iTrace is a project funded by the EU and German Government. It is a programme that combines in-conflict field investigations with a public access weapon tracking database. It has been used and contributed to extensively by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), and has been used by CAR to highlight its CIED utility.
It was used in CAR’s research to establish where ISIS’s weapons and weapon precursors came from, particularly for IEDs.
iTrace serves as a quickly expanding database for such materials and has already proved useful in regard to CIED. It is a tool that should be harnessed.
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.
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