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MACCA

Military

The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan works to counter the threat of mines and ERW in Afghanistan.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/mine-action-coordination-centre-of-afghanistan-macca/

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)

NGO

In March 2011 SOHR began counting deaths from the Syrian uprising and conflict, including those caused by IEDs
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/syrian-observatory-for-human-rights-sohr/

Counter-IED Report

Private

The Counter-IED Report is a subscription based journal produced by Delta Business Media intended to act as a source for specialist information on IEDs.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/counter-ied-report/

KIHOMAC

Private

KIHOMAC is a veteran-owned private company which provides services to US Government clients, including C-IED.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/kihomac/

Intelligence Software Solutions (ISS)

Military

A private company, working with clients ranging ranging from private co-operations, to government agencies, to the military. Providers of the Dfuze software.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/intelligence-software-solutions-inc-iss/

Critical Solutions International (CSI)

Private

CSI is a defence company which manufactures and provides training in C-IED technologies.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/critical-solutions-international-csi/

Small Arms Survey

Private

Small Arms Survey is a global research centre who's mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial and policy-relevance knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/small-arms-survey/

Minewolf Systems

Private

A private company, providing counter-IED vehicles and equipment to a range of clients.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/minewolf-systems/

Optima Group

Private

A UK-based private consultancy and training company specialising in C-IED services.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/13618/

AXON The Global IED Partnership

International

AXON 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.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/axon-the-global-ied-partnership/

Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS)

Police

Consolidates all of the US Department of Justice’s arson and explosives datasets. US agencies have access to information about IED components, incendiary devices, suspect information and various other details about incidents involving explosives.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/bomb-arson-tracking-system-bats/

European Bomb Data System (EBDS)

International

A system providing information and intelligence on explosives and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear related incidents.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/european-bomb-data-system-ebds/

Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria (VDC Syria)

NGO

The VDC monitors human rights violations and specifically deaths, such as those by government forces. One of the data fields defined as a cause of death is “explosion” which includes deaths caused by IEDs.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/center-for-documentation-of-violations-in-syria-vdc-syria/

Iraq Body Count

NGO

The organisation records civilian deaths since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and has a separate running total which includes combatants. The weapon used are also recorded.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/iraq-body-count/

Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED)

NGO

The ACLED database contains information on the specific dates and locations of political violence, the type of event, the groups involved, fatalities and changes in territorial control.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/armed-conflict-location-and-event-data-project-acled/

South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP)

NGO

The SATP records information on terrorist incidents in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and has a daily terrorism update. This update includes, where possible, the cause of death or injury, such as IED.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/south-asia-terrorism-portal-satp/

Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism, Suicide Attack Database

NGO

The Suicide Attack Database, monitoring suicide attacks globally, is run by the Chicago Project. This freely available database is “the best and most comprehensive suicide attack database available.”
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/chicago-project-on-security-and-terrorism-suicide-attack-database/

Insecurity Insight

NGO

Insecurity Insight's overall mission is to generate data on the impact of armed violence and insecurity with an aim of developing a model which enables the predication of violence, and policies to prevent this. This would include, but is not limited to, the impact of IEDs.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/insecurity-insight/

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

Private

ESISC provide World Terror Watch, a paid subscription service which produces customised reports, analysis, and daily, weekly, or monthly briefings. The database can be searched for ‘IED’.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/european-strategic-intelligence-and-security-center-esisc/

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

Military

The database contains information on global domestic and international terrorist incidents from 1970 to 2014, with annual reports planned for the future. The data can be searched for 'IED'.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/global-terrorism-database-gtd/

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)

NGO

The ICT database includes information on suicide attacks and bombings, including IED attacks. The aim of the report, as stated by the ICT, is to identify patterns and trends of world- wide terrorist activity, which includes the scale and impact of IEDs.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/international-institute-for-counter-terrorism-ict/

International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR)

International

The ICPVTR has a Terrorism Database called 
the Global Pathfinder, a “one-stop repository for information on the current and emerging terrorist threat.” It records current and existing terrorist threats, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/international-centre-for-political-violence-and-terrorism-research-icpvtr/

US Department of State Office of Antiterrorism (ATA)

Police

The ATA provides training and assistance to civilian security and law enforcement personnel from states friendly to the USA, largely developing nations lacking the necessarily resources to launch their own programs.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/us-department-of-state-office-of-antiterrorism-ata/

US Army Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)

Military

CERDEC works in a very broad variety of fields, one of its many interests is C-IED technology. It works to develop technologies to detect and disable ‘explosive hazards that include IEDs and mines’ deployed under all circumstances and with various types of trigger mechanisms.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/us-army-communications-electronics-research-development-and-engineering-center-cerdec/

Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA)

International

Whilst MAPA’s primary purpose has always been dealing with mines, IEDs often present similar challenges and MAPA has destroyed 739 abandoned IEDs in its 26 years.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/mine-action-programme-of-afghanistan-mapa/

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

International


https://aoav.org.uk/2015/united-nations-institute-for-disarmament-research-unidir/

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

International

UNAMA was created to assist the Afghan government in ‘laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development in the country’. It also produces reports, which can feauture IED use and casualties.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/united-nations-assistance-mission-in-afghanistan-unama/

CSTC-A C-IED Directorate

Military

The C-IED directorate trains, advises and assists Afghan National Defense and Security Forces on how to identify and disarm IEDs and UXOs and collect evidence following detonation. It also brings awareness directly to civilians.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/cstc-a-c-ied-directorate/

Office of Bombing Prevention (OBP)

Police

Its mission is to enhance the USA’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate the use of explosives against critical infrastructure; the private sector; the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial entities.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/office-of-bombing-prevention-obp/

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV)

NGO

AOAV carries out research, advocacy and field work in order to reduce the incidence and impact of global armed violence. It AOAV carries out research, advocacy and policy development in order to highlight the humanitarian impact of IEDs, advocate for assistance to those affected by IEDs, and highlight other groups carrying out counter-IED work.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/aoav/

Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF)

Military

The ANDSF encounter many IED threats and are trained in C-IED responses.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/afghan-national-defense-and-security-forces-andsf/

AFRICOM

Military

AFRICOM is responsible for all Department of Defense operations, exercises, and security cooperation on the African continent, and amongst many other things, is involved in providing counter-IED training for some African militaries.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/africom/

Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA)

International

The CJTF-HOA is a US-headed international task force which operates primarily in Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Seychelles and Kenya. The CJTF-HOA provides training of various kinds to partner countries, including counter-IED training.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/combined-joint-task-force-horn-of-africa-cjtf-hoa/

European Defence Agency

International

The EDA counter-IED programme was established in 2009, after an international doctrine identifying six key C-IED operational areas was accepted: Detect, Mitigate, Neutralise, Exploit, Predict, Prevent.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/european-defence-agency/

Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC)

Police

TEDAC is stated to be “the single interagency organisation to receive, fully analyse, and exploit all terrorist IEDs of interest to the United States.”
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/terrorist-explosive-device-analytical-center-tedac/

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

International

The Centre helps national authorities, mine action organisations and other partners to do their job by better furthering knowledge, promoting norms and standards and developing capacity.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/geneva-international-centre-for-humanitarian-demining-gichd/

Interpol

Police

Interpol is an intergovernmental organisation which facilitates international police cooperation. The Interpol Chase Program focuses on precursor materials often used to make IEDs.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/interpol/

EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative

International

The EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative was launched in 2010 to strengthen the international capacity of countries outside the EU to mitigate chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) risks.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/eu-cbrn-risk-mitigation-centres-of-excellence-initiative/

Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)

Military

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) was established to support counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and other related mission areas including counter-IED.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/joint-improvised-threat-defeat-agency-jida/

Lebanon Mine Action Authority (LMAA)

Military

The Lebanon Mine Action Authority (LMAA) is a legislative body established in 1998 to enhance and facilitate coordination among different ministries in matters relating to mine action.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/lebanon-mine-action-authority-lmaa/

NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan

Military

Resolute Support is an international task force whose mission is to provide further training, advice and assistance for Afghan institutions and the Afghan security forces.


https://aoav.org.uk/2015/nato-resolute-support-mission-in-afghanistan/

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

International

UNMAS is an international UN body tasked with forming a coherent response to the problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs).
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/united-nations-mine-action-service-unmas/

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

International

MINUSMA has faced a serious IED threat, with IEDs accounting for the largest single number of mission casualties in 2014. As a result, the mission resolved to improve its C-IED capabilities.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/united-nations-multidimensional-integrated-stabilisation-mission-in-mali-minusma/

NATO Allied Command Transformation C-IED Centre of Excellence

International

The Counter-IED Centre of Excellence was established in order to provide C-IED expertise to NATO, its allies and ‘the international community’ as a whole.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/nato-allied-command-transformation-c-ied-centre-of-excellence/

Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF)

Military

The Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) are the combined military forces of Nigeria. The largest portion of the NAF is the Nigerian Army. The NAF are currently engaged in ongoing counter-insurgency efforts against Boko Haram. This puts the NAF on the front line of a serious counter-IED conflict. The NAF have an experienced bomb disposal unit which deals with C-IED operations in a military context.
https://aoav.org.uk/2015/nigerian-armed-forces/

Conflict Armament Research (CAR)

NGO

While most of the research carried out by CAR does not directly involve IEDs, they track weapons which could be adapted and made into improvised explosives.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/conflict-armament-research-car/

Cambodian Self-Help Demining (CSHD)

NGO

CSHD works to demine in “low priority” villages throughout Cambodia.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/cambodia-self-help-demining-cshd/

Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA)

Police

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) has been working on policy guideline and strategic plan development for mine action in Cambodia since 2000.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/cambodian-mine-action-victim-assistance-authority-cmaa/

Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC)

Police

CMAC is responsible for implementing and coordinating demining efforts in Cambodia.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/cambodian-mine-action-center/

Golden West Humanitarian Foundation (GWHF)

NGO

The Golden West Humanitarian Foundation was formed in 1998 to address the critical shortfalls in heavily mine-impacted countries across the globe.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/golden-west-humanitarian-foundation/

Blaythorne

Private

Blaythorne provide training and equipment for C-IED purposes.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/blaythorne/

Fenix Insight

Private

Fenix was created to bring practical, robust solutions to complex operational and technical EOD challenges.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/fenix-insight/

Find A Better Way

NGO

Find A Better Way is a UK charity, working to find innovative solutions to create a landmine free world.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/16052/

HALO Trust

NGO

The HALO Trust is the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/halo-trust/

NATO EOD Center of Excellence

International

The EOD COE web site was created to enable sharing of information within the EOD community.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/nato-eod-center-excellence/

Article 36

NGO

Article 36 conduct research, policy and advocacy and promotes civil society partnerships to respond to and prevent harm from weapons.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/article-36/

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Police

As part of the FBI’s Critical Incidence Response Group they run Counter IED operations.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/federal-bureau-investigation-fbi/

CBRNE Ltd

Private

As part of their security and crisis management capabilities they provide Counter-IED and High Risk search.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/cbrne-ltd/

Europol

Police

Europol have been responsible for setting up the European Explosive Ordnance Disposal Network (EEODN)
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/europol/

Chatham House

NGO

Chatham House works seeks to better understand major international issues and current affairs. They have held significant meetings on the impact of IEDs.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/chatham-house/

Vox Peccavi

Private

The consultancy appears to post updates on IED attacks throughout Nigeria.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/vox-peccavi/

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA)

International

The WRA works to reduce the harmful worldwide effects of weapons such as landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), abandoned ordnance, and stockpiled conventional munitions.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/office-weapons-removal-abatement-wra/

Allen-Vanguard

Private

Allen-Vanguard provide counter-threat solutions. The types of solutions offered include those that respond to the IED threat and include C-IED training and devices.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/allen-vanguard/

A-T Solutions

Private

A-T Solutions/PAE provide C-IED training devices, mission support kits and logistics management services to warfighters, law enforcement and first responders engaged in fighting terrorism.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/16026/

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

International

Alongside other training and missions, much of AMISOM’s work deals with the threat of IED in Somalia and hence C-IED responses.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/african-union-mission-somalia-amisom/

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

NGO

MAG have four main areas of work: Landmine and UXO Clearance, Risk Education, Arms Management and Destruction (particularly munitions), and Emergency Response.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/16013/

Cranfield University

NGO

Cranfield University is said to hold a range of expertise in regard to countering IEDs. They are regularly asked to provide advice, research or training and education.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/cranfield-university/

Defence Forces Ireland – The Ordnance Corps

Military

The Ordnance Corps are part of the Defence Forces , within which they have an operational and a logistical role.
The operational role involves training personnel in EOD/IEDD and providing for Ireland’s EOD/IEDD capability. They also provide the Defence Force EOD/C-IED capabilities across the Forces full spectrum of operations.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/defence-forces-ireland-ordnance-corps/

Royal Malaysian Police Bomb Data Centre

Police

The Royal Malaysian Police Bomb Data Centre, is managed by the Armaments Division of the Police Logistic Department. The centre provides almost real-time data on bomb incidents and threats.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/royal-malaysian-police-bomb-data-centre/

ATOM Training

Private

ATOM Training provides counter-threat courses, with expertise in: Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/atom-training/

NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency

International

NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has contributed, among other things, to NATO’s efforts to develop the necessary capabilities to counter the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/nato-communications-information-nci-agency/

National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board

Police

The National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board (NBSCAB) is responsible for giving advice to Federal agencies in regard to important bomb squad related issues. The NBSCAB also construct the guidelines and standards for bomb squads.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/national-bomb-squad-commanders-advisory-board/

UK National Police Bomb Data Centre

Police

The National Bomb Data Centre is based inside the counter-terrorism unit at New Scotland Yard and based within the Metropolitan Police. They carry out investigative work, responding to situations on the ground.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/uk-bomb-data-centre/

SCANNA

Private

SCANNA produces portable x-ray variants that are used for Counter-IED or C-IED work. They have been used by military personnel as well as law enforcement.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/scanna/

Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT)

Police

SEARCCT was created to serve as a leading centre in Southeast Asia in training and enhancing the capacity of enforcement, security and government officials on counter-terrorism issues.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/southeast-asia-regional-centre-counter-terrorism-searcct/

ISSEE

Private

ISSEE offer homeland security solutions. The services they offer include consultancy, equipment supply, safe management of munitions and explosives, and training/training facilities.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/issee/

Bundeswehr C-IED Branch

Military

The center finds and analyses information on IEDs. Using this information it can make recommendations to soldiers and other relevant departments in Germany in regard to appropriate protective measures for the safety of soldiers and other in contact with IEDs, as well as C-IED tactics, to detect and defeat the device/network.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/bundeswehr-c-ied-branch/

Partners International Foundation

NGO

PIF is an organisation which uses its experts experience and knowledge to help solve global problems through working with communities. One of PIF’s major focus efforts is currently the Global Campaign against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS).
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/partners-international-foundation/

Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF)

NGO

The CJTF are a paramilitary vigilante group in northeast Nigeria formed in 2013. They boast 26,000 members - most are volunteers. In regard to counter-IED, they have gained attention for their quick response to IED threats that Boko Haram present.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/civilian-joint-task-force-cjtf/

Swedish Bomb Data Centre

Police

The Swedish Bomb Data Centre (BDC) is part of the Swedish Security Services. The Centre collects, analyses and supplies information on bomb related incidents in Sweden and abroad.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/swedish-bomb-data-centre/

Australian Bomb Data Center (ABDC)

Police

The primary task of the Australian Bomb Data Center is the collection and dissemination of information relating to criminal use of explosives.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/australian-bomb-data-center-abdc/

CBRNe Secure India

Private

‘CBRNe Secure India‘ provides consultancy services in the field of CBRNe Defence, Security and Incident/Disaster Management to all interested parties in the Government and the Corporate sector. CBRNe Secure India has 8 key areas of consultancy, of which one is C-IED operations.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/cbrne-secure-india/

Iraqi Security Forces

Military

The Iraqi Security Forces have faced serious threat from IEDs, as such it has been the priority of many foreign western state governments to assist in training the security forces, so that they can respond to the C-IED threat posed by insurgent groups, particularly ISIS.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/16556/

Philippines Bomb Data Center

Police

The Philippines Bomb Data Center (PBDC) serves as a coordinating body to provide technical assistance, operational support, enhancement of training and strategic information on all unlawful use of explosives both domestic and international incidents.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/philippines-bomb-data-center/

Kurdish Security Forces/Peshmerga

Military

Given the threat the Kurds face from groups such as ISIS and their IED use. It has been important for Kurdish Security Forces to increase their understanding of, and to implement, C-IED tactics.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/kurdish-security-forces/

US Marine Corps C-IED units

Military

The US Marine Corps C-IED units have specialist training courses and have trained armies in C-IED, including forces in Uganda, Burundi, Iraq and Afghanistan.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/us-marine-corps/

EPE

Private

EPE provides services to many states departments/forces including: the New Zealand Defence Force, many areas of the Australian Government, the Australian Army, and the ADF C-IED Task Force. They specialise in C-IED and EOD and in this regard provide training, equipment and equipment maintenance, and consultancy services.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/epe/

US Bomb Data Center

Police

The U.S. Bomb Data Center was established in 1996. They operate under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Bomb Data Center was created as a national collection center for information on arson and explosives related incidents throughout the United States.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/u-s-bomb-data-center/

Iraq Mine and UXO Clearance Organization (IMCO)

NGO

The Iraqi Mine/UXO Clearance Organization (IMCO) is a national nongovernmental demining organization. The members are fully trained and equipped to international humanitarian mine action standards.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/iraq-mine-uxo-clearance-organization-imco/

Pakistan Security Forces C-IED units

Military

Pakistan faces a high threat of IEDs across the country from insurgency groups. This has meant that developing Counter-IED capabilities has been a high priority for the Pakistan Security Forces over the last few years.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/pakistan-security-forces-c-ied-units/

European Explosive Ordnance Disposal Network (EEODN)

International

The EEODN was established in April 2008. Since then, EOD and CBRN experts have met twice a year to discuss and understand the existing threats from the illicit use of explosives and CBRN agents.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/european-explosive-ordnance-disposal-network-eeodn/

Canadian Bomb Data Center

Police

The Canadian Bomb Data Centre (CBDC) is a centre of policing expertise. The CBDC specialise in the criminal use of explosives, safety measures to take against explosives, detecting explosives, rendering safe explosive devices, disposing of explosives, and investigating post-blast scenes. Much of this work will involve IEDs and C-IED work.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/16649/

Task Force Al Asad

Military

Task Force AL Asad (TFAA) is made up of US Marines and Danish soldiers. The Task Force as part of their other operations to support the Iraqi Security Forces in their fight against ISIS, developed a counter improvised explosive device class for members of the Iraqi Army to teach them basic IED reaction and mitigation skills at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in January 2015.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/task-force-al-asad/

Russian Armed Forces International Mine Action Centre

Military

The Russian Armed Forces developed an International Mine Action Centre in response to the increasing warfare, in which munitions and other explosives are left behind after conflicts, which poses a danger to civilians and countries returning to a normal way of life.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/russian-armed-forces-international-mine-action-centre/

OCCAR

International

OCCAR is an international organisation whose core-business is the through life management of cooperative defence equipment programmes.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/occar/

Programme Global Shield

International

Programme Global Shield (PGS) is run by the the World Customs Organization comprises of information sharing between over 70 participating countries on cross-border movements of high-risk explosive precursor chemicals.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/programme-global-shield/

British Army C-IED/EOD units

Military

Many in the British Army have experience of IEDs, due to their popularity with insurgent forces throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. Many are specifically trained to deal with the threat of IEDs for such missions. In Afghanistan and Iraq due to the IED threat there were specific task forces designed to deal with them – counter-IED task forces.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/british-army/

Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire)

Police

TRIPwire are part of the US Department of Homeland Security. From their online site they operate a 24/7 online, collaborative information-sharing and resource portal.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/technical-resource-incident-prevention-tripwire/

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)

Military

In 2007 the CAF created the C-IED TF (formerly the Joint Counter Explosive Threat Task Force/JCET TF). Their aim is to raise their standard of preparedness in order to better battle IEDs. They continue to aim for the defeat the IED network, through synchronization between the tactical and strategic levels.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/canadian-armed-forces-caf/

Task Group Taji

Military

Task Group Taji (TG Taji) is a combined Australian-New Zealand military training force located at the Taji Military Complex northwest of Baghdad. Much of the training involves C-IED work.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/task-group-taji/

International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI)

NGO

IABTI is a non-profit association. It is a network of all types of people working in bomb disposal, such as firefighters, police, soldiers, and analysts.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/international-association-bomb-technicians-investigators-iabti/

Swedish EOD and Demining Centre

Military

The Swedish EOD and Demining Centre (SWEDEC) is Sweden’s centre of excellence for national, military, police, and international missions within the area of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/swedish-eod-demining-centre/

ABP

Private

ABP are a private company specialising in defence innovation, such as in product design, manufacturing and engineering. They provide equipment, support programmes, and project management.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/abp/

Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center (APCFC)

Military

The Asia Pacific C-IED Fusion Center (APCFC) provides training programs, intelligence products, and partner nation capacity building centred around counter-IED.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/asia-pacific-counter-improvised-explosive-device-fusion-center-apcfc/

Baghdad Operations Command

Military

Baghdad Operations Command are part of the armed forces in Iraq and report to the National Operations Center. They, particularly, have had to deal with the threat of IEDs for many years. They have received a lot of C-IED training from foreign military forces.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/baghdad-operations-command/

Teledyne ICM

Private

Teledyne ICM produces portable x-ray equipment for a wide variety of users. One of the areas for which they produce these technologies is for those working in the field of C-IED.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/teledyne-icm/

Netherlands Joint Task Force Counter-IED

Military

The Netherlands Joint Task Force Counter-IED (JTF C-IED) began operations in 2008, under the Netherlands Armed Forces. Through this organisation Dutch forces have introduced C-IED tactics to improve C-IED safety and effectiveness.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/netherlands-joint-task-force-counter-ied/

Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC)

Military

Thailand has for a long time faced significant threat from landmines, UXO, and IEDs. For this reason, the Royal Thai Army and Navy have for a been involved in demining efforts, particularly along Thailand’s borders, since 1987, and hence have a lot of experience in this area.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/thailand-mine-action-centre-tmac/

National Bomb Data Center (India)

Military

India’s National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) was created in 1988. From then the NBDC began to collate all bombing related incidents in the country and chronicled them.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/national-bomb-data-center-india/

National Mine Action Committee (NMAC) (Yemen)

Military

NMAC’s aim is to make Yemen free from the negative humanitarian and economic effects of landmines.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/national-mine-action-committee-nmac/

Danish Demining Group

NGO

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/danish-demining-group/

Pakistan Air Forces (PAF) EOD School

Military

PAF established the EOD School in 2005. The mission of PAF EOD School is to provide specialized Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) training.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/pakistan-air-forces-paf-eod-school/

Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR)

Military

The CJTF-OIR was established in 2014 by the US-led coalition against ISIS to coordinate military efforts against the ISIS threat.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/combined-joint-task-force-operation-inherent-resolve-cjtf-oir/

Turkish National Police – Bomb Disposal and Investigations Division

Police

The Turkish National Police Bomb Disposal and Investigations Division was established in 1978 and acts as the headquarters for all bomb disposal units in Turkey.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/turkish-national-police-bomb-disposal-investigations-division/

HYPERION

International

HYPERION is a hyperspectral imaging IED and explosives reconnaissance system. The goal of the HYPERION Project is to develop & test system concept for the forensic tools and procedures for C-IED use.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/hyperion/

Suicide Bomber Counteraction and Prevention (SUBCOP)

International

SUBCOP sets out to develop technologies and procedures that can be applied by the Police Security Forces when responding to a suspected Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/suicide-bomber-counteraction-prevention-subcop/

Arab Program for Mine Action (AOP)

International

In coordination with other organisations AOP aims to improve the expertise, knowledge sharing, and promote best practices across Arabic-speaking countries.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/arab-program-mine-action-aop/

National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation (NCDR)

Police

The National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation (NCDR) coordinate and supervise all programs and activities related to mines and Explosives Remnants of War (ERW).
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/national-committee-demining-rehabilitation-jordan/

Mine Action Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHMAC)

NGO

BHMAC carries out humanitarian demining throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/mine-action-centre-bosnia-herzegovina-bhmac/

Egyptian Armed Forces (C-IED/EOD teams)

Military

The Egyptian EOD/C-IED teams of the Armed Forces respond to respond to IED threats across Egypt.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/egyptian-armed-forces-c-iedeod-teams/

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment (EOD) of 1st U.S. Army Support Battalion (SPTBATT)

Military

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment (EOD) of 1st U.S. Army Support Battalion (SPTBATT). SPTBATT's purpose is to monitor compliance with the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/explosive-ordnance-disposal-detachment-eod-1st-u-s-army-support-battalion-sptbatt/

UNICEF

International

UNICEF are part of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action (IACG-MA), which comprises UN entities involved in mine action across the globe.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/unicef/

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)

NGO

The NPA are concerned with three particular areas: Mine Action, Arms Management and Destruction, and Humanitarian Disarmament Initiatives.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/norwegian-peoples-aid/

Spanish Army Demining and EOD personnel

Military

Throughout the last decade, demining and explosive ordnance disposal personnel from Spain have played a large role in peacekeeping operations throughout many countries.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/spanish-army-demining-eod-personnel/

Royal Thai Army EOD

Military

The Royal Thai Army EOD units have had much experience in dealing with IEDs, but also engage in further training efforts and share knowledge with EOD units of other nations.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/royal-thai-army-eod/

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Centre (FDRE-PSTC)

Military

The Ethiopian International Peacekeeping Training Centre (EIPKTC) was established by the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense in 2010. It aimed to help contribute to regional security and stability.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/federal-democratic-republic-ethiopia-peace-support-training-centre-fdre-pstc/

Royal Thai Police Counter-terror/EOD units

Police

The Royal Thai Police EOD units have a lot of experience in C-IED and EOD. They also undergo much training and are involved in collaborative training exercises with similar actors.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/royal-thai-police-counter-terroreod-units/

New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) C-IED units

Military

The NZDF has been responsible for all types of explosives disposals in New Zealand, in collaboration with New Zealand's Police. They have also been involved in operations abroad, such as in Iraq.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/new-zealand-defense-force-c-ied-unit/

US Navy Special Operations (EOD units)

Military

The EOD units from the US Navy are responsible for responding to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training on how to handle improvised, chemical, biological and even nuclear weapons.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/us-navy-special-operations-eod-units/

QinetiQ

Private

QinetiQ are a company based in the UK, who also have a subsidiary in the US. They are best known for their TALON robots, that have been highly used in C-IED operations.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/qinetiq/

Libyan Mine Action Centre (LibMAC)

NGO

The Libyan Mine Action Centre (LibMAC) was established in May 2011. The workers aim was to clear mines and the ERW in liberated areas.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/libyan-mine-action-centre/

Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD)

NGO

FSD was created in 1997. Since its inception, it has implemented mine clearance projects across the globe, including in countries such as Sudan, CAR, and Afghanistan.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/swiss-foundation-mine-action-fsd/

Dynasafe

Private

Dynasafe MineTech are a UK-based company established in 1989. Since their inception they have completed over 390 contracts in over 50 countries.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/dynasafe/

BACTEC

Private

The BACTEC (Battle Area Clearance, Training, Equipment and Consultancy) Group of companies is comprised of a number of leading Explosive Ordnance Disposal, (EOD) Bomb Disposal, Mine Action companies.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/bactec/

ITF

NGO

ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) (previously named International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance) was established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in 1998.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/itf/

UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

International

The DPKO is in charge of providing political and executive direction to UN Peacekeeping operations around the world.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/un-department-peacekeeping-operations-dpko/

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

International

The UNODA advises and assists the UN Secretary-General in the work related to the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty and the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/united-nations-office-disarmament-affairs-unoda/

Combat Engineering Corps (Israel)

Military

The Combat Engineering Corps is the only IDF force specially trained to break through obstacles such as mine fields and so highly trained in combating explosives.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/combat-engineering-corps-israel/

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

International

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations. The have been involved in facilitating many mine clearance and C-IED projects.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/united-nations-office-project-services-unops/

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

International

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network that was established in 1965. The UNDP has assisted many states in removing ERW.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/united-nations-development-programme-undp/

International Peace Institute

International

The International Peace Institute is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank, dedicated to promoting the prevention and resolution of conflicts.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/international-peace-institute/

International Bomb Data Center Working Group (IBDCWG)

International

The IBDCWG is a collaborative body, comprised of bomb data centers and recognized government agencies that are focused on the efficient and effective sharing of technical intelligence on explosives.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/international-bomb-data-center-working-group-ibdcwg-2/

Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (JCBRN) Defence COE

International

The role of the JCBRN Defence COE is to provide advice in all CBRN defence related areas. They also provide education and training, such as for first responders to IED/CBRN iincidents.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/jcbrn-defence-coe/

Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division

Police

The Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division, consists of Israel's top bomb disposal specialists. During training, the elite specialists practice with live agents and chemicals.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/israel-police-bomb-disposal-division/

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Police

The ATF aims to protect the public from crimes involving firearms, explosives, arson, and the diversion of tobacco products.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/bureau-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-explosives-atf/

Mongolian Armed Forces

Military

Members of the MAF have participated in many peace-keeping missions as well as in forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The have encountered IEDs on these missions and many have received C-IED training.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/mongolian-armed-forces/

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces

Military

The RCAF are involved in many demining, UXO and C-IED efforts.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/royal-cambodian-armed-forces/

Improvised Threat Management (ITM)

Private

Improvised Threat Management specializes in replicating anti-personnel/anti-tank improvised explosive devices. They provide training, training aids, and consultancy services.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/improvised-threat-management-itm/

US Army C-IED units

Military

The US Army have hundreds of C-IED personnel. They provide assistance, operate internationally, conduct research, provide training and advice to other C-IED actors.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/us-army-c-ied-units/

Joint Counter Improvised Threats Task Force

Military

The Joint Counter Improvised Threats Task Force is responsible for the coordination of all counter improvised threat efforts for ADF personnel deployed on operations.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/joint-counter-improvised-threats-task-force-australia/

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Military

The KDF had a lot of experience with mines and now many are trained in CIED.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/kenya-defence-forces-kdf/

Kenya Bomb Disposal Unit

Police

The BDU shares responsibility with the Anti-Terrorism unit for handling, detecting and detonating IEDs
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/kenya-bomb-disposal-unit/

Bahrain Public Security Forces counter-terrorism units

Police

The work of the Bahrain Public Security Forces counter-terrorism units includes intercepting threats, information sharing and international cooperation.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/bahrain-public-security-forces-counter-terrorism-units/

Lebanon Armed Forces - Bomb Disposal/CIED

Military

The Lebanon Armed Forces have recieved funding, equipment and training to improve their CIED capabilities.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/lebanon-armed-forces-bomb-disposalcied/

Afghanistan National Police CIED

Police

The Afghan National Police have developed explosive hazard reduction teams. The police within this field receive training to be used in the fight against the significant IED problem in Afghanistan.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/afghanistan-national-police-cied/

Centre de Perfectionnement aux Actions post conflictuelles de Déminage et Dépollution, Center for Humanitarian Demining (CPADD)

Private

CPADD provides advice and assistance to African countries affected by landmines and ERW, with a particular focus on demining and peacekeeping operations. Training also includes CIED.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/centre-de-perfectionnement-aux-actions-post-conflictuelles-de-deminage-et-depollution-center-humanitarian-demining-cpadd/

Puntland Mine Action Centre (PMAC)

Police

Established in 1999, PMAC has collaborated with both national and international partners to combat mines, such as HALO, DDG and MAG.
https://aoav.org.uk/2016/puntland-mine-action-centre-pmac/

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