C-UAVs Tech Seminar


C-IED COE members attended the C-UAV Technological Seminar organized by the Spanish (SP) Ministry of Interior (Technological Centre for Security - Madrid) and the SP Association for Promotion of Strategic Technologies and Industries (APTIE) and held on 15th March 2018.

More than 160 attendees from the Spanish Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, Civil Guard, National Police, Academia and Industry could listen several specialized briefings and discussions on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) threat with a comprehensive approach but focused in technological issues mainly as state of art, legislation, protection of critical infrastructures (PCIs), research and C-UAV solutions.

Session was split into three blocks

A) State of the art of the C-UAV technology (briefings form Academia & Industry), Governmental Research initiatives (SP MoI C-UAV C2 solution & SP MoD-CONDOR project).

B) Overview of the UAVs threat (National Centre for Protection of Critical Infrastructures, MoD, Industry)

C) Solutions and C-UAVs systems provided and implemented in Industry (HORUS X and others) and in the SP Armed Forces (AUDS) and DRONE Defender as a portable solution.

Seminar showed clear needs for a deep understanding of this cutting-edge threat and for a better coordination in implementing C-UAV solutions (portable, mounted, fixed or modular and scalable). Costs are also a pressing issue because very cheap UAVs could be needed a great investment in a C-UAV system.

To overcome a new and increasing threat as UAVs it could be used (individualized or swarming attacks) against a huge number of potential targets, civilian and military too there a need for a strong investment in innovative R&D solutions, ample and adapted to risks raised. Also urban environment adds constraints for using C-UAV systems. Much more effort is required in C-UAV.



During 13 – 23 November C-IED COE hosted the Basic IED Field Exploitation Course within its premises in Hoyo de Manzanares, Spain..

This course is funded through the SPS Program funds, and is opened to NATO partner nations. This iteration was organized for 15 Egyptian students, who have responsibilities in the investigation of IED events, within Egypt.

The delegation was led by Brigadier General Doctor Tarek Ali.

Brigadier General Tarek Taha Ahmed (EGY AF)– Thank you very much to the C-IED COE! BIFEC was a really excellent course, providing a complete basic training in the exploitation field. We met here friendly, well-educated and polite teachers and trainers. I, personally loved to attend it! Thank you once again for all your great effort! 

Spanish maritime ferry seminar

C-IED COE organized a conference on the maritime threat for the Spanish company Trasmediterránea.

On 31st October 2017, C-IED COE organized a Conference on the maritime threat addressed to the Spanish company Trasmediterránea, in its facilities in Hoyo de Manzanares (Madrid).

The purpose of this symposium was to publicize the current maritime threat, inform about the possible scenarios that could occur, know the material and techniques that could be used as well as promote exchange, debate and best practices in this area.

This seminar was attended by more than 20 attendees including personnel from the Trasmediterránea company, C-IED COE personnel, Security Forces, National Police and Guardia Civil.




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