MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French –
On November 27th and 29th, the NEDEX Regional Intervention Group (Neutralization, Disposal and Destruction of Explosives) of the Armed Forces in the West Indies conducted a non-pollution audit on the side of Mount Pelee, at Le Morne Lénard. . As part of a request for assistance from the prefect of Martinique, this mission allowed the staff of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Martinique (OVSM) to access safely the location of a sensor located in border of an old artillery fire receptacle.
This intervention consisted, after the historical study of the site which made it possible to define the level of danger, to the verification of 3.4 km of track on a height difference of 380m and a surface including the seismic sensor and an area of pose helicopter.
Arriving early in the morning, the EOD specialists conducted an audit of the access path, then cleared, with a machete, 1.5km of track through the woods to allow the transport of the material. After clearing under intense heat, the vehicle was parked at 250m from the sensor. The team made a layout to mount the brushing and detection equipment on a man’s back.
The second day consisted of clearing the access track and the sensor area. This preliminary operation is necessary to finally be able to perfectly control the zone to the detector. On Wednesday, December 5th, there was a global check of the area, before a delivery of the site to the head of the OVSM.
The NEDEX Armed Forces regional response group in the West Indies includes four Army Specialists, a qualified NEDEX air force specialist, and a Navy Mine Diver from the NEDEX area. The armed forces in the West Indies have a response tool available 24H / 24H, all year round, available to the forces and the prefecture.
The 1,000 FAA military guarantee the protection of the national territory and animate regional cooperation from the departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe. They constitute a leading joint mechanism on the Caribbean theater, in coordination with the armed forces in French Guiana. In the West Indies, the armed forces carry out missions of sovereignty and regional cooperation, and conduct three specific missions: the action of the State at sea, under the authority of the delegate of the Government for the action of the State at sea to effectively combat narcotraffic at sea and to coordinate the implementation of emergency plans at sea; relief to people in the event of natural disasters or serious humanitarian situations in the area; participation in a military operation in a national or multinational environment or in the evacuation of nationals.
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