JCBRN Defence COE
The 59th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Interservice Working Group (EODWG) meeting took place at Kiel Naval Base in Kiel (DEU) from 22-25 October 2019. The enduring aim of the EODWG was to ensure standardization in the EOD field as it supports joint and combined operations, and to advise the Military Committee on EOD topics and issues.
The European Union CBRN expert team supported by the JCBRN Def COE deployed to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support UAE in further development of its national CBRN defence capabilities. This mission was the first expert mission based on UAE requirement and will be followed by consequent visits to promote national CBRN defence capability and to ensure that they reflect current CBRN threats in the region. By that, the JCBRN Def COE continue to develop its relation towards EU as outlined in the NATO – EU declaration.
Author: Col. Vratislav OSVALD (CZE-A)
“We will further develop our partnership with industry and academia from all Allies to keep pace with technological advances through innovation” as the Heads of State and Government stated at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels from 11 - 12 July 2018.
The JCBRN Defence COE in close cooperation with the Military Research Institute Brno conducted a Live Agent Training Course at the Testing and Training Facility “Kamenná Chaloupka” from 30 September to 04 October 2019.
During this 5-day training event, the course participants wearing Individual Protective Equipment, improved their confidence while working in a CBRN environment containing Chemical Warfare agents (CWAs) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs).