DCB Package for U.N./NATO Peacekeeping Training
On 6 February 2020, the C-IED CoE attended a conference in Entebbe, Uganda in support of NATO, the U.N., and UNMAS to discuss a possible DCB package for U.N. peacekeeping training. The conference was held at the RSCE (Regional Service Center Entrebbe). Discussed how the UN and NATO working together to support UNMAS project to teach U.N. EOD/IEDD standards to a few regional support centers in Africa to improve peacekeeping operations.
United Nations EOD Military Unit Manual Revision Workshop
From 3-7 February 2020, the C-IED COE hosted eight personnel on the revision of the United Nations EOD Military Munitions Manual (EODMUM). The group consisted of members from the C-IED COE, the NATO Liaison Office to the United Nations, officers from the Armed Forces of Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, and Brazil, along with United Nations personnel from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPO) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The purpose of the revision is to development a way forward with regards to transitioning the United Nations EOD from IED Threat Mitigation (IED-TM) to a broader C-IED strategy. The group facilitated this objective through the re-wording in the EODMUM from IED-TM to C-IED, revising the nine EOD Task, Condition, and Standards, and drafted a three page point paper highlighting the need for a new United Nations C-IED strategy.
At the conclusion of the revision workshop, NATO and the United Nations agreed to continue supporting this effort and to assist in other projects when requested.
3 JDEAL Special Training Course on Basic DOCEX
The Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL), within its course calendar, organized the “3rd JDEAL Special Training Course (JSTC) on Basic DOCEX” in Soesterberg (The Netherlands) from 20th to 23rd January 2020.
C-IED COE, with one SME, attended to the course that consisted of a complete 4-day with instruction and practical exercises for the students. The training was designed to teach students to be aware of the existing personal documents’ types, the materials used to build it and the relative printing techniques.
The instructors were from The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee “Identity Fraud and Documents Center of Expertise” (ECID).
With this course, the participants will be able to know and use the appropriate equipment to exploit personal identity documents, recognizing with a certain level of assurance if are originally issued, false or forged.
Site survey NMIOTC (Weapons Intelligence supplement in maritime environment)
On 13-10 October 2019, upon invitation of the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Center - Greece, two members of the C-IED COE participated in a site survey intended to assess the local conditions and available Infrastructures for the organization and conduct of the Weapons Intelligence supplement course in maritime environment. This is a course planned as a solution to fill the operational gap identified in the Annual Discipline Conference 2018 and it’s planned for 2020.
C-IED Awareness Course at the JAF (CIAC)
In 2017 and 2018 the C-IED CoE supported NATO SPS with a multi year DCB program for Jordan. This program was extended for one year in 2019. As part of this extension the C-IED CoE conducted a C-IED Awareness Course (CIAC) to Jordan security organizations (Armed Forces, Police, National Intel Service and crisis management centre) from 10 to 14 November 2019. The aim of this training was to provide basic C-IED awareness and support the JOR organizations in how to implement and coordinate C-IED in their organizations, based on the briefed NATO examples and doctrine. Due to the very participating interaction during the classes and the good results of the syndicate works this course can be considered as a good starting point for the preparation of future operational level DCB-projects.