What is the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Van Driver Course?

Aim of the Course This course operates closely with the local police constabulary and allows students to support and exercise traffic exemptions when driving in emergency situations. This will include driving under escort and/or unescorted ‘blue light’ response conditions. This course is highly suitable for personnel who are required to drive under ‘blue light’ conditions… Read More


What is the International Maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Course?

Aim of the Course To provide Basic to Advanced level familiarisation training on EOD equipment and procedures employed during maritime and tidal Mine Counter Measure (MCM) tasks. The course emphasis will be on techniques and procedures most applicable to littoral EOD operations. Completion of the course should enable personnel to understand and execute all phases… Read More

What is the International Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Course?

Aim of the Course To train international EOD operators in UK Defence’s Tactics, Techniques & Procedures (TTPs) relating to Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD). Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Officers and Senior Non Commissioned Officers (SNCO). ELTS level 6. Previous training in IEDD or experience of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). Duration Three (3) weeks, with… Read More

Can We Determine the Genetic, Physiologic, & Behavioural Predictors of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Specialised Military Men?

Research Paper Title Genetic, Physiologic, and Behavioral Predictors of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Specialized Military Men. Background Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a crucial performance requirement of specialised military occupations. Age and physical activity are established predictors of CRF, but it is not clear how these predictors combine with each other and/or with genetic predisposition. The goal… Read More

US Navy EOD Operators’ use of Psychological Strategies is Comparable to that of Elite Athletes

Research Paper Title Psychological Strategies During Military Training Are Linked to Resilience in US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operators. Background The researchers describe the psychological strategies (PS) used by a specialised military population, US Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), during training and military operations. They also aimed to establish the relationship between PS and resilience.… Read More

What is the Defence General Munitions (DGM) Team?

The Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team, part of the Weapons Operating Centre, is responsible for the acquisition, in-service management and disposal of all general munitions in support of all three Services. Within the inventory, DGM manages over 700 different explosive natures as well as several hundred non-explosive items. Reference Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).

Bacteria & Clearing Landmines

“Genetically engineered fluorescent bacteria can hunt for mines Battlefields strewn with mines are one of the nastiest legacies of war. They ensure that, long after a conflict has ceased, people continue to be killed and maimed by its aftermath. In 1999, the year the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty came into force, there were more than 9,000 such casualties, most… Read More