Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Those within these units will receive at least twelve weeks training on EOD methods alone as part of their overall training.
The police EOD units are those that may typically be first-responders to a national incident. They will be trained in detecting and disarming explosives, principally the IEDs that are often used across the country.
Due to the skill and experience held by the EOD units within the Royal Thai Police, they often work in collaboration with relevant organisations, companies and nations to share and enhance their EOD knowledge.
In 2013, in collaboration with IB Consultancy an international CRBNe event was organised in Bangkok to provide for the sharing of information on EOD and C-IED tactics, and to further encourage international cooperation in this field.
Equipment used by the Royal Thai Police EOD units includes those such as the Bruker Detection “Rapid” Stand-off detection system, the Nexter Robotics Nerva robot, the Cristanini SX34 Decontamination system and the HDS isMAT CBRN protective suit.
The Royal Thai Police also have their own bomb data center, where information on bombings in Thailand are recorded, as well as many international ones.
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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