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Defence Forces Ireland – The Ordnance Corps

ordnance corpsLocation: Ireland


Type: Military

The Ordnance Corps are part of the Defence Forces , within which they have an operational and a logistical role.

The logistical role involves providing technical support to the Defence Forces for the Procurement, Storage, Distribution, Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Disposal of all items of Ordnance related equipment.

The operational role involves training personnel in EOD/IEDD and providing for Ireland’s EOD/IEDD capability. They also provide the Defence Force EOD/C-IED capabilities across the Forces full spectrum of operations.

The Ordnance Corps on the Irish Defence Forces have had quite of experience in C-IED in their own country. They have also providing the C-IED/EOD capabilities on various missions abroad, such as in Lebanon, Kosovo, Liberia and Chad.

Those in the Ordnance Corps have significant experience in C-IED and have hence put this knowledge further to use providing briefings and training to personnel being deployed overseas and recently all personnel on career course.

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.