Global Counter-IED Map

Counter-IED actors: AOAV’s global list

Due to the global rise in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks, AOAV has set out to map and monitor IED responses, specifically global counter-IED (C-IED) capability.

So far, the profiles of 327 groups/organisations/projects involved in C-IED have been recorded below, with more to follow. To read our report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives‘, see here.

For ease this list is also broken down into


  1. ABP (Private)
  2. Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) (NGO)
  3. Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) (NGO)
  4. Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) (Military)
  5. Afghanistan National Police CIED (Police)
  6. AFRICOM (Military)
  7. Al Wefaq (NGO)
  8. Algerian Gendarmerie (Police)
  9. Allen Vanguard (Private)
  10. Airbus Defence and Space (Qatar) (Private)
  11. AMISON (International)
  12. Anti-terrorism units – Yemen (Police)
  13. Arab League (International)
  14. Arab Program for Mine Action (AOP) (International)
  15. Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) (NGO)
  16. Article 36 (NGO)
  17. Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center (APCFC) (Military)
  18. ATOM Training (Private)
  19. A-T Solutions (Private)
  20. Australian Bomb Data Center (ABDC) (Police)
  21. AXON The Global IED Partnership (International)
  22. Baghdad Operations Command (Military)
  23. Bahrain Coast Guard (Police)
  24. Bahrain Public Security Forces counter-terrorism units (Military)
  25. Bancroft Global Development in Somalia (Private)
  26. Blaythorne (Private)
  27. Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS) (Police)
  28. Bomb Disposal Squad – Pakistani Police (Police)
  29. British Army Counter-IED/EOD units (Military)
  30. Bundeswehr C-IED Branch (Military)
  31. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) (Police)
  32. Cambodian Mine Action Center (Police)
  33. Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) (Police)
  34. Cambodia Self-Help Demining (CSHD) (NGO)
  35. Cameroon military EOD/CIED (Military)
  36. Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) C-IED units  (Military)
  37. Canadian Bomb Data Center (Police)
  38. CBRNE Ltd (Private)
  39. CBRNe Secure India (Private)
  40. Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria (VDC Syria) (NGO)
  41. Central Service for the Fight Against Terrorism (Police)
  42. Centre de Perfectionnement aux Actions post conflictuelles de Déminage et Dépollution, Center for Humanitarian Demining (CPADD) (Private)
  43. Centre National de Déminage (CND) (NGO)
  44. Chadian National Police (Police)
  45. Chatham House (NGO)
  46. Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism, Suicide Attack Database (NGO)
  47. Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) (NGO)
  48. Coast Guard -Yemen (Military)
  49. Combat Engineering Corps (Israel) (Military)
  50. Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) (International)
  51. Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) (Military)
  52. Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures (MONEYVAL) (International)
  53. Conflict Armament Research (CAR) (NGO)
  54. Conflict Armament Research in Iraq and Syria (NGO)
  55. Conflict Armament Research in Lebanon (NGO)
  56. Council of Imams and Religious Dignitaries of Cameroon (CIDIMUC) (NGO)
  57. Counter-IED Report (Private)
  58. Cranfield University (NGO)
  59. Critical Solutions International (CSI) (Private)
  60. CSTC-A C-IED Directorate (Military)
  61. Cyprus Police CIED (Police)
  62. DanChurchAid Eritrea (NGO)
  63. DanChurchAid in Mali (NGO)
  64. DanChurchAid Lebanon (NGO)
  65. DanChurchAid in Libya (NGO)
  66. DanChurchAid in South Sudan (NGO)
  67. DanChurchAid in Syria (NGO)
  68. Danish Demining Group (NGO)
  69. Danish Demining Group in Afghanistan (NGO)
  70. Danish Demining Group – Iraq (NGO)
  71. Danish Demining Group – Libya (NGO)
  72. Danish Demining Group – Mali (NGO)
  73. Danish Demining Group – Nigeria (NGO)
  74. Danish Demining Group – Sahel (NGO)
  75. Danish Demining Group – Somalia (NGO)
  76. Danish Demining Group – Syria (NGO)
  77. Danish Deming Group – Tunisia (NGO)
  78. Danish Demining Group – Turkey (NGO)
  79. Danish Demining Group – Ukraine (NGO)
  80. Danish Demining Group –  Yemen (NGO)
  81. Danish Demining Group and Danish Refugee Council in Kenya (NGO)
  82. Defence Forces Ireland – The Ordnance Corps (Military)
  83. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Chad)  (International)
  84. DSA Detection – Saudi Arabia (Private)
  85. Dynasafe (Private)
  86. Dynasafe in Afghanistan (Private)
  87. Dynasafe in Chad (Private)
  88. Dynasafe in Iraq (Private)
  89. Dynasafe in Kuwait (Private)
  90. Dynasafe in Libya (Private)
  91. Dynasafe in Mali (Private)
  92. Dynasafe in South Sudan  (Private)
  93. Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (International)
  94. Egmont Group (International)
  95. Egyptian Armed Forces (C-IED/EOD teams) (Military)
  96. Eitan Lidor (Private)
  97. EPE (Private)
  98. Ethiopia National Defense Force (Military)
  99. EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (International)
  100. European Bomb Data System (EBDS) (International)
  101. European Defence Agency (International)
  102. European Explosive Ordnance Disposal Network (EEODN) (International)
  103. European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC) (Private)
  104. EUROPOL (Police)
  105. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment (EOD) of 1st U.S. Army Support Battalion (SPTBATT) (Military)
  106. FBI (Police)
  107. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Centre (FDRE-PSTC) (Military)
  108. Fenix Insight (Private)
  109. Financial Action Task Force (International)
  110. Find A Better Way (NGO)
  111. Free Fields Foundation (NGO)
  112. G4S – Mali (Private)
  113. G4S – Morocco (Private)
  114. G4S – Saudi Arabia (Private)
  115. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) (International)
  116. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in Algeria (International)
  117. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining – Eritrea (International)
  118. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in Iran (International)
  119. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in Lebanon (International)
  120. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in Mauritania (International)
  121. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in Senegal (International)
  122. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in Somalia (International)
  123. Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining – Western Sahara (International)
  124. Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (International)
  125. Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) (International)
  126. Global Counterterrorism Forum (International)
  127. Global Terrorism Database (Military)
  128. Golden West Humanitarian Foundation (NGO)
  129. Gulf Cooperation Council (International)
  130. HALO Trust (NGO)
  131. HALO Trust in Somalia (NGO)
  132. HALO Trust in West Bank (NGO)
  133. Handicap International in Afghanistan (NGO)
  134. Handicap International in Algeria (NGO)
  135. Handicap International in Chad (NGO)
  136. Handicap International in Iraq (NGO)
  137. Handicap International in Lebanon (NGO)
  138. Handicap International in Libya (NGO)
  139. Handicap International in Mali (NGO)
  140. Handicap International in Senegal (NGO)
  141. Handicap International in Syria (NGO)
  142. Handicap International in Tunisia (NGO)
  143. HYPERION (International)
  144. Improvised Threat Management (ITM) (Private)
  145. Information Management and Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) (NGO)
  146. Intelligence Software Solutions Inc (ISS) (Private)
  147. International Bomb Data Center Working Group (IBDCWG) (International)
  148. International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) (International)
  149. International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (International)
  150. International Peace Institute (NGO)
  151. Insecurity Insight (NGO)
  152. Institute for Security Studies in Mauritania (NGO)
  153. Inter Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) (International)
  154. Interpol (Police)
  155. International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) (NGO)
  156. International CIED Leaders’ Forum (International)
  157. International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) (NGO)
  158. International Peacekeeping and Security Centre (IPSC) (Military)
  159. Iran Mine Action Center (IRMAC) (NGO)
  160. Iran National Police and Intelligence (Police)
  161. Iraq Body Count (IBC) (NGO)
  162. Iraq Mine and UXO Clearance Organization (IMCO) (NGO)
  163. Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) (NGO)
  164. Iraqi Security Forces (Military)
  165. Islamic Counterterrorism Coalition (International)
  166. Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division (Police)
  167. Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet (Police)
  168. Israeli Mine Action Group (NGO)
  169. Israeli National Mine Action Authority (Police)
  170. ISSEE (Private)
  171. ITF (NGO)
  172. iTrace (International)
  173. Janus Global Operations – Iraq (Private)
  174. Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (JCBRN) Defence COE (International)
  175. Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) (Military)
  176. Joint Counter Improvised Threats Task Force (Military)
  177. Kenya Bomb Disposal Unit (Police)
  178. Kenya National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) (Police)
  179. Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) (Military)
  180. KIHOMAC (Private)
  181. King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) (NGO)
  182. King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (Military)
  183. Kurdish Security Forces/Peshmerga (Military)
  184. Kuwait Police (Police)
  185. Lebanese Police (Police)
  186. Lebanon Mine Action Authority (LMAA) (Military)
  187. Lebanon Armed Forces – Bomb disposal/CIED (Military)
  188. Libyan Mine Action Centre (NGO)
  189. Libyan National Safety Authority (Police)
  190. Malian Armed Forces (Military)
  191. Mechem in Somalia (Private)
  192. Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) (International)
  193. Mine Action Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHMAC) (NGO)
  194. Mine Action Co-ordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) (Military)
  195. Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) (International)
  196. Mines Advisory Group (MAG) (NGO)
  197. Mines Advisory Group in Gaza (NGO)
  198. Mines Advisory Group in Kurdistan (NGO)
  199. Mines Advisory Group in Lebanon (NGO)
  200. Mines Advisory Group in Libya (NGO)
  201. Mines Advisory Group in Mali (NGO)
  202. Mines Advisory Group in Somalia (NGO)
  203. MineTech International (Western Sahara) (Private)
  204. Minewolf Systems  (Private)
  205. MINURSO (International)
  206. MKDS Training – Ghana (Private)
  207. Mohammed bin Naif Counselling and Care Center (NGO)
  208. Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines, and Morchidates (NGO)
  209. Mongolian Armed Forces (Military)
  210. Mossad (Military)
  211. Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) (Military)
  212. Muqaddamin (Police)
  213. National Bomb Data Center (India) (Police)
  214. National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board (Police)
  215. National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation (Jordan) (Police)
  216. National Intelligence and Security Services – Ethiopia (Police)
  217. National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) – South Sudan  (NGO)
  218. National Mine Action Authority (PNDHD) in Mauritania (NGO)
  219. National Mine Action Committee (NMAC) (Yemen) (Military)
  220. National Police – Senegal (Police)
  221. NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency (International)
  222. NATO Resolute Support Mission (Afghanistan) (Military)
  223. NATO Allied Command Transformation C-IED Centre of Excellence (International)
  224. NATO EOD Center of Excellence (International)
  225. Netherlands Joint Task Force Counter-IED (Military)
  226. New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) C-IED units (Military)
  227. Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) (Military)
  228. Nigeria police EOD/CIED (Police)
  229. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) (NGO)
  230. Norwegian People’s Aid in Lebanon (NGO)
  231. Norwegian People’s Aid in Mauritania (NGO)
  232. Norwegian People’s Aid in South Sudan (NGO)
  233. Norwegian People’s Aid in Western Sahara (NGO)
  234. OCCAR (International)
  235. Office of Bombing Prevention (OBP) (Police)
  236. Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA) (International)
  237. Operation Barkhane (Military)
  238. Optima Group (Private)
  239. Optima Group – Mali (Private)
  240. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (International)
  241. PAE – Kuwait (Private)
  242. Pakistan Security Forces C-IED units  (Military)
  243. Pakistan Air Forces (PAF) EOD School (Military)
  244. Pakistan Ulema Council (NGO)
  245. Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF) (Police)
  246. Palestinian Mine Action Center (Military)
  247. Partnership for Regional East Africa Counterterrorism (PREACT) (Military)
  248. Partners International Foundation (NGO)
  249. Philippines Bomb Data Center (Police)
  250. Police and Gendarmerie in Burkina Faso (Police)
  251. Polisario Front – SPLA  (Military)
  252. Progamme Global Shield (International)
  253. Puntland Mine Action Centre (PMAC) (Police)
  254. Quadro Projects and Technologies (Private)
  255. QinetiQ (Private)
  256. Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (Military)
  257. Royal Malaysian Police Bomb Data Centre (Police)
  258. Royal Oman Police (Police)
  259. Royal Thai Army EOD (Military)
  260. Royal Thai Police Counter-terror/EOD units (Police)
  261. Russian Armed Forces International Mine Action Centre (Military)
  262. Sabaoon Rehabilitation Center (NGO)
  263. Sahel-Sahara Development and Security Strategy (International)
  264. Sakina Campaign for Dialogue (NGO)
  265. SCANNA (Private)
  266. SEARCCT (Police)
  267. SITA (Oman) (Private)
  268. Small Arms Survey (NGO)
  269. Somali Explosive Management Authority (SEMA) (Police)
  270. Somaliland Mine Action Centre (SMAC) (Police)
  271. South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) (NGO)
  272. Spanish Army Demining and EOD personnel (Military)
  273. Spirit of America in Niger (NGO)
  274. Suicide Bomber Counteraction and Prevention (SUBCOP) (International)
  275. Swedish Bomb Data Centre (Police)
  276. Swedish EOD and Demining Centre (Military)
  277. Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) (NGO)
  278. Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) in Kurdistan (NGO)
  279. Swiss Foundation for Mine Action in Libya (NGO)
  280. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) (NGO)
  281. Task Force Al Asad (TFAA) (Military)
  282. Task Force on Money Laundering in Central Africa (Groupe d’Action contre le blanchiment d’Argent en Afrique Centrale (GABAC)) (International)
  283. Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) (Police)
  284. Tetra Tech in Iraq (Private)
  285. Tetra Tech in Syria (Private)
  286. Teledyne ICM (Private)
  287. Terrorism Explosive Device Analytical Centre (TEDAC) (Police)
  288. TG Taji (Military)
  289. Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC) (Military)
  290. The Development Initiative in Kuwait (Private)
  291. The Development Initiative in Mali (Private)
  292. The Development Initiative in Somalia (Private)
  293. Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) (Military)
  294. Tripartite (United States, Afghanistan, and Pakistan) Counter-IED Working Group (Military)
  295. Tunisian Security Forces CIED/EOD (Military)
  296. Turkish Customs Administration (Police)
  297. Turkish National Police – Bomb Disposal and Investigations Division (Police)
  298. UK National Police Bomb Data Centre (Police)
  299. Ukrainian Armed Forces – CIED/EOD (Military)
  300. Ulema Council of Afghanistan (NGO)
  301. UNDP – Yemen (International)
  302. UNICEF (International)
  303. UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) (International)
  304. United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) (International)
  305. United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) (International)
  306. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (International)
  307. United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (International)
  308. UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) (International)
  309. United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) (International)
  310. United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (International)
  311. UNMAS Eritrea (International)
  312. UNMAS Gaza (International)
  313. UNMAS Iraq (International)
  314. UNMAS Libya (International)
  315. UNMAS Somalia (International)
  316. UNMAS South Sudan (International)
  317. UNMAS Sudan (International)
  318. UNMAS Syria (International)
  319. US Army Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) (Military)
  320. US Army C-IED units (Military)
  321. U.S. Bomb Data Center (Police)
  322. US Department of State Office of Antiterrorism (ATA) (Police)
  323. US Marine Corps C-IED units (Military)
  324. US Navy Special Operations (EOD units) (Military)
  325. Vigilance Committees (NGO)
  326. Vox Peccavi (Private)
  327. Yemen intelligence services (Police)

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) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.