18th NBC Protection Battalion

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Last Updated: April 21, 2014
Other Name: N/A
Location: Slovenia
Subordinate To: Slovenian Army
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknon

As of early 2014, the Slovenian Army  includes one unit dedicated to NBC activities. The 18th Battalion is attached to the 72nd Brigade and performs CBRN surveillance as well as CBRN protection and decontamination tasks. [1] It is stationed at the Peter Petrič Military Post, 30km north of Ljubljana in the city of Kranj.  This unit has been equipped with new gas masks since 2001. It may have been re-equipped with more modern detection and decontamination equipment since 1992, but there are no specific indications that this is the case. [1]

Sources:

[1] Ministry of Defense: Slovenian Armed Forces, “18th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Battalion,” www.slovenskavojska.si
 

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