30 Sep 2017 19:16

Russian Defense Ministry to present measures against ISIL IEDs at int'l conference in Moscow region

MOSCOW. Sept 29 (Interfax-AVN) - The second international conference on humanitarian demining and measures countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs) will take place in the Moscow region on October 5-6, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"Participants in the conference at the International Mine Action Center will have a look at the center's facilities and educational and resources infrastructure and the Russian Armed Forces' engineering equipment and hardware," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The center's experts will show their colleagues the principles of work of IEDs used in Syria by terrorists from ISIL and other groups banned in Russia, measures to counter them, and maintenance and training of military working dogs.

"A display of practical actions of a mobile demining team using a multi-purpose mobile engineering demining complex (MIKR) and demining using a Uran-6 multirole robotic complex," will also take place, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Some 120 delegates from over 40 countries are expected to attend the conference, including representatives of a number of non-governmental organizations, in particular, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the International Committee of the Red Cross, and others.

The International Mine Action Center of the Russian Armed Forces has been established in the populated locality of Nakhabino, Moscow region, on August 1, 2014. It is intended for training of humanitarian demining experts in accordance with UNMAS international standards and implementing objectives in mine clearance.