As part of the preparartions for the FTX FOCUS, HMOD conducted a rehearsal of the exercise in Athens from the 20th to the 23rd of February.
The purpose of the rehearsal was to facilitate the smooth transition from the planning to the execution phase of the field exercise.
The rehearsal was carried out using the HMOD simulator operated in the Hellenic Army Simulation Centre. The simulator replicates the information provided by the different sensors and devices used in TOXI-triage to detect the toxic agent in case of an incident. The simulation gave HMOD the opportunity to test the planning of FTX FOCUS. The results of this activity will contribute significantly to the identification of any potential shortfalls of the preparation and to the decision of the respective mitigation steps to be implemented.