In his speech, Chief of Defence Lt Gen Daniel Zmeko underlined that the SVK Armed Forces have top level EOD specialists. “This has been achieved also thanks to the fact that we have both national and international EOD centres in Slovakia. The deployments of SVK EOD specialists on operations abroad, be that in Iraq or Afghanistan, are testament to their achievements.”
The Slovak Republic has been the NATO Lead Nation for EOD since 2004. The main theme of this yearʼs exhibition and conference is ‘Multidisciplinary Approach to EOD’. The event is organised by the NATO EOD COE Trenčín in collaboration with the Military Engineering Centre of Excellence (MILENG COE) in Germany and the Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE) in Spain under the aegis of the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD).