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300 instructors from Belgian army and police share techniques and tactics to counter terrorist threats
During four days from the 24 to 27 May 2016, the Belgian army training camp of Lagland hosted the Interdepartmental Forum Tactics and Techniques which brought together more than 300 instructors from the Belgian army and Police. The goal of this forum is to exchange and share the latest techniques and tactics in shooting, riot control, management of violence, etc.
     
During four days from the 23 to 27 May 2016, the Belgian army training camp of Lagland hosted the Interdepartmental Forum Tactics and Techniques which brought together more than 300 instructors from the Belgian army and Police. The goal of this forum is to exchange and share the latest techniques and tactics in shooting, riot control, management of violence, etc. SWAT team of Belgian Police performs demonstration about the use of ballistic shield
     
The Interdepartmental Forum Tactics and Techniques is a partnership between The Belgian Ministry of Defense, the Belgian Federal Police Department and the Forests Department. This year the Forum was also attended by Police forces of Luxembourg and Switzerland.

The 300 participants at the Belgian Interdepartmental Forum Tactics and Techniques met to determine best practices, concepts and technologies for protecting the public and police in a constrained budget environment and to consider the extent to which lethal and non-lethal technologies and weapons and tactics can be utilized to assist Police and Military forces during their missions.

For several months and after the two terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgian Army and Police work together to secure the main cities, official buildings, airports and nuclear plants. The Forum is also a good opportunity for Belgian Police officers and soldiers to share their knowledge and improve their skills in working together.

The SWAT team from the Belgian Police has also performed demonstration about the use of ballistic shield during assault or inside building. It was a good opportunity for all the participants to try the handling of ballistic shield in different situations and see all the tactics to shoot from behind the shield in a aggressive manner, reload, unload, shoot and move, conduct down officer rescues, operate the shield while conducting dynamic / static room clears.
     
At the Forum, the Swiss Police has demonstrated a new techniques to fire with AK-47 or other terrorist weapons in less than a few minutes which can help police officers to use or neutralize any type of weapons during counter-terrorist missions. Swiss police demonstrates shooting techniques to use unknown weapons as AK-47 in less than a few minutes.
     
One of the most popular weapon used by terrorists is the AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle, a weapon produced by many countries including Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, China etc. Recent seizures of illicit AK-47s, both fully functioning and parts thereof, have been reported in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, India and Ukraine.

At the Forum, the Swiss Police has demonstrated a new techniques to fire with AK-47 or other terrorist weapons in less than a few minutes which can help police officers to use or neutralize any type of weapons during counter-terrorist missions.
     
Forum participants also exhibited new equipment such as a door designed and manufactured by the personnel of Camp Lagland which can be used several times to learn breaching techniques. Door breaching is a process used by military, police, or emergency services to force open closed and/or locked doors. The new door that can be used several times to learn breaching techniques
     
Forum participants also exhibited new equipment such as a door designed and manufactured by the personnel of Camp Lagland which can be used several times to learn breaching techniques. Door breaching is a process used by military, police, or emergency services to force open closed and/or locked doors.

At the Forum, the Belgian army engineer troops workshop was focused on bombs, traps and IEDs search specialist that demonstrated equipment and technologies used to move suspicious objects with maximum safety. Enemy forces often hide their supplies of weapons, ammunition and bomb-making materials. They also plant bombs where they will cause most damage to soldiers and civilians. A Search Specialist helps to locate supplies and explosive devices so they can be safely disposed of.
     
 

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