The UK government has announced a ban on the export to Iraq and Afghanistan of some so-called "bomb detectors".From the BBC (h/t PodBlack Cat).
It follows an investigation by the BBC's Newsnight programme which found that one type of "detector" made by a British company cannot work.
The Iraqi government has spent $85m on the ADE-651 and there are concerns that they have failed to stop bomb attacks that have killed hundreds of people.
The ban on the ADE-651 and other similar devices starts next week.
Friday, January 22, 2010
UK forced to take action on phony bomb detectors