Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Overview


JIEDDO Overview

  • 20 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • July 2009

• Enemy will focus on irregular warfare using asymmetric means to attack and influence advanced nations
• Conventional, unconventional, lethal, non-lethal, state supported, non-state, hybrid organizations, extremism… produce a very complex environment


• IED attacks infrequent
– Brazil, Chile, China, Mexico
• IED attacks persistent
– Algeria, Colombia, Greece, India, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen
• IED attacks escalating
– Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia


Future Areas of Focus

1. The signature for an Explosively Formed Projectile (EFP) – devise a sensor suite to recognize the signature and defeat the EFP

2. Tools for understanding dynamic social networks as we target, attack and disrupt them

3. Stand-off detection of Improvised Explosive Devices and their components

4. Better ways to detect other components of Improvised Explosive Devices such as passive infra-red sensors and command wires in urban and rural terrain

5. New sensors for the growing set of Unmanned Aerial Vehiclebased Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) programs

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