RAVENS CHALLENGE (TM) has been described as the “Super Bowl” of EOD and C-IED events. Combining multi-jurisdictional, multi-service, and multi-national EOD teams and C-IED professionals together in a multi day event. Unlike any other event, RAVENS CHALLENGE allows EOD teams to try their hand and realistic IED scenarios with functional training aids that replicate real world IED incidents. Commanders can select from the “menu” of IED incident types to complete and / or facilitate their training requirements for that cycle. From Large Vehicle Born IEDs to Hostage Rescue Scenarios and everything in between, Ravens Challenge facilitates the difficult training that most units do not have the time and or budget to complete on their own. The scenarios are compatible with the US Army’s Team Leader and other certification and revalidation programs.
RAVENS CHALLENGE also brings the supporting agencies and departments to the multi day event. Each device has been made by one of multiple “bomb makers” to allow for a program that exercises and validates the forensic collection, analysis, and reporting, further strengthening the C-IED program and interoperability training for EOD units with Forensics and Bomb Data Center programs. K-9, SWAT, and HAZMAT scenarios also facilitate interoperability between EOD teams for a variety of incidents involving those support elements.
Seminars and workshops are also scheduled during the RAVENS CHALLENGE to allow participants to increase and update their global awareness and professional development regarding IEDs and EOD and C-IED efforts.
Finally, RAVENS CHALLENGE also has vendor demonstrations and evaluation opportunities. Teams can both watch vendor demonstrations, and have the rare ability to utilize various new equipment while conducting the IED lanes training allowing a unique opportunity to evaluate potential purchases.
RAVENS CHALLENGE ASEAN is scheduled for Thailand in November 2013. Contact RavensChallenge@riscmgmt.com for more details. #RavensChallenge