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The fight against IEDs,
a top priority that requires close international cooperation
Press release (as issued by the CIED COE in April 2015)
The second edition of the Counter-IED technology workshop will bring together the world’s leading experts in the field this June in Madrid. The congress includes discussion panels, an equipment exhibition and live demonstrations of the latest technologies developed to fight this threat.
Madrid will host the second edition of the International C-IED technology workshop from the 9th to 11th of June.
The NATO Counter-IED Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE), located in Madrid, in collaboration with the NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of Excellence (EOD COE), located in Slovakia, are organizing the event with the participation of more than 200 internationally recognized experts.
Under the heading, “Technology in support of the C-IED fights. Joining efforts“,the three day workshop will gather representatives from the Armed and Security Forces as well as industry, academia and international organizations from across the globe.
The program is structured in 10 panels, with each tackling the most pressing issues related to C-IED equipment technologies and innovations. The panels will be chaired by recognized senior experts who will guide the discussion towards thecreation of new security solutions. The workshop will create an environment that facilitates interaction and debate in order to expand each participant’s knowledge and understanding.
The event will have an adjacent exhibition space that will enable companies to display their sessions on days two and three where attendees will seelive demonstrations of technologies ranging from robots to software solutions and detection equipment.
About the NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence
The Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE) is an International Military Organization accredited by NATO in November 2010, which is manned and funded by10 sponsoring NATO nations.
Since the C-IED COE began in June 2010, prior being accredited, it has been playing a unique role inthe fight against IED both inside and outside NATO.The C-IED COE mission is to provide subject matterexpertise in order to support the Alliance, its Partners, and the International Community in the fight against IED and co-operate to increase security of Allied Nations and alsoall the troops deployed in theatres of operations, reducing or eliminating the threats from improvised explosive devices used or for use, in particular by terrorists or insurgents and other threat networks.
In just five years, the C-IED COE has significantly contributed to developments in doctrine, concept development, education and training, as well as testing and experimental research into IED threats.