Belgium helps UNMAS continue supporting operations in Iraq

The Belgian government once again contributed about $802,000 to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq in support of essential mine action operations. Delivering effective and sustainable explosive hazard management assistance as well as offering technical and advisory Read More …

Five right-wing terrorists arrested throughout Europe with the support of Eurojust and Europol

Eurojust and Europol have supported the competent authorities in Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, Romania and Italy in an international operation against right-wing terrorism. During a joint action day, 5 suspects were apprehended and an additional 7 others interrogated across the Read More …

US Army EOD technicians train with allies during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada

5TH CANADIAN DIVISION SUPPORT BASE GAGETOWN, New Brunswick, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are training with military personnel from eight partner nations during Exercise Ardent Defender at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in New Brunswick, Canada, Read More …

Hungary hosts international training for military divers who salvage unexploded munitions

Soldiers from across Europe suited up in heavy diving equipment inside a cavernous flooded stone quarry deep beneath the Hungarian capital. Once their air tanks, flippers and waterproof diving suits were secured, they slipped beneath the cold water and, flashlights Read More …

Belgium: Suspect shot dead by police after killing of Swedish football fans

The man suspected of killing two Swedish football fans and wounding another in a terrorist attack in Brussels on Monday night has died after being shot by police. Belgium’s interior minister, Annelies Verlinden, told the broadcaster VRT that an automatic Read More …

European Defence Agency monitored project links ground and aerial systems to detect explosives

The European Defence Agency has overseen the final demonstration of coordination between aerial and ground unmanned systems in the detection of explosives. During the demonstration, one aerial unmanned system and two ground unmanned systems, each equipped with different sensors, undertook Read More …

NATO launches large CBRN exercise ‘Toxic Trip 2023’ on Koksijde airbase

The Koksijde air base in West Flanders, Belgium, is hosting a significant NATO chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defence exercise called “Toxic Trip 2023” from September 23 to September 29. The exercise involves approximately 600 military personnel from 18 Read More …

Belgian education minister condemns school arson attacks

Belgian education minister Caroline Desir has condemned a series of arson attacks on schools in recent days in protest against a new mandatory sex education course, saying the attacks were acts of “extreme brutality”. A total of eight schools have Read More …

ATF hosts explosive training at Ramstein AB

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives held a post-blast training course for U.S. Air Force Airmen and other NATO allies at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 7-11, 2023. The week-long course trains students in Read More …

NATO troops complete live-agent CBRN training at Exercise Precise Response in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE SUFFIELD, Alberta, Canada – Highly specialized NATO forces honed their lifesaving and mission-enabling skills during live-agent chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) training at Exercise Precise Response on Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta, Canada, July 10 – Read More …