New Zealand: armed forces seek bomb disposal experts

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Defense | No Comments

Articles have appeared in New Zealand’s Defense Force publications calling for applicants for a newly-created Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Operator trade, the New Zealand Herald reports. The new posts come after the head of the army created the new EOD Operator trade in January to defend against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards and threats in both military and civilian environments. The New Zealand Herald says that the new recruitment drive, which is open to existing forces personnel and new recruits, is not linked to the NZ government’s decision to send troops to Iraq to train local forces for operations against Islamic State militants.
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