The activity was aimed at exchanging knowledge between UNIFIL's explosive ordnance disposal teams.
At the Spanish Base "Miguel de Cervantes" in Lebanon, an explosives deactivation day was held, which consisted of exchanging knowledge on techniques, tactics, and procedures in the recognition and deactivation of explosives. The Spanish team's canine capabilities were also demonstrated.
An Italian Army EOD team from UNIFIL Sector West, the French EOD team from the Force Commander's Reserve and the Spanish Army EOD team from UNIFIL Sector East, belonging to the Spanish Legion attended.
After the initial welcome and reception of the teams, they went to the work area of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team (EOD), where they were able to visit the facilities, vehicles and an exhibition of various materials specific to this area.
There was also some practice with the explosive deactivation robots, Teodor and iRobot, and detection equipment was used in the training area. Finally, there was a exhibition of explosive detection by the dogs Uri and Harriet, who confirmed their fine sense of smell to all those present.
The protection and security of the Force in UNIFIL and all its contingents is a priority, which is why conferences such as this one are very interesting for sharing knowledge for the benefit of the Force and also for the Lebanese population. The aim is to achieve the objective of contributing to peace and stability in Lebanon, to which Spain is committed.