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Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center (APCFC)

APCFCLocation: Hawaii


Type: Military

The Asia Pacific C-IED Fusion Center (APCFC) provides training programs, intelligence products, and partner nation capacity building centred around counter-IED.

The aim of the APCFC is to develop, maintain, and improve an organic capacity to provide C-IED training for USPACOM and Partner Nation forces. Part of this entails ensuring that the highest-quality intelligence is available to support deployed forces, and to ensure Training Support Packages (TSP) reflect and incorporate the most current intelligence available to counter adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) when dealing with IEDs in the field.

What APCFC provide can be split into two areas: intelligence and training. As part of the intelligence aspect APCFC participate in information sharing and conducts focused network analysis to attack the IED threat networks. On the training side, APCFC ensure that, based on this intelligence, they provide tailored training based on deployment areas/areas of operation.

They have also support C-IED training for security forces in partner nations, such as Australia, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand.

The training courses offered by APCFC include:

  • IED Awareness
  • React to IED: Dismounted
  • React to IED: Mounted
  • Tactical Search
  • Home Made Explosives (HME)
  • Unexploded Ordnance Awareness
  • Virtual force-on-force (SIMS)
  • Biometrics and Forensics (SIMS)
  • C-IED Intelligence Briefings
  • Train-the-Trainer (T3)

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.