2nd Annual Advanced Defeating IEDs Training Workshops & Live Demonstrations

Venue: TBD

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 20, 2009
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Event Overview

*Day 1 (Only by Invitation)

Live Demonstrations at the Belgian EOD Base (Only by Invitation)
- NIITEK (Detection of anti-tank landmines, explosives, and buried anomalies through remote subsurface visualization)
- Canadian Technology Systems
(CTS)Latest Technology in Explosives disruption systems
- MREL Group of Companies (VBIED Tactical Disruptors)

Opening session
Joint MK Defence / ISAF BD

Defeating the network in an unconventional warfare and asymmetric insurgency environment
- Counter asymmetric threats strategies (beyond C-IED)
- Vision/Strategy/Policy/Plans, warfighting and support concepts

End of Day one followed by a Social event at Salon Des Ambassadeurs (NATO HQ)

Day 2

Syndicate on the Joint NATO / MK Defence opening session

- Countering Asymmetric Warfare (AW) threats, and counter suicide Bomber/IED attacks

- Assess strategic and operational requirements to defeat the Network

- Review of latest technologies, and procedures to counter insurgency

The aim of the syndicate is to provide a summery to NATO HQ during ISAF Brief on:

- Current and emerging Technologies.

- Integrate emerging counter-IED technologies into current tactics

Day 3

Attack the Network – Defeat the Device – Train the Force

- Countering IEDs at the strategic, operational and tactical levels

- Results of NIAG Studies in the field of airborne C-IEDs

- ACT’s 2009 programs; CIED WG, Doctrine, STANAG, Terminology, CoE, and training roadmap

- The Role of combined, collaborative training in C-IEDs

- Detection and neutralization of route threat

Day 4 (Half day)

Round table discussions & Industry Panel

- Standoff detection and disruption systems on the frontlines

- Asymmetric warfare integration in transformation and force development

- Training the forces in order to sustain combat readiness
- The Canadian perspective on C-IEDs
- Disrupters: Engineering Advancement in "Recoilless" Technology
- Mine and explosive hazards detection systems
- VBIED disruption systems

Some of the Invited organizations

Ludwig Decamps
Head, Armaments Programme Support Section

Alain Vallée
NIAG Airborne C-IED study
Chairman of NIAG SG 128 - NATO
Sagem Défense et Sécurité

CDR Dave Culler
C-IED Integrated Project Team Lead

Jim Blackburn
Capability Manager Engagement
European Defence Agency (EDA)

Dr. Arnold Schoolderman
NATO RTO SCI-193 Task Group
Chairman SCI0193
TNO defence, Security and Safety

Colonel Jose Labarga
Project Director
C-IED CoE - Spanish Joint Staff

Canadian DND
To be confirmed

Michael Raschella
VP R&D / Engineering


Terry Marsh
VP Business Development

Panel Discussion
Belgian Defence Staff

Industry Panel
MK Defence Consulting

Training Workshops
Two Interactive Training workshops

The MK Defence Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations and Planning workshop introduces delegates to a number of scenarios in the form of case studies - as well as outlining the tactics, techniques and procedures necessary to assist operators/planners in the defeat of suicide bombers in both permissive and hostile environments.

Workshops content will include:

Introduction to the Psychology of Suicide Terrorism
Considerations for the formulation of counter-suicide bomber policy and doctrine.
Introduction to explosives and components used in suicide IEDs.
Global Suicide Bomber TTP’s
Pre-attack indicators associated with suicide terrorism.
Suicide bomber behavioral pattern indicators (BPI’s)
Device Marking Techniques during Assault IEDD Operations
Counter-measures deployment and considerations
Command and Control of an Assault IEDD Operation
Case studies: Terrorist use of IEDs during hostage barricade terrorism incidents (Building, Aircraft and Maritime examples)

For more information please contact:
T.: 001.514.287.7287
F.: 001.514.313.5407
EU: 44 (0) 20 8144 4791


Additional Information

Benefits of attending: · Limited delegation, allowing highly interactive training · Pre-course questionnaires giving you the opportunity to further tailor the course to your personal organizations priorities · Practical workshops and case-study examples · Comprehensive course documentation Who should attend: Government attendee profile is: Directors / Analysts / Experts / Commanders / Operators & Trainers involved in the following disciplines: · Procurement / Acquisitions · EOD / IEDD · Law enforcement · Aviation and maritime security · Anti-terrorism · Close protection / PSD · Force protection · Research and technology · Homeland security · Explosives research EOD / IEDD science and technology · Search operations Industry attendees profile is: Directors / Business development / Corporate Managers / Operators / Trainers…: · Counter-IEDs · Aviation and maritime security · Close protection / PSD · RF Systems · Neutralization, protection and threat mitigation · Explosives detection · Transport security · IEDD/ EOD security training centers · Force protection · First responders · Airport security · Maritime security