The Project named C-IED Interagency Unclassified Situational Awareness Tool (CIUSAT) Version 2 is delivered and ready to be use. CIUSAT Project was requested by European Defense Agency (EDA) and the CoE CIED developed it in conjunction with the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The program consists on real time open source oriented software that contributes to the analyst and to have situational awareness of the IED threat. Within its three modules, the system permits introducing data and reports, analyzing inserted data, visualization for situational awareness and so support decision making process or analyst in C-IED. This tool is an outstanding tool for analyst that needs to manage an important number of report, inquiries of IED events, and so provide a clear representation in the maps or graphics.
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
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
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.
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.