The NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence (C-IED CoE) organizes the C-IED Technology Workshop (TWS) along three days on biannual basis.
The aim of the C-IED Technology Workshop (C-IED TWS) intends to provide the C-IED community of interest an in-depth overview of the latest technologies supportive to C-IED and Counter Improvised Threat (CIT), and to facilitate communication among participants from the above mention communities in order to meet operational needs with technological solutions.
The C-IED TWS is an ideal environment for defining end-user requirements as well as exchanging information and gaining knowledge on the tools being developed to face the evolving threat from IEDs and Threat Networks. In summary, the C-IED Technology Workshop aims to enhance cooperation between the multinational C-IED communities.
The scheme of the event will consist of a set of panels, based on lectures followed by further discussion periods to let delegates interact. Attendees will have also the opportunity to receive direct information from companies about current and future proposals to facilitate C-IED/CIT capability enhancing.
In the last C-IED Technology Workshop (Oct 2017) several panels were presented through analysing the following selected topics;
- Multinational & national C-IED Research & Development (R&D) initiatives;
- Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS);
- IED detection;
- Technical Exploitation/Forensics.
During C-IED TWS attendees can walk around exhibitors’ area and to watch live demos.
The C-IED Technology Workshop is an excellent meeting point to gather experts from military, law enforcement, industry and academia to enable an exchange of views and troubleshooting of the various technology issues and capability gaps dealing with the IED threat. Increasing communication between the relevant communities of interest in this way will support the network of subject matter experts in their efforts to collectively solve future problems.