partially covered with sand and vegetation, […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    F-35 Lightning fighter jets have dropped first test bombs during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The inert GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided precision bombs were dropped off the east coast of the USA, marking another significant milestone in the carrier’s trials. Adding the 500lb bombs to the jets for […]

  • 3 September 2018

    Royal Navy’s mine clearance divers have successfully disposed of a Second World War bomb. The operation was carried out off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on August 31. The WWII German bomb had been caught up in nets put out by fishermen in that area. After being called to the scene, the navy sent its […]

  • 12 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy explosive experts have on July 10 blown up a large German World War II bomb off Kent’s east coast. The 500lb device – dropped by enemy aircraft – was brought to the surface by a dredger on Sunday near the entrance to the port of Dover. It was taken three miles out to […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy’s bomb disposal experts made safe a World War Two bomb in Axminster, Devon on 3 June.   The Southern Dive Unit from Plymouth Royal Naval base in Devonport, were called by police after a home owner discovered the air-dropped German bomb when gardening. The explosive was largely inert and harmless because […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    A Royal Navy ordnance disposal team safely detonated a WW2 bomb in the South West on wednesday 7th. The team of four from the Southern Diving Unit 1 at HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, blew up the air-dropped bomb in-situ in a controlled explosion where it was found by contractors for SW Water laying a […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Palfinger Marine, a global manufacturer of marine, offshore and wind cranes, has deployed one of its cranes on Haithabu to undertake explosive tasks and protect the environment. Costing €10 million, the Haithabu is the new water body monitoring ship of Schleswig-Holstein’s Government-Owned Company for Coastal Protection, National Parks and Ocean Protection. Among numerous operations, the new multi-purpose […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Training & Education

    In an effort to stem work-related injuries and speed the assembly of munitions aboard aircraft carriers, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) spearheaded the development of a more efficient and ergonomic way to build bombs at sea, officials announced Nov. 6. The ONR-sponsored improvements will allow Sailors to move around more freely and assemble multiple […]

  • 8 April 2011

      Bomb disposal experts from HM Naval Base Clyde’s Northern Diving Group had a busy time of it recently when they were called out to three different bomb disposal tasks in a single day. Among the call-outs on 4 April 2011 was a trip close to home, the nearby Kirkmichael Estate in Helensburgh, where a […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The US Navy expressed willingness to assist  Australia in taking out bombs, which were mistakenly dropped into the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park a week ago, Reuters informed today. During the exercise Talisman Saber, performed near south Australian coast, the US aircraft were pushed to drop the bombs because they had identified civilian […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The bomb disposal team of the Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM) disposed of  three hand grenades found off the coast of Tarragona, Spain.   A diver located the bombs off Forti de la Reina, on Saturday, in a depth of about 3.5 meters. After the Civil Guard alerted the Operations Center and the Navy Maritime Surveillance in Cartagena, a team of […]

  • 17 November 2016

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a German World War II bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour during dredging work on Wednesday. The World War II device was found by a barge dredging the harbour – part of a raft of infrastructure upgrades taking place in readiness for the arrival of the Royal Navy’s new […]

  • 16 April 2013

    The US Navy has sent its explosive ordnance disposal unit from Naval Station Newport to Boston, Massachusetts to help investigate the bombing attack, according to Politico. On  Monday April  15th , two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, reports the The blasts killed three and injured […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to deliver the first serial FMU-139D/B, a new all-electronic bomb fuze suitable for many general purpose bombs. With the US Navy’s decision this January to authorize full rate production, the improved FMU-139D/B bomb fuze will increase performance and reliability. The FMU-139D/B replaces three legacy bomb fuzes […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Pembroke located nine WW2 bombs and mines in the murky waters off Kiel, Germany. The Faslane-based ship joined four other NATO vessels hunting for historic ordnance on the latest stage of her deployment with the international force. Wars past continue to occupy warships present as an international force of minehunters – […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Raytheon Company has completed delivery of more than 200 Paveway™ GBU-50 guidance kits to a European partner. The GBU-50 provides the 2,000-pound MK-84 or the BLU-109 penetrator with all-weather GPS navigation combined with precision terminal laser guidance. A full range of selectable terminal impact angles combined with a mature combat-proven, height-of-burst maximizes the capabilities of […]

  • 22 February 2017

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have been called in on Wednesday morning to deal with another unexploded Second World War device found in the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. The German SC250 bomb was found in the early hours of February 22 in the excavator head of a barge dredging the harbour – part of a raft of […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jets that are currently carrying out the third developmental test phase (DT-III) aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) reached a new milestone as the program completed weapons load testing on November 16. A group of the next-generation aircraft from Patuxent River Integrated Test Force tested flying qualities at […]

  • 10 May 2011
    Research & Development

      A planned undersea electricity cable could disturb more than a million tons of unexploded bombs, chemical and biological weapons, battleship… By Ted Purlain (bioprepwatch) [mappress] Source: bioprepwatch, May 10, 2011;

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Pembroke returned home on Thursday, April 23, to HM Naval Base Clyde following a four-month deployment. The Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel has been assigned to NATO’s Mine Counter Measures Group 1 since January this year, operating in the Baltic and North Sea. During the deployment, HMS Pembroke was […]

  • 30 September 2016

    An unexploded German 500kg bomb (WWII) was found on the seabed in Portsmouth Harbor on September 29, the Royal Navy has informed. Bomb disposal experts towed the device into open waters 1.5 miles east of the Isle of Wight during the night to dispose of it in a controlled explosion. The device was located by a barge carrying […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The G-3 weapons assembly division serves the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) mission by assembling the various kinds of ordnance needed for the approximately aircraft stationed aboard the ship.   While the various weapons divisions work independently, each weapons division plays a specific role to ensure the ship and its […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $56.4 million contract for repair works on the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared System used on the navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornets. ATFLIR is a targeting pod used on F/A-18s for electro-optical/infrared imagery and target detection for air-to-air and air-to-ground mission support. It provides the capability to detect, classify, and track, both air-to-air, and […]