International Concept Development and Experimentation ConferenceInternational Concept Development and Experimentation Conference

The International Concept Development and Experimentation Conference took place in Madrid from 29th to 31th of October with the participation of 2 SME of the C-IED CoE. This annual event has been organized by the SACT HQ, joining 250 expertise professional belonging to different Agencies, Industries, Universities and NATO Units. The structure of the whole conference was one day of general addresses by guest lecturers and the other two days, the attendants were divided into eight panels, representing different trending topics. The intention was to share, analyze and promote technical experiments by specific forums attended by well versed people. The scope of this conference was that the speakers and the SME,s had the opportunity to interchange updated information and projects, sharing personal experiences, procedures, initiatives and challenges to face, during the panel sessions. Finally, findings and proposals for the upcoming meeting raised commonly; besides, the networking opportunity was very active and successful, strengthening links and consolidating ties with very different professionals working in new technologies, big data development, artificial intelligence and new concept exploration.



4th NATO Commander’s Counter Marauding Terrorist Attack (CC-MTA) Course4th NATO Commander’s Counter Marauding Terrorist Attack (CC-MTA) Course

The C-IED Ordnance School in Ireland, located in the Curragh Military Camp in Kildare Co. (Ireland), ran the 4th CC-MTAC (Commander’s Counter Marauding Terrorist Attack Course) from 29th September to 4th of October 2019.

It is a Basic Course for Commanders, for the management of terrorist attacks type "Amok" (attack or kill with 'blind anger'), so the course try to study and understand how to improve and help the command with his/her first steps and decisions to be taken, after that terrorist attack had occurred, when the chaos and the impact is so harsh that people hardly can manage the situation as a consequence of high level of stress.



NATO CIED Attack the Network Operational Course (AtNOC)NATO CIED Attack the Network Operational Course (AtNOC)

Based on both COEs POWs 2019, C-IED COE in collaboration with the Defence Against Terrorism COE conducted a new iteration of the Attack the Network Operational Course in the period of 7-18 October 2019 supported also by Subject Matter Experts from JIDO and USAREUR.

In the interest of avoiding redundancies and make AtN training more efficient, in support of NATO nations and its partners, C-IED COE (Madrid, ESP) and the DAT COE (Ankara, TUR) developed a common project that involves the cooperation between both E&TF. This course, although was led by the CIED COE and supported by DAT COE, was planned by both COEs in order to deliver the most complete, accurate, correct and up-to-date AtN training to the attendees.

The AtNOC intends to provide NATO Intelligence, Operations, Plans, Counter terrorism and C-IED Staff Officers and Senior Staff Assistants from upper tactical (LCC, MCC, ACC, SOCC) and operational level commands with the knowledge and skills to integrate the comprehensive AtN approach across the other HQ processes. Emphasis concentrates on providing AtN related Situational Awareness, recommending ways to engage all networks and an assessment on the engagement effects.



59th NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal Working Group59th NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal Working Group

The C-IED COE participated in the 59th NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Inter-service Working Group in Kiel, Germany from 21-25 October 2019. The Working Group began with National Heads of Delegation introductions, followed by outstanding action items from the previous meeting, multiple liaison reports from the participating organizations, and concluded with separate panel discussions.

The four main panels for the working group included the Doctrine, Policy, and Philosophy (DPP) Panel, the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedure (TTP) Panel, Information Panel, and the EOD in the Maritime Environment (EME) Panel. The C-IED COE participated in the DPP panel for two days and provided input to the Terms of Reference (TOR), and the way forward for AEODP-10 and AEODP-13.

The conclusion of the working group focused on panel chairs discussing their panel outcomes and way ahead. The 60th NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Inter-service Working Group will take place in Oslo, Norway from 4-8 May 2020.





CSOCCIED Staff Officer Course 19-3

From 21-25 October 2019 the C-IED Staff Officers Course (CSOC) 19.3 was conducted in the C-IED COE in Madrid. With participants from 13 different NATO and the 7 NNN (Non NATO Nations) there was a lot of army experience in the class. A large portion of the attendandees came from the NATO Command and NATO Force Structure. Having representatives from these headquarters in the course was a great benefit.





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