EU project ENCOUNTER begins

MERail at Sheffield is a partner in the new EU research project ENCOUNTER. This project aims to assess current state of the art capability in both neutralisation of small scale improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and in mitigation of the effects of a detonated IED. Transport systems have previously been targeted with these devices and this work aims to reduce risk from IEDs in the urban environment. The project runs for 3 years, from 2012 until 2015.