German Army Inaugurates New Counter-IED Research Centre

4 May 2010 (Last Updated May 4th, 2010 18:30)

The German Army has opened a new improvised explosive device (IED) information and research centre at Boeselager Army Base in Grafschaft. The new research centre, called Counter IED, is designed to protect German forces against Taliban-planted IEDs in Afghanistan, according to dw-world.de

The German Army has opened a new improvised explosive device (IED) information and research centre at Boeselager Army Base in Grafschaft.

The new research centre, called Counter IED, is designed to protect German forces against Taliban-planted IEDs in Afghanistan, according to dw-world.de.

The centre will investigate the technology behind IEDs, and create new methods for detecting and defusing them to provide new and effective counter-IED strategies.

German troops in Afghanistan will be able to contact counter-IED specialists at the centre to get immediate advice if they discover an IED in the field.