U.S. EOD Experts Provide Training to Egyptian Partners

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.

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A student examining inert explosives and detonators in the training centers simulated bomb factory.

A student searching for booby traps in the training centers simulated bomb factory.

A student examining a suspicious item that had been made to look like a seat cushion.

A student using an inspection mirror to examine the end of a trip wire.

Participant connects a detonator to his Improvised Water Bottle Charge during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.

Participant works with detonating cord as he fabricates a Special Charge.

A student carefully probing a suspicious item after finding a partially buried wire in the training centers booby trap training area.

Participant briefs the class on the construction of a Special Charge during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.

A student carefully examining a pressure plate found in the training centers booby trap lane.

Team 3 proudly displays the Special Charge they fabricated during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.

Participant firing a Special Charge during the General Disruption Range.

Participant fabricates an improvised special charge during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.

Instructor debriefing shot results on the General Disruption Range.

Participant placing a Improvised Water Bottle Charge during the Explosive Incident Countermeasures Course.

Participant priming into his Improvised Water Bottle Charge.

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