Thailand faces a high threat from IEDs, as one of the ten worst affected countries worldwide from IEDs, in terms of both by IED incidents and deaths and injuries resulting from IED incidents.
As such the Royal Thai Army EOD units have had much experience in dealing with IEDs, but also appear willing to engage further in training efforts.
Many of the EOD unit personne of the Royal thai Army have undertaken training at the Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Fusion Center, aimed to help better prepare soldiers when being deployed to more hostile areas of the country.
The EOD units of the Royal Thai Army have engaged in C-IED/EOD training exercises. They often engage in these types of exercises in collaboration with EOD units of other nations. In 2014, they exchanged information and techniques with US EOD personnel at an event in Bangkok.
This year the EOD units will be participating in an event organised by Ravens Challenge. The event encompasses training, seminars and workshops aimed at EOD units globally.
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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