CoEs LL WS 2019

CoEs LL WS 2019 CoEs LL WS 2019

From 25th to 27th March 2019, a CIED CoE representative attended to the CoE Lessons Learned Workshop 2019 organized in the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CIMIC CoE) facilities located in The Hague Netherlands. During these days a well-developed lessons learned capability is demonstrated in many CoEs, where they perform its own work effectively, efficiently and enable to better support their procedures and tasks. We had the chance to exchange knowledge to improve LL in our Centers, showing approaches and innovative ideas how to implement LL processes, possible structures, or define some roles in the respective area. Besides we establish and consolidate good relations with our colleges of LL in other CoEs and promote more collaboration in the future.



Visit of CSM 25 March 2019

BKE VESTVisit of CSM 25 March 2019

The Command Sergeant Major (CSM) from CHOD SP JOINT STAFF, Juan Carlos Martínez Fernández, visited the C-IED COE, Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid, on March 25th, 2019. He was officially invited by the Director of the C-IED COE. The main objective was to introduce himself and to meet with the Spanish NCOs and Enlisted personnel of the C-IED COE. The CSM was welcomed by the Director, the Senior ESP Officers and the Senior ESP NCOs. The visitor was briefed by the ESP NCOs about the main mission and tasks of the Centre and specifically in depth about the unique roles performed by the NCOs and Enlisted personnel assigned to the C-IED COE. The presentation was followed by an exposition of the CSM about his personal background and responsibilities as the CSM of the JOINT STAFF. A talk and debate tailed in at which the CSM gave answer to the most relevant issues affecting the NCOs and Enlisted specific posts and assignments in the Centre. A brief guided tour to the Centre premises took place prior to a short walk to the luncheon facilities of the military compound in Hoyo de Manzanares where the CSM had the opportunity to join the Coronel Director and the LTC, Head of Human Resources. During the formal lunch a protocol gift was presented to the visitor by the Director of the C-IED COE in remembrance of the occasion.



Final Presentation Project on Suicide Vests, 20 March 2019

BKE VESTFinal Presentation Project on Suicide Vests, 20 March 2019

Based on common cooperation between the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA) and the C-IED CoE the final and official presentation of the common research project on “Suicide Vests” has been held on 20th March 2019 in BKA HQ.The German Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) as leader of this project was supported by the German Army Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition (WTD-91) which was divided in two main phases, the first one focused on “outdoor tests” conducted in Germany and the last one on “indoor tests” in Spain. Indoor tests in ESP were supported by the C-IED COE, ESP MoD, ESP Navy (Marines) and ESP Academia. Six presentations regarding outdoor and indoor tests have been shown by participant organizations. Audience understood objectives, many tasks carried out along two years and also conclusions and recommendations on effects produced by suicide vests explosions in human beings, personnel protection equipment (PPE) and infrastructure. Common Research project on “Suicide Vests” has been a real an interagency C-IED research. It has been a short but very successful history of research cooperation among participants coming from German and Spanish Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, Governmental bodies, Academia and C-IED COE.



CSOC 19.1

CSOC 19.1CSOC 19.1

From 18-22 March 2019 the C-IED Staff Officers Course (CSOC) 19.1 was conducted in the C-IED COE in Madrid. This was the first of three iterations in 2019. The CSOC training audience had a mix of students working in the field of engineer, EOD, maneuver, and intelligence. Also the Spanish police attended the course. This resulted in a course in which students did not only learn from the instructors and mentors, but also from their fellow attendees. Like in the CSOC 18.3 this CSOC was supported by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) form a NATO Joint Force Command.



DAT Program of Work

The C-IED COE attended on 5th and 6th March 2019 the yearly DAT PoW Workshop to present the projects being developed during the year 2019: Protection of Infrastructures and Systems Against Explosions (PRINSE) and 4th Technology Workshop 2019. The Workshop was held in the framework of the Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) in London.