SWEDEC contributes to increased safety and efficiency by delivering high-quality, accurate information and training. SWEDEC provides both technical and practical support, coordinates and manages materiel and method development in Explosive Ordnance Clearance (EOC).
Cooperation with Experts and Humanitarian Organisations
Staff expertise is complemented by cooperation with international experts and humanitarian organisations, such as the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).
The operational mandate includes implementing national and international courses, fact-gathering, as well as documentation and research in the area of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, new IED (Improvised Explosive Devices), new clearance methods, and new equipment. All object-specific information is documented in the EOD IS system, an information database for which the Swedish Armed Forces is responsible and which is used by 14 cooperating countries.
Training and Development
A large part of the SWEDEC staff work with training, and SWEDEC offers a range of courses directed at both military and civilian operations in the field. The training division is responsible for assuring that personnel who will be working with EOD and Demining have the knowledge and skills required to perform the work safely.
Development of the various courses is ongoing. SWEDEC supports other training divisions and schools with personnel, information and material, as well as performing certification of personnel trained in other places in the country.
SWEDEC conducts training in various branches: mine clearance, explosive ordnance disposal of conventional ammunition (CMD), clearance of improvised explosive devices (IED), clearance of biological and chemical ammunition (BCMD), as well as handling of explosive substances, such as those found in ammunition storages.