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5 Feb. 2017

NATO launches training effort in Iraq

NATO launched a new training programme in Iraq on Sunday (5 February 2017), teaching Iraqi security forces to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Around 30 enlisted soldiers are participating in the first five-week course. ''NATO's training and capacity building in Iraq is strengthening the country's ability to fight ISIL and provide for its own security,'' said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

14 Dec. 2016

Demonstration of unique counter-IED analysis laboratory at NATO Headquarters

In Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are among the main causes of military and civilian casualties. To counter this type of threat, France has created a counter-IED analysis laboratory.

11 Oct. 2016

Non-lethal weapons: new technologies to preserve lives

New complex situations with fighters operating among civilians are challenging conventional warfare and require new responsive technologies. NATO sponsored a Non-Lethal Technology Exercise organised by Belgium from 19 to 30 September 2016 to practise the use and assess the military utility of non-lethal weapons in land operations.

13 May. 2015

NATO and industry experts discuss counter-terrorism

Experts and industry representatives from the field of counter-terrorism gathered at a workshop organised by NATO’s Defence against Terrorism Programme of Work. The event took place jointly with the Counter Terror Expo in London on 20 and 21 April 2015.

5 Dec. 2014

Preparing first responders for CBRN incidents

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons are among the most dangerous weapons in the world. Several terrorist groups have actively sought weapons of mass destruction as they can cause a higher mortality than conventional weapons. It is important to ensure that first responders are prepared for such eventualities and that decision makers get timely scientific and operational CBRN information to protect populations.

7 May. 2013

NATO experts and industry leaders discuss counter-terrorism

Counter-terrorism was at the top of the agenda during discussions between NATO experts and industry leaders at the Counter Terror Expo in London on 24 and 25 April 2013.

13 Oct. 2010

NATO looks at chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear aspects in combating terrorism

From 12 to 14 October, some 50 experts are meeting in Brno, the Czech Republic, to discuss chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) aspects in defending against terrorism. One of the central aims is to share information and experiences in CBRN resources used by terrorists and technological developments in protecting against CBR substances.

24 Jun. 2010

NATO to step up efforts against improvised explosive devices with new Centre of Excellence

On 24 June, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Stéphane Abrial, hosted a signing ceremony for a new NATO Centre of Excellence to combat improvised explosive devices (IEDs). IEDs planted by insurgents have injured and claimed the lives of scores of civilians, Afghan security forces and NATO-led soldiers over the course of the Alliance’s operation in Afghanistan. The Centre, which will be based in the Spanish capital Madrid, will focus on tackling the system of IEDs and the devices themselves, and training experts in this field.

20 May. 2010

Counter-terrorism experts to share knowledge at NATO science training course

From 23 to 27 May 2010, a NATO funded Advanced Training Course in Kabul will aim to teach Afghan military and government officials the latest methods and strategies used in counter-terrorism operations.

5 Oct. 2009

NATO sponsors critical infrastructure protection technology demonstration

From 5-15 October, “BELCOAST 09” is marking the fifth anniversary of NATO’s Defence Against Terrorism Programme of Work (DAT PoW), demonstrating technologies that can improve the protection of military installations in operations. The event will take place at Koksijde Air Base and other locations along the Belgian coast.

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