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RFI: EOD Advanced Training for Defeat of Improvised Explosive Devices

EOD technicians with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron utilize F6A EOD robots to disarm explosives during an exercise at Hurlburt Field, FL. Credit: Isaac O. Guest IV/USAF

The U.S. Navy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to determine the availability of potential sources to conduct training on Home Made Explosive (HME), Advanced Electronics, and Manual Access to counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The contracted organization will provide sustainment level advanced EOD courses of instruction specifically designed to advance the capability of Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JSEOD) Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD) Instructors stationed at NAVSCOLEOD, AIEDD Division on Eglin AFB, FL.

Deliverables are focused on curriculum, operational training and practical exercises to better prepare Instructor personnel to adapt tactics and techniques in support of operational EOD personnel from JSEOD component commands.

This training program will be designed to prepare and sustain JSEOD AIEDD Instructors with advanced information and practical application knowledge regarding Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) used to defeat sophisticated IEDs with a category A (Cat A) priority. Cat A is defined as EOD situations that constitute a grave and immediate threat and without action could result in catastrophic consequences to life and property.

This contracted training will be designed as a Train-The-Trainer (T3) program to provide AIEDD instructors post military, experienced based training to improve their capability when training JSEOD Operators who support Counter Terrorism (CT) and EOD Render Safe operations conducted throughout all regions of the world.

Highlighted course topics include:

  • Circuit Diagnostics and Detonator Defeat
  • Advanced Manual Access Techniques
  • Sophisticated Switch (Sensors) Recognition and Defeat
  • Hostage Handling
  • Precision Disruption and X-Ray Techniques
  • Home Made Explosive (HME) Identification, Processing, Production, Disposal, and Dynamic Disruption
  • Category A Threat Assessment During EOD Operations

NAVSCOLEOD AIEDD course provides advanced training in Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) TTP to JSEOD, and personnel from various federal agencies, to diagnose, disable, contain and dispose of sophisticated IEDs in varied environments; including homeland defense, battlefield and peacekeeping operations.

Prerequisites for attending AIEDD training include: NAVSCOLEOD graduate with at least 1 year of field experience, must have at least one deployment, Army, Marine and Air Force EOD Technicians must be designated as a Team Leader, and completion of the online Explosive Ordnance Disposal IED/WMD Electronics Course.

Additional details on the Request for Information are available via Solicitation Number: N68836N626401.


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