- Route Proving and Clearance (Systems Approach)
- Search Operations (Adaptive, Deliberate, Reactive)
- Detection and Confirmation (Technology, Ground Sign Awareness, Military Working Dogs)
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Action (Destroy, Disarm, Disrupt)
- Protection (Individual, Mobile, Electronic Counter-Measures)
“Defeat the Device” incorporates all the functions required to detect, identify and deal appropriately with IEDs while ensuring the safety of all those involved in the operation and the wider population. It includes the use of high technology for systems integration, detection, neutralisation and protection combined with the appropriate tactics, techniques and procedures including the use of working dogs, ground sign awareness and tracking.