Global Counter-IED MapMilitary Counter-IED units

International Peacekeeping and Security Centre (IPSC)

ipscLocation: Lviv, Ukraine


Type: Military

The IPSC was formed in 2007 in order to aid in the training of personnel from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, particularly for peacekeeping missions. It also provides training to foreign state military units which provide forces to peacekeeping missions and in the fight against terrorism.

The three main courses are for:

  • HQ officers
  • instructors of peacekeeping units
  • instructors for CIED

The course for instructors in CIED has been conducted yearly since 2007 and is held in cooperation with NATO. Those trained range from sergeant to lieutenant colonel and are trained to take part in multinational peacekeeping operations.

A mix of learning resources are used and though studying material and aids are used, a large component of the course in based on the practical experience learnt about CIED in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.