The Belgian EOD group has multiple capabilities. The unit is responsible for the clearance and destruction of explosive ordnance of conventional, chemical and toxical ammunitions from both World Wars on national territory. Some EOD(IEDD) teams are permanently stand by for intervention on national territory in support of the Federal Police. EOD(IEDD) teams are also engaged for EOD operations abroad in support of ALL Components, providing education, training and force protection to own and to foreign troops.
The mission of the Field accommodation unit (FAU) is to provide the necessary deployable force infrastructure to all Belgian units deployed abroad and this regardless of component or service. This unit can provide all necessary accommodation assets, power supply, force protection equipment, containers (offices) for a battle group up to 1200 deployed soldiers including air or land staff and ONE role two (MED).
In the last 25 years the Belgian Armed Forces were engaged in a wide range of operations worldwide, from Africa to the Middle East. Engineers, EOD and CBRN specialists participated in crisis response, reconstruction, humanitarian assistance, demining and "train, advise & assist" operations all around the world, contributing to as well NATO as to UN and EU operations or supporting partnership countries in Africa and more recently in the Baltic States.
Since refugees came massively to EUROPE and since the terrorist attacks in France and Belgium, all MILENG units have been heavely involved in homeland operations. in order to support the Federal police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in providing safety and security to the population and to national critical infrastructure and in providing accommodation and hosting for hundreds of refugees. Specialized military engineering capabilities like EOD, Military search and CBRN provide services to support this tasks. More than ever, interagency (civil-military) cooperation is the key for succes for the future and this as well at the national as at the international level.