Global Counter-IED MapMilitary Counter-IED units


Location: Israel


Type: Military

Mossad, is the Israeli security agency responsible for intelligence gathering outside of Israel. Like the Shin Bet, Mossad report directly to the prime minister of Israel, rather than the MoD.

They often cooperate with the IDF and with the security forces of other states, as well as the Shin Bet, particularly as the terrorist threat to Israel from its neighbours is high.

Mossad’s involvement with the intelligence units of other states has led to significant breakthroughs in cooperation, pre-empting peace agreements with countries previously hostile to Israel, such as with Jordan and Egypt – considerably increasing Israeli security.

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.