On Monday, 28 August the Hungarian Defence Forces 102nd CBRN Regiment received a professional delegation from the United States European Command (USEUCOM) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Programs and International Security Cooperation.
The aim of the visit was, among others, to introduce the members of the delegation to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence capabilities of the regiment and its maneuver subunits. On the first day of the three-day program, the guests attended two presentations and a static display in order to have a glimpse of the activity of the unit.
“The mission of CBRN defence is to protect military forces, human lives and critical infrastructure. During the visit, the delegation can identify those areas which may result in joint cooperation within NATO in the future. Based on these upgraded capabilities, we can develop the interoperability of this narrow professional field in the Alliance” – this was how Lieutenant Colonel Attila Csóka, Senior CBRN Officer, HDF General Staff Force Planning Directorate summed up the purpose of the professional visit.
In what follows, the USEUCOM delegation is going to visit the mobile biological and toxicological laboratory of the HDF Medical Centre, and travel to the HDF 30th Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
Beyond the Hungarian Defence Forces, the delegation is also interested in the civilian interface, so it will pay a visit to the National Directorate General for Disaster Management as well.