4th Annual Defeating IEDs Training Workshops (CIED 2011)

Venue: TBA

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Date/Time: Nov 14, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 16, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2011
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Defeating the global threat of Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is a priority to NATO and Allied nations. A Multinational CIED Initiative is needed more than ever, to establish a unified approach to defeat the Network, and to develop a comprehensive Doctrine and Performance-based C-IED Training.

This Years’ event will be focused on developing a multinational training capability, Collecting, fusing, sharing and dissemination of actionable information to the troops in theater. We will also examine the current countermeasures deployed in theater and the Future global IED threats and emerging technologies.

The event will gather some of the top experts from Government, Military and industry for a 3days workshops, exhibitions, and live demonstrations. You will also have the opportunity to attend two training seminars on Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT), and the Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations and Planning.


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Some of the key Highlights >> - Developing Multinational training standards - Out of theater training of WIT to meet operational requirements - Role of ISR through NATOs' air operations (Space, Air, UAV) - An overview of Training and Simulation technologies to include realistic IED Senarios - Training requirements for effective Route Clearance operations - Forensic exploitation, and Biometrics - Accelerating the development and fielding of affordable, sustainable and non-traditional capabilities for the warfighter - Identifying gaps in the C-IED training and Capability requirements Featured session >> Remote detonation of mines and IEDs Colombia is the only country in the Western Hemisphere where the number of landmines is increasing. The type of landmines used in the irregular war of Colombia is of non-standard type and can be classified in terms of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The aim of this project is the design and development of a high power electromagnetic system to remotely destroy improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The system can also be used for testing of systems and components against Intentional Electromagnetic Interferences (IEMI). The project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and cooperation@EPFL Mr Felix Vega & Professor Farhad Rachidi Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland Project partners: the National University of Colombia, Colombia & Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia Speakers Include >> Dr. Franco Fiore / Principal Scientist, Head CAT 5 Sensor Group, NATO C3 Agency Jim Blackburn / Assistant Capability Manager Engagement, European Defence Agency (EDA) Dr. Arnold Schoolderman / BU Observation Systems, TNO Defence, Security and Safety Major Phillip Borders / Multi-National CIED TM - JMRC OPS GRP, US Army, Germany Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) / Speaker TBA Mr. Felix Vega & Prof. Farhad Rachidi / Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory - EPFL, Switzerland LtCol Adrian Parker / Head of Requirements, Land Equipment, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) UK MOD Emerging Security Challenges division - NATO HQ / TBA 3 Workshops >> 1 - Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT) To provide C-IED operators and commanders with the practical skills required to accurately gather evidence and intelligence at the scene of an IED incident as well as its subsequent collation, assessment and dissemination for use in wider anti-terrorism operations. 2 - Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations and Planning To introduce counter-terrorism operators and commanders to a range of overt and covert skills required to defeat suicide bombers in both permissive and hostile environments. 3 - Tactical & Operations principles of COIN - Tactical & Operations of Intelligence Challenges and Failures - Tactical & Operations consideration of attacking the Network LtCol ELLIS Richard - US CDR Director Expeditionary Intel. Training Centre NATO SCHOOL - Oberammergau