CSOCC-IED Staff Officer Course 21.1

From 28 June – 2 July the C-IED Staff Officers Course (CSOC) 21.2 was conducted in the C-IED COE in Madrid. With nineteen participants from CAN, CZE, DNK, ESP, FRA, GRC, HUN, ITA, NLD, NOR, SWE, from services of Navy, Marines, Air Force and Army as well, there was a lot of differrent experience in the class. This allowed the students to have good discussions, establishing a very active and interactive picture of the audience throughout the whole course, especially during the practical excercises.


DomexDomex Course 21.1

The first iteration of the DOMEX Collection and Processing in Support to Attack the Networks Course in 2021 (iteration 21.1) took place from 7 to 18 June 2021, at the C-IED CoE premises (Hoyo de Manzanares) and the “San Marcial Division” Headquarters (Burgos), in Spain. The two-weeks course covered overall DOMEX disciplines, including DOCEX, MEDEX and CELLEX, as well as UAV exploitation procedures, by lectures focused on scene analysis, forensics and collection, and processing of information gathered from items

The second week of the course faced practical scenarios where the instructors helped students developing the skills needed as DOMEX specialists. Students run through different scenarios simulating a complete incident environment, starting with receiving the task, being deployed to incident site, conducting the scene investigation, processing the items collected and finalizing with a basic analysis to understand the complete process. The support received by the “San Marcial Division” HQ, Spanish SOF Command, PIAM, USAREUR-AF and Spanish National Police have being highly appreciated and added value to fulfill the training requirements providing to the students skills in a high operational environment. The program allows to develop national capabilities filling the existing training gaps across the NATO countries and its partners.

WITWeapon Intelligence Team Course 21.1

The first iteration of the NATO WIT Course 2021 took place between 11 May and 28 May in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania. The course was hosted by Romanian Engineering and EOD Training Center, as part of the VNCF WIT Training 2021 Executing Agent Agreement. The course has a duration of three weeks, and covers overall IED exploitation subjects, including make-up and type of IEDs, forensics, photography, terrorist tactical design, S-UAS collection, DOMEX basic concepts and skills and post blast collection and analysis.

The course includes as well a very complete practical phase, through which the instructors help developing the skills needed for WIT operators. Students pass through a complete incident battle rhythm, starting with receiving of the task, being deployed to incident site and conducting the scene investigation, producing WIT reports and finalizing next day with a briefing for the TF Commander. VNCF instrument has proven again being a very powerful tool to fulfill the NATO Operational requirements as well to provide nations with a high standard accredited training. The program allows nations to join in an international pool all the needed trainers (and related knowledge) filling the existing gaps in most nations without too much burden to each one.

LL WSAnalyst Note book Users Course 21.2

From 07 to 11 June 2021, the C-IED CoE facilities hosted and supported to the ANUC (21.2 iteration). The program and the different tasks were fully completed and appreciated by the attendants that fostered the easy learning and dynamic accomplish the performance of the exercises and assorted topics.

The students’ opinion related to the course were “very useful, interesting and fruitful enough for their professional interest and daily task at work”. Besides, the managing of the C-IED plugging within the cases study were very appreciated by students.

The course ended with the ceremony of formal diplomas, issued by the CoE Director.

On 09th June 2021, the Workshop of the Defense Against Terrorism Program of Work (DAT POW), managed by Emergent Security Challenges Division/NATO HQ was held online. The event was intended to monitor status of the ongoing projects, main events and activities regarding DAT POW. Up to 18 briefings were done in DAT areas as Harbor/Force protection, C-IED/EOD, CBRN, EW, C-UAS, Biometrics and Technical Exploitation.

Members of the C-IED COE briefed on three topics as the successful PRINSE-APC Research project on Protection of Infrastructures and Systems Against Explosions – Advanced Protective Coatings finished at the end of May 2021 and other main events as the next Technical Exploitation in Water Environment Seminar, 6-8 July 2021 and the C-IED Interagency Workshop, 26-28 October 2021.

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