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European defence is a vital topic, and we always welcome keen and practical debate about ways forward. The opinion pieces below are not the opinions of EDA. Rather, they are reports and articles produced by others, which EDA feel make a valuable contribution to the contemporary defence debate.

C-IEDs: A Lingering Threat

Brussels - 01 December, 2014

Published in Global Defence Technology, issue 46, December 2014

Improvised explosive devices have been the single largest killer of coalition soldiers in the war in Afghanistan. This has put them at the forefront of public debate, with the acronym IED becoming used and understood beyond just military circles. However, even if they gained a lot of public attention in the last few years, IEDs are nothing new. With their low cost and ability to cause significant damage they have been the weapon of choice for insurgents fighting technologically superior forces for decades.

An overview of the EDA’s work in the area of C-IEDs has been published here.

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