U.S. EOD Experts Provide Training to Egyptian Partners (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the photo gallery that shows how the U.S. Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) experts are working with their Egyptian counterparts as part of an Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course. The course is training new Egyptian EOD instructors, and new Egyptian bomb technicians in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. Recognizing different kinds of explosives and explosive incidents is an important part of the anti-terrorism training we are providing for our Egyptian partners, and a critical part of the support that the U.S. provides to help Egyptian police and security services keep Egypt safe.

See part 1 here.

A participant places an x-ray on a suspect device while wearing a bomb suit. The participant looks out from behind his shield in the Med-Eng bomb suit. The Bomb Technician is dressed in his bomb suit during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.
A participant gives a thumbs up while operating in a Med-Eng Bomb Suit during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course. The Bomb Technician is dressed in his bomb suit during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.

A participant carefully enters a suspect package during hand entry training.

Participant in the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course works on a device during hand-entry class.

A participant uses a fiber scope and a set of mechanical fingers during the hand-entry class.
Instructors consulting the shot sheet for the General Disruption Range during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course, Cairo, Egypt.

An instructor debriefs a team during the hand-entry class in the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.

A participant removes the detonator from a device during hand-entry training.

A participant utilizes a fiber scope to inspect a device during hand-entry training.

A participant makes a detonator safe during hand entry training.

A participant uses a “hot knife technique” under the watchful eye of his Egyptian instructor during hand entry training.

A participant carefully enters a package during hand entry training.

A participant takes great care entering a suspect IED during hand entry training.
 

See part 1 of the photo gallery.