AV’s Portable Countermeasures in use by CDN Army
(PHOTO) A member of a Canadian Armed Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team approaches a British Columbia transit bus to investigate a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER at the Central Saanich Fire Hall on May 28, 2015.
Allen-Vanguard’s Portable Countermeasures (PCM) in use by CDN Army EOD Teams on exercise ARDENT DEFENDER
The Canadian Forces is sending 150 members to participate in this year’s edition of Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER, which will be hosted at 8 Wing, Trenton, from September 11 to 30.
The aim of Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER, a Canadian Army-led training exercise, is to give participants the opportunity to hone their skills related to countering explosive threats, including improvised explosive devices, the Canadian military noted in a news release.
Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER will also include participation from defence and security partner-nations and civilian law enforcement agencies and will specifically focus on explosive threats to domestic and international air operations, including aircraft and associated infrastructure, the military said in its release.
Responsible for the planning and coordination of Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER 2016, the Joint Counter Explosive Threat Task Force is the authority for enabling and synchronizing actions to counter explosive threats on behalf of the Canadian Forces.
For this year, a total of 13 of Canada’s defence and security allies will participate in Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER. The Canadian Forces says that includes Austria, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.