4th C-IED Technology Workshop, Madrid, SPAIN, 01-03 Oct 2019
During three days, from 1st to 3rd October 2019, the 4th C-IED Technology Workshop 2019 (TWS19) organized by the C-IED COE has gather together more than 180 delegates coming from several national and international organizations, MoDs, Law Enforcement institutions, Research Centers, Industry and Academia in an open forum in order to provide an in-depth overview of the latest technologies supporting the C-IED fight, and to facilitate communication among participants trying to match current and potential operational needs with technological solutions.
The event provided a set of panels, based on presentations by 29 speakers from NATO Science and technology Organization, NATO Emerging Security and Challenges Division (ESCD was also the most important sponsor for the event), the European Defence Agency, United Nations Mine Action Service, US DoD, ESP and NLD MoDs, German Army Technical Centre for Weapons and Ammunition, French Military Explosives and Ammunition Centre, some national research centers as Romanian CCSA, Dutch TNO, Australia DS and Spanish INTA.
From Academia, universities of Oviedo, Burgos, Minho presented cutting-edge projects on C-IED and companies as INDRA and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) added a valuable point of view on implementing R&D solutions. SMEs from EOD and C-IED COEs briefed on R&D projects and others topics of panels. Briefings were followed by active discussions with audience. Panels have dealt with international and nationals initiatives of research and development in C-IED, Technical Exploitation for Operational Needs, Advanced Standoff Detection Technologies, Future C-UAS Solutions for IED Incidents and the last on IED Threat Mitigation-Current and Emerging Technologies.
Attendees have had also the opportunity to receive direct information from companies about current and future proposals to facilitate C-IED capability enhancing and to do an intensive networking for potential collaborations. An exhibition area with more than 15 companies (LEONARDO, NUANCE, SCANNA, Centum, IBATECH, INDRA, GDELS and others) was visited actively along workshop. On the second day live demos of some C-IED products and solutions were showed by TUBITAK BILGEM, EVERIS AND THERMO FISHER companies.
It´s to be pointed out that the C-IED Technology Workshops are always an opportunity for the C-IED Community of Interest to identify possible effective application of Research and Development in the C-IED field.