Milipol 2017: GCS launches new range of EOD training programme

At Milipol 2017, held from 21 to 24 November, 2017, in Paris, Global Clearance Solutions (GCS) is expanding its service portfolio in the wake of terrorist attacks and a growing number of conflicts.

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(source: GCS)

A leading provider of high quality and purpose-built mechanical solutions for the removal and disposal of landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and improvised explosives devices (IEDs). In response to threats encountered in conflict zones and a growing number of terrorist attacks involving explosive hazards, the company has expanded its service offering in the field of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).

GCS applies to its renowned expertise to offer a range of EOD training program to law enforcement agencies, militaries, NGOs and security companies. Additionally, it has expanded its capacities to conduct clearance and disposal operations using the latest methodologies and equipment.

Philipp von Michaelis, CEO of GCS, highlights “the ever-evolving threats involving explosive devices have dramatically changed the market environment. These risks come in various forms and clients need to adopt a new approach when dealing with hazardous items. We support our clients from the planning stages through to operational engagement.” The company has taken a number of experts on board to respond to the recent developments.

One of those experts is Marco Pohlers, who has a long and distinguished track record in the field of EOD and improvised explosives devices disposal (IEDD) under high threat conditions. A former member of the German Special Forces with numerous deployments in conflict zones around the globe, he has been at the forefront of developing strategies against the threats posed by IEDs and other explosive devices. As he points out, “the complexity we encounter in those scenarios that may potentially include explosive items has increased. We need to apply new thinking when developing risk mitigation procedures and solutions to counter those threats.”

The recent developments in countries like Iraq, Syria and Libya, but also terrorist attacks across Europe and other industrialized centres, underline the need for new solutions. GCS responds to these developments with a comprehensive set of services.