Australian Counterterrorism Unit Conducts Radiological Weapon Exercise

An Australian counterterrorism unit today conducted a training exercise involving simulated radiological weapons, the Australian Defense Ministry said (see GSN, June 11).

The “Clean Slate” exercise was held at a nuclear facility located near Sydney, AFP reported. In the exercise, soldiers from the Incident Response Regiment conducted search, disposal and treatment operations after discovering a secret laboratory containing “radiological improvised explosive devices,” the ministry said.

“Exercise Clean Slate will be a valuable chance for our soldiers to hone their skills at detecting and dealing with radiological devices,” said commanding officer Lt. Col. Craig Petrie (Agence France-Presse, Oct. 28).

 

October 28, 2003
About

An Australian counterterrorism unit today conducted a training exercise involving simulated radiological weapons, the Australian Defense Ministry said (see GSN, June 11).

Countries