STUTTGART, Germany — The Army is using improved explosive detecting gear at garrisons throughout Europe to intensify the military’s force protection and guard against a wave of terrorist attacks that have stretched from France and Belgium to Germany.

“Today’s operating environment has changed and we must change with it — fielding new technology and adapting our security procedures are just one aspect of keeping our personnel and communities safe,” U.S. Army Europe announced Wednesday in a news release.

In the days ahead, more security guards, soldiers and military police are expected to be posted at Army garrison entrances, where security checks will increase and be more thorough, USAREUR said.

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