What is IFE14?

The exercise camp for Build-up Exercise III in 2013 in Hungary.

 

The Integrated Field Exercise 2014 (IFE14) is a field exercise to test the operation and techniques of an on-site inspection (OSI) in an integrated manner. The exercise will be held in Jordan in November and December 2014. It aims to simulate a CTBT on-site inspection in which 40 inspectors search a designated area of up to 1,000 km2 for evidence of whether or not a nuclear explosion has taken place.

IFE14 is a field exercise to simulate an almost entire on-site inspection in Jordan in late 2014. An on-site inspection involves the meticulous search of a designated area for evidence of whether a nuclear explosion has taken place or not.

IFE14 Objectives

The rapid deployment system for transporting tons of inspection equipment anywhere in the world.

IFE14 objectives are to test the following in an integrated manner:

  • All the phases of an OSI: launch, pre-inspection, inspection and post-inspection;
  • Fifteen out of the 17 inspection techniques listed in the Treaty—a significant development on the technologies tested at the previous integrated field exercise in 2008 (IFE08); and
  • Newly developed operational elements of an OSI such as an enhanced operations support centre, an improved in-field communications system and a rapid deployment system for transporting tons of inspection equipment anywhere in the world.