After a final test run successfully conducted last week, the second Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL) recently delivered to the permanent JDEAL training facility in Soesterberg (The Netherands) has now reached its full operational capability (FOC).
This means that with two deployable capabilities available for participating Member States, EDA’s JDEAL project - which will be extended until 2021 - has now met its primary level of objective. Both deployable laboratories, considered to be key tools for improving the fight against improvised explosive devices (IEDs), are thus now ready for deployment upon requests by Member States.
The new second laboratory is fully based on mission essential equipment and comes with a lighter housing version than the first one.
Awaiting future deployments, both laboratories will be displayed during the next technical exploitation at the JDEAL Training Facilities in Soesterberg on 5/6 September 2017.