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Joint Counter Improvised Threats Task Force – Australia

adfLocation: Canberra, Australia

Type: Military

In February 2006 the Chief of Defence Force directed the establishment of a dedicated Joint Task Force to coordinate and monitor the ADF’s response to the IED threat – the ADF Counter Improvised Explosive device Task Force (C-IED TF).

The Joint Counter Improvised Threats Task Force is responsible for the coordination of all counter improvised threat efforts for ADF personnel deployed on operations.

A key component of the C-IED TF is the Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT) that analyse IED components used by insurgents in order for the ADF to determine the best methods of countering the IED threat.

The C-IED TF has been involved in work in Iraq and Afghanistan and engages in collaborative efforts with similar organisations, such as JIDA in the US.

The ADF C-IED TF also manages the AXON Global IED Partnership, which aims to encourage nations and jurisdictions to reduce the barriers to information sharing and includes functionality to allow basic post-event IED data sharing in a smart repository.

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.