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Norwegian, Danish and French CBRN soldiers train together

01 Nov 2018 10:58

Synopsis

Norwegian, Danish and French chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) soldiers train in Lahaugmoen, Norway on 29 October, 2018 The units are part of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), which is exercising in Norway as part of Trident Juncture 2018.CBRN defence training makes sure the Alliance is prepared to prevent, protect and recover from CBRN events which can cause hazards to populations, territory and forces. NATO and Norway are having the largest military exercises ever held in the country. During October and November, around 50,000 participants from 31 NATO Allies and partners are in Norway for exercise Trident Juncture 2018. The exercise tests the military chain from troop training at the tactical level, to command over large forces. It trains the troops of the NATO Response Force and forces from other allies and partners, ensuring they can work seamlessly together. During Trident Juncture 18, around 50,000 personnel from 31 NATO Allies and partner countries are testing their ability to operate together to defend our populations and territories and deter potential adversaries in NATO’s biggest exercise in recent years. Held in Norway, the exercise started on 25 October and will continue through 7 November.

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Shot-list 00:00:00:00 Various Shots (VS) - CBRN soldiers arrive at training area Lahaugmoen. 00:00:06:07 (VS) Norwegian civilian firefighters prepare their equipment. 00:00:16:07 (VS) Danish CBRN soldiers train on reconnaissance, rescue and decontamination in a factory using a medical dummy. 00:01:56:03 (VS) Danish CBRN soldiers decontaminate each other as snow starts to fall. 00:02:33:20 (VS) French and Danish soldiers at the decontamination site. 00:02:38:00 Danish soldiers finish clear-up and leave the site. 00:02:59:06 SOUNDBITE (English) Norwegian Army Lieutenant Colonel Espen Jargren, Commandant, Norwegian Armed Forces CBRN School “CBRN is defence against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, defence against weapons of mass destruction. 00:03:08:19 SOUNDBITE (English) Norwegian Army Lieutenant Colonel Espen Jargren, Commandant, Norwegian Armed Forces CBRN School “These guys are the VJTF CBRN, that’s NATO’s response force for CBRN. They’re going on the NATO readiness force status 1st January so this is the last chance they have to exercise together in a multinational battalion led by the French CBRN battalion. 00:03:33:12 SOUNDBITE (English) Norwegian Army Lieutenant Colonel Espen Jargren, Commandant, Norwegian Armed Forces CBRN School “So, what we see behind us is two casualties, two people down from inhaling acid fumes and so the task of these guys is to extract the casualties and to treat them and then to sanitise the whole area afterwards to make it safe for the public. 00:03:54:24 Norwegian Army Lieutenant Colonel Espen Jargren, Commandant, Norwegian Armed Forces CBRN School “It’s interesting to work in a multinational environment because we do a lot of things the same but we also have differences and we also have the language barriers to overcome. We need to work on ways to communicate, to put orders, to put meanings through in a meaningful manner. That can be challenging but also really rewarding.” 00:04:18:18 Norwegian Army Lieutenant Colonel Espen Jargren, Commandant, Norwegian Armed Forces CBRN School “We are NATO.” # ENDS # 00:04:23:18

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Reference
NATO732700
Date filming
29 Oct 2018 12:00
End date filming
29 Oct 2018 12:00
Location
Lahaugmoen
Country
Norway
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Type
B-roll