Philippine military receives new equipment for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Platoon

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received new equipment for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Platoon-Army Support Command (ASCOM) of the Philippine Army (PA). AFP Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Edgar Fallorina today inspected one of the new equipment donated by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

DTRA said in August 31 that its Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Preparedness Program (CP2) engaged in an intensive four-week training event at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland for AFP’s newly established CBRN Response Team.

“The 27 participants will be trained in CBRN preparedness, reconnaissance, and decontamination skills, in addition to learning operating procedures for the CBRN Dismounted Reconnaissance (DR-JUONS) kit provided by CP2 to create an operational capability for preparation to support the Asia Pacific Economic Council (APEC) Summit planned for the fall of 2015,” DTRA said.

The intensive course will train Philippines Army CBRN Response team in donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) at various levels of protection, participate in agility drills while in PPE, conduct personal decontamination and engage in practical application skills preparing them to receive a DR-JUONS kit.