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ATOM Training

atom trainingLocation: Chippenham, UK


Type: Private

ATOM Training provides counter-threat courses, with expertise in: Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

The courses are are aimed at a cross section of people from those with no experience to experts who wish to attend our more specialised courses.

They also provide consultancy services to ensure clients counter-threat operations are up to date, cohesive and effective.

ATOM Training have expertise in many areas of C-IED work – detecting, defeating, and mitigating a full spectrum of threats, including criminal and terrorist activities. Training course teach clients C-IED areas such as attack the network (AtN), defeat the device (DtD), and prepare the force (PtF).

ATOM have a facility in Somerset with a CIED and EOD training centre and live firing range.

Their CIED courses and training include:

  • Search
  • EOD
  • Conventional Munitions Disposal (CMD)
  • IED Disposal (IEDD)
  • CIED Technical Intelligence Training (WTI)
  • Explosive and Home Made Explosive Training
  • Specialist EOD training
  • CIED Special Forces and SWAT Integration
  • CIED Staff Officers Awareness Training
  • Explosive Method of Entry (EMOE)

Hence, their clients come from a wide background including:

  • Allied nations and coalition partners
  • National military
  • National and local governments
  • Police and security agencies
  • First responders
  • Border agencies
  • Maritime and port security agencies
  • Commercial sector

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.