EOD (Un-Exploded Ordnance) UXO Operations
Designed for beginning EOD students with little or no experience with UXOs, the EOD UXO operations training course introduces EOD students to military ordnance found specifically in the client’s inventory. Students will gain a basic understanding of types of UXOs, associated render safe procedures, EOD UXO tools, safety precautions and UXO disposal procedures. Topics include basic explosive theory and types; ordnance types; UXO reconnaissance and reporting; UXO tools and UXOs in IEDs, among others. Basic topics include: basic explosive theory; explosive types; explosive safety, transport and storage; basic demolition procedures; and ordnance types. In addition, students will become familiar with UXO reconnaissance and reporting; threat assessment; operational planning and prioritization and tools,.
Home Made Explosives (HME)
Of interest to all personnel operating in an explosive hazards environment, this course will teach the skills necessary to identify potential Homemade Explosives (HME), the associated chemicals, tools and equipment used to make HME, the similarities of HME production to narcotic production, and how to react to a suspected HME lab. Areas discussed include: HME production indicator identification; identification of HME explosive mixing facilities; dual use precursors in HMEs and narcotics; proper procedures used after the discovery of HMEs or narcotics.
Basic IED-Defeat (Low Threat Environment)
Basic IED-Defeat (IED-D) training is the beginner’s course for EOD technicians that have prior, formal EOD training but little to no IED-D experience.This training focuses on internal IED threats relative to student’s own country or that have been observed in the regions that could easily migrate to the student’s country. The course enables students to safely and remotely render safe IEDs with little collateral damage to civilians and surrounding areas. Training topics include: basic IED awareness; initiation systems; Home Made Explosives; IED electronics; IED emplacement techniques; threat assessment at IED incident sites; IED incident site control procedures; basic x-ray techniques; IED-D tools and render safe procedures.
Advanced IED-Defeat (High Threat Environment)
The intent of the advanced course is to train the students to safely negotiate and conduct IED Defeat operations in a High Threat IED environment. Typically open to students that successfully completed the Basic IED-Defeat course. This training will ensure a higher survivability rate for students operating in known IED contaminated areas. Students will utilize CIED knowledge with best tactical movement practices, dismounted and with vehicles. IED Defeat operational skills originate from best tactical practices used by Coalition/ISAF forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Subjects include tactical considerations during IED incidents and high threat IED render safe and post blast procedures.