After two years of online meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint CBRN Defence Capability Development Group (JCBRND-CDG) Training and Exercise Panel (TEP) meeting could finally gather in person from 08 to 12 November 2021, in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The 17th TEP meeting was held in the historical building of the Garrison House in Olomouc. BG Pavel Kolář, the commander of the garrison of Olomouc, welcomed all participants on behalf of the 1st Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Jaromir Zuna.
On the 5th of November 2021, the Indian Armed Forces Delegation led by General Bipin Rawat, Indian Chief of Defence Staff visited the JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (COE) in Vyškov, Czech Republic. He was accompanied by Major General Rajiv Gadihoke, Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Singh Lidder, Group Captain Vinod Kumar Pillai and Colonel Anupam Ashish.
After a one-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the JCBRN Defence COE in close cooperation with the Military Research Institute Brno, conducted a Live Agent Training Course at the Testing and Training Facility “Kamenná Chaloupka” from 18- 22 October 2021.
Japanese Ambassador to the Czech Republic visited the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence
The Joint CBRN Defence COE hosted a visit by the Japanese Ambassador to the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Hideo SUZUKI, on the 20 September 2021. He was accompanied by the Attaché, Mr. Naoyuki ITO . This was the first official visit by the Japanese Ambassador. The aim of this visit was to gain insight into the Joint CBRN Defence COE in Vyškov, Czech Republic in hopes of future collaboration and cooperation.
Between the 7th and 9th of September 2021, the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (COE) conducted the first residential course of 2021. The pilot CBRN Warning and Reporting Centre Management course was conducted in close cooperation with Bruhn NewTech representatives.