Hidden away within Multi-National Base Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province, a
small team of Australian Defence Force and United States personnel are
spearheading a potent new capability reducing the threat from improvised
explosive devices (IEDs) for the Afghan population and Australian and
Coalition troops in Afghanistan.
The Weapons Intelligence Team (aka WIT or ‘CSI Tarin Kot’) analyses IED
components to enable the ADF and its Coalition partners to determine the
best methods of countering the threat. This intelligence allows
Australian and Coalition forces to update their tactics, techniques and
procedures to counter the threat for troops on the ground.
The specialised team within WIT uses techniques akin to a police crime
lab on the TV program ‘CSI’ to analyse recovered IED componentry to
create the evident for the Afghan justice system to prosecute
individuals involved in supplying, creating and laying IEDs against
civilians and Coalition troops.
This evidence adds to a worldwide database used by police forces,
immigration and other officials to help prevent crime.
Tags: Afghanistan, Australia, ISAF, Op Slipper, ADF, Australian Defence Force, Uruzgan Province, Weapons Intelligence Team
Location: Tarin Kawt, Oruzgan, Afghanistan (load item map)
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