The 21st NATO C-IED Working Group meeting was hosted by Hellenic National Defence General Staff in Loutraki, Greece, from 17 to 21 JUN 2019. More than 60 participants, representing NATO nations, NATO commands, NSO, C-IED COE, CSW COE, MILENG COE and EOD COE, gathered together to discuss, analyze and find solutions in the area of C-IED standardization.
COL Császár, the director NATO EOD COE, together with LTC Jankura from Transformation Support Department, participated in the 18th NATO MILENG Working Group meeting held in Rome, Italy from 10 to 14 JUN 2019.Aim of the meeting was information exchange, review of ongoing tasks and update on MILENG related publications.
The Czechoslovak Legionnaire community with the 15th Engineer regiment and the Czech Republic Police Education and Training department, Pardubice, hosted the 16th International meeting of EOD and bomb technicians (INMEP) 2019. The conference was held from 03 June to 07 June 2019 in the South Bohemia, the Czech Republic.
The director of the EOD COE had an honour to attend the official celebration ceremony of Romanian engineers. The event took place on 31 May 2019 in Bordusani training area.The activity was led by the commander of the 10th Engineer Brigade COL IONESCU and it was attended by several distinguished guests from Romania and other NATO countries.
The IPB I Conference was hosted by NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSEC COE) Vilnius, Lithuania, from 21 May to 23 May 2019. During the event, there were revised NATO’s Education and Training processes of the Global Programming and explained some of the NATO HQs organizational challenges.
The aim of the AJOD WG meeting was to enhance NATO forces interoperability through the provision of joint operational level doctrine that included the development, review and harmonization of Allied joint publications (AJPs) and advise the Military Committee on Allied joint doctrine topics and issues.
The 5th meeting of the SCI-298 Research Task Group (RTG), “Identification and Neutralization Methods and Technologies for C-IED,” was held at the U.S. General Consulate, Frankfurt, Germany, from 07 to 09 May 2019.
The EOD COE delegation represented by COL Róbert Császár, LTC Alexander Hugyar, LTC Milan Jankura and CPT Ján Bak participated in the 58th NATO EOD Working Group meeting held in Eksjo, Sweden from 6 to 10 May 2019. Aim of the meeting was information exchange, review of ongoing tasks and update on EOD publications.
On 26 April 2019, COL Róbert CSÁSZÁR, the Director of the EOD COE, hosted the visit of LTC Predrag DŽOSIC from the Staff of Operations of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces accompanied by MAJ Predrag STANCEVIC and MAJ Cedo SPASOJEVIC. During discussion, the Serbian guests expressed their interest in closer cooperation in the future mainly as the education and training of EOD operators are concerned.
Based on the invitation of Chief of Military Engineering Directorate COL Wawrzyniak, the Director of EOD COE together with other NATO Chief Engineers attended the Polish Armed Forces Military Engineers’ Day in Warsaw. the guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of the accession of the Poland to NATO. During this occasion the guests visited the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment in Kazun and received a full brief about the Polish engineer organization and its capabilities.
The 18th EOD COE SC Meeting was held on 8 – 12 April 2019 in the premises of the Polish MILENG & CBRN Training Centre in Wroclaw, Poland. Sponsoring Nations representatives met to discuss & find consensus on financial issues, amendments to job descriptions, issues related to CIS and its enhancement of cyber defence. All issues in agenda were solved also due to the great and cordial support of Polish Chief Engineer COL Wawrzyniak.
The Croatian Mine Action Centre and Croatian Mine Action Centre - Centre for Testing, Development and Training organized the 16th International Symposium Mine Action 2019 from 8th to 11th April 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The symposium topics reflected current challenges in mine action but also enabled the attendees to present their knowledge and gained experiences from all around the world.
Following the Request for Feedback and based on the NATO Doctrine Tasks, the custodian of Allied Joint Doctrine for Force Protection (AJP-3.14) called for already second writing team meeting. The aim of the meeting was to review the rest of the comments received from the working draft of the revised AJP-3.14. The second meeting was held from 1 – 5 April 2019 in the premises of JAPCC in Kalkar, Germany.
From 01 APR to 12 APR 2019, the NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of Excellence (NATO EOD COE) delivered the NATO EOD SOT.The overall course curricula was featured by theoretical lectures on Explosive Ordnance (EO) related Risk & Threat management, EOD capabilities and limitations on multinational deployment, as well as by scenario based training on EOD activities in support of multinational operations.
To support NATO common C-IED effort in the pillar - prepare the force,the NATO EOD COE organized two iterations of the HME-B level of course. Both course iterations were performed within the premises of the Ammunition Testing Centre in Novaky, Slovakia. The first iteration was conducted from 13 MAR to 15 MAR 2019 and the second one from 18 MAR to 20 MAR 2019.