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Combat Engineering and Route Clearance Training by Tonex

Tonex’s Combat Engineering and Route Clearance Training is a comprehensive program designed to equip military personnel, engineers, and security professionals with the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively perform combat engineering and route clearance missions.

This intensive course covers a wide range of topics, from explosive hazards identification to the safe and efficient clearance of roads and routes in hostile environments. Participants will gain hands-on experience and theoretical expertise through practical exercises, scenario-based training, and expert instruction.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the Combat Engineering and Route Clearance Training, participants will:

  • Master Explosive Hazards Identification: Develop the ability to identify various explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), landmines, and booby traps.
  • Route Planning and Assessment: Learn how to plan and assess routes, considering factors such as terrain, threat intelligence, and mission objectives.
  • Route Clearance Techniques: Acquire the skills to conduct systematic route clearance operations, including the use of specialized equipment and tactics.
  • IED Detection and Neutralization: Gain proficiency in detecting IEDs and neutralizing them safely, utilizing the latest technology and best practices.
  • Construction and Demolition: Learn combat engineering techniques for constructing defensive positions and demolishing obstacles to facilitate mission success.
  • Operational Safety: Understand the importance of safety protocols and minimize risks associated with combat engineering and route clearance activities.
  • Team Coordination: Enhance team coordination and communication skills essential for effective mission execution.
  • Counter-IED Strategies: Develop a deep understanding of counter-IED strategies, including intelligence gathering and threat mitigation.
  • Practical Field Experience: Apply acquired knowledge in realistic field scenarios to build confidence and competence in combat engineering and route clearance operations.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Explore the legal and ethical aspects of combat engineering, including rules of engagement and adherence to international laws.
  • Equipment Familiarization: Get hands-on experience with the latest tools and equipment used in combat engineering and route clearance missions.
  • After-Action Reporting: Learn the importance of thorough after-action reporting for continuous improvement and accountability.


This course is ideal for:

  • Military Personnel: Combat engineers, EOD technicians, and soldiers involved in route clearance and counter-IED operations.
  • Security Professionals: Private security contractors, law enforcement officers, and personnel responsible for high-risk security missions.
  • Engineers: Civil engineers, construction engineers, and those seeking specialized training in combat engineering.
  • Government Agencies: Professionals from government agencies involved in counter-terrorism and security operations.
  • Risk Management Personnel: Individuals responsible for assessing and mitigating risks associated with explosive hazards and route clearance.
  • Emergency Response Teams: First responders and emergency personnel requiring skills in explosive hazard management.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Combat Engineering and Route Clearance

  • Understanding the Role of Combat Engineers
  • Key Challenges in Route Clearance
  • Historical Context and Modern Applications
  • Ethics and Rules of Engagement
  • Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to Equipment and Tools

Explosive Threat Identification and Mitigation

  • Types of Explosive Threats
  • Detection and Recognition Techniques
  • Hazard Assessment and Risk Management
  • Safe Handling of Explosive Ordnance
  • Counter-IED Strategies
  • Practical Exercises and Simulations

Route Clearance Planning and Execution

  • Route Reconnaissance and Assessment
  • Mission Planning and Coordination
  • Convoy Operations and Security Measures
  • Barrier and Obstacle Clearance
  • Route Marking and Reporting
  • Live Field Exercises

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

  • Vehicle and Equipment Familiarization
  • Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
  • Troubleshooting and Repairs
  • Communications Systems
  • Robotics and Remote Operations
  • Equipment Handling in Hostile Environments

Tactical Considerations in Combat Engineering

  • Defensive Structures and Obstacles
  • Breaching Techniques and Tools
  • Bridging and Mobility Operations
  • Camouflage and Deception
  • Field Fortifications
  • Case Studies and Practical Application

Teamwork, Leadership, and Decision-Making

  • Effective Communication in Combat Zones
  • Leadership and Chain of Command
  • Stress Management and Resilience
  • Decision-Making Under Pressure
  • After-Action Review (AAR)
  • Graduation Exercises and Evaluation


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